The videos should be educational and entertaining as well as short and non-commercial.
The subjects could be interviews with winemakers, chefs or sommeliers, tours of wineries, tastings of selected wines or simply adventures with wine. (For examples and inspiration, see the free videos posted each week at WineSpectator.com or see the finalists from last year's video contest.)
The deadline for all entries is Monday, August 31, 2009, at midnight EDT.
Picking the Finalists: Wine Spectator editors will select the best videos, which will be posted at WineSpectator.com on Monday, September 14, 2009.
Picking the Winner: Visitors to WineSpectator.com will vote for their favorite video during the voting period, which runs Monday, September 14, through Monday morning, September 21. The video with the most votes will be the winner.
Announcing the Winner: The second- and third-place videos will be revealed on Monday, September 21, at WineSpectator.com. The top video will be revealed on Tuesday, September 22. Honorable Mention videos will also be revealed on September 22.
1. The creator of the winning video will receive two complimentary registrations to the Wine Experience in New York City on October 22 through 24, 2009. The winning video may be shown as part of the official program.
2. The finalists, as chosen by our editors, will each receive two tickets to one of the Grand Tastings at the Wine Experience in New York City on October 22 or 23, 2009. If they are unable to make that date, finalists may attend any one of the 2010 Grand Tour Tastings (dates and locations TBD). Finalists' videos will be posted at WineSpectator.com.
3. Everyone who submits a video judged by our editors as a valid submission will receive their choice of either a one-year subscription to WineSpectator.com or any course at Wine Spectator School. (Only one per entrant.)
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