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 and Honorable Mentions from last year's video contest.)
The deadline for all entries is Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at midnight EDT.
Picking the Finalists: Wine Spectator editors will select the best videos, which will be posted at WineSpectator.com on Monday, September 12, 2011.
Picking the Winner: Visitors to WineSpectator.com will vote for their favorite video during the voting period, which runs Monday, September 12, through Monday morning, September 19. The video with the most votes will be the winner. Note: a maximum of 5 votes per IP address will be counted.
Announcing the Winner: The second- and third-place videos will be revealed on Monday, September 19, at WineSpectator.com. The top video will be revealed on Tuesday, September 20. Honorable Mention videos will also be revealed on September 20.
1. The creator of the winning video will receive two full complimentary registrations to the Wine Experience in New York City on October 20–22, 2011. 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 20 or 21, 2011. If they are unable to make that date, finalists may attend any one of the 2012 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 a one-year full-access membership to WineSpectator.com. Current members will receive an extension of their membership. (Only one entry prize per entrant.)
The video file size must be no larger than 500MB.
We accept these video file formats: mpeg, mov and avi
It's easy. Complete the entry form and upload your video.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.