Lights! Camera! Pour! Wine Spectator’s 12th Annual Video Contest

Make wine the star of your story and earn great prizes!
Lights! Camera! Pour! Wine Spectator’s 12th Annual Video Contest
May 10, 2018

What's Your Wine Story?

Tell us “How Wine Won My Heart” and submit your video to Wine Spectator’s 12th Annual Video Contest. Anyone can enter—whether you’re a wine lover, work in the wine or restaurant industry, or are a student of film, culinary arts or viticulture and enology. (You just need to be age 21 or older.) Over the past decade, we’ve seen top videos submitted by wine drinkers, wineries, wine reps, sommeliers, rappers, lawyers, chefs and videographers.

How to Enter

1. Develop Your Own Take on This Year’s Topic
Our theme for 2018 is “How Wine Won My Heart.” Within that angle, we give you a lot of leeway. Your video can run the gamut, from informative, like 2014 winner “Norton, the Other American Grape,” to humorous, like 2017 finalist “Grape Thrills Music Video,” or have a mix of elements, like 2012 winner “A Brief History of Merlot”—whatever you think will have us raising our glasses.

2. Shoot
Feel free to use your iPhone, Android, GoPro, DSLR or video camera. You don’t need professional video equipment to win.

3. Have Fun!
Don’t be afraid to get creative and enjoy the process—it’ll show in your video! We’re looking for passion and great storytelling as much as production value.

4. Watch the Time and Dates
Submissions cannot exceed 2 minutes in length. Get all the rules and submit your video to us online by Monday, Aug. 20.

See Your Work Celebrated

The winning video will be screened at the 2018 New York Wine Experience in October. The other finalists’ videos will be showcased on and Wine Spectator’s social media accounts.

Win Great Prizes!

Winner: 2 full passes to Wine Spectator’s 2018 New York Wine Experience weekend
Finalists: 2 passes to one of the two 2018 Wine Experience Grand Tasting evenings or a 2019 spring Grand Tour tasting
All qualified entrants: 1-year membership to

More Examples and Inspiration

Check out past finalists, including the 2017 winner, “Vineyards and High Heels.”

Key Contest Dates for 2018

  • Submission deadline: Monday, Aug. 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Finalists revealed and voting begins: Monday, Sept. 10
  • Voting closes: Sunday, Sept. 16
  • Runners-up and honorable mentions announced: Monday, Sept. 17
  • Winner announced: Tuesday, Sept. 18

Enter Now

See the Rules, Prizes and Entry Form for 2018

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