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Lights! Camera! Pour! Video Contest! Wine Spectator's 8th Annual Contest

Share your wine story and earn great prizes

Posted: April 30, 2014

Submit your video to Wine Spectator's Eighth Annual Video Contest. Make it short, educational and entertaining. Storytelling is in; straight-on commercials are out.

Everyone can enter—whether you're a wine lover, wine region rep or a winery, retailer or sommelier, rapper, lawyer, chef or videographer—as long as you are at least 21 years old.

Become a star! Your video will have a big, big audience on WineSpectator.com if it is selected as a finalist by our editors. The public picks the winner.

Great prizes for all qualified entrants and finalists.

  • Grand Prize The creator of the winning video will receive a pair of full event passes to the Wine Spectator Wine Experience where the winning video will be screened.

  • Finalist Prize The finalists will each receive a pair of tickets to one of the Grand Tastings at the Wine Experience in New York City on October 16 or 17, 2014. If they are unable to make that date, finalists may attend any one of the 2015 Grand Tour Tastings (dates and locations TBD).

For examples and inspiration, check out last year's finalists. The winning video, "The Dawn of Wine," continues the humorous, storytelling approach to wine that has attracted the popular vote. Read the story behind this video.

Here are the key contest dates for 2014 ...

  • Entry deadline: Monday, September 1
  • Finalists revealed & voting begins: Monday, September 8
  • Voting closes & Runners-Up announced: Monday, September 15
  • Winner announced & Honorable Mentions go live: Tuesday, September 16

Videos must be 3 minutes or shorter and may not contain any copyrighted or defamatory material.
View the complete contest rules, prize and submission information.

Got questions? Email us at video@winespectator.com.

Troy Peterson
Burbank, CA —  September 29, 2014 12:43pm ET
So, I just spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out how to view the 2014 Contest videos and I just keep getting sent back to the April 30 entry page (even though I click on a banner that promises to take me directly to the right page). This is frustrating. I was out of town when the finalists were posted and I'd like to see them.
Dana Nigro
New York, NY —  September 29, 2014 12:48pm ET
Hi Troy,

We're sorry you missed the announcement of the finalists and winners. You can find all the video winners and honorable mentions at www.winespectator.com/videocontest2014.

Could you let us know where you are seeing this banner with an outdated link and we'll get it fixed?

Dana Nigro, managing editor, WineSpectator.com

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