Celebrate Canada’s National Parks!

If you’ve shot some video in one of Canada’s 42 national parks this summer you might want to check this fantastic contest out. Contest closes October 12, 2010.

Celebrate Parks Video Contest – October 12, 2010

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is running a nation-wide online video contest to inspire Canadians to share their stories of Canada’s national parks which celebrates its 125 birthday this year. Participants are asked to select a national park and create a 2 minute video about what makes that park so special.

CPAWS’ Celebrate Canada’s Parks Video Contest, with the support of Parks Canada, has the aim of engaging and inspiring Canadians to share their feelings about our great national parks. The contest is designed to bring parks to people – no matter where they live – using video to showcase what makes a particular national park so appealing and memorable. Videos can include photos, unique features about a park and personal experience to tell the story of a particular national park.

“We hope that through this contest Canadians will learn more about our national parks and be inspired to get out and experience these national treasures for themselves,” says Eric Hébert-Daly, Executive Director for CPAWS.

The first place winner will receive a guided trip down the world-famous South Nahanni River through the recently expanded Nahanni National Park Reserve, courtesy of Nahanni River Adventures. Other prizes include a video camera, gift certificates from Mountain Equipment Co-op and Parks Canada Discovery Passes. The top 10 videos will be selected through online voting, from which the top three will be selected by a panel of judges. In addition, one entry will be randomly selected each week to win a prize.

“Parks Canada’s collaboration with CPAWS is a wonderful way to highlight the 125th anniversary of national parks in Canada. We’re excited about this project and the opportunity it brings us to use social media for engaging Canadians, and I look forward to seeing the creative approaches for showing to the world Canada’s amazing natural places and unforgettable experiences!” said Alan Latourelle, CEO of Parks Canada.

Visit Celebrate Parks to upload your video and vote on current entries.