WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Unfortantely seveal of the videos
were disqualified because YouTube blocked them for copyright
issues. Those videos have been removed from the list.
the 2011 Solmar V YouTube Video Contest
Solmar V is celebrating it's 18th
year visiting the Socorro Islands. We've had more
than 10,750 guests onboard. We have more experience
there than anyone else!
This year's contest entries should
reflect this message. If you've been on the boat
many, many years ago and have videos of photos showing
the boat, crew, or the islands, or know someone who
does, you've got the makings of a winning video!
You can tell the story with titles, narration, illustration...be
creative! You can include the above logo if you wish
(its in the
HOW TO ENTER
First you'll need to register with YouTube.com to
open your account. Upload your video clips taken
at any of our dive destinations (SOCORRO, GUADALUPE,
or SEA OF CORTEZ. Be sure to include the
name SOLMAR V and the name of the destination in
the video title and somewhere in the description. Send
us the Public URL of the movie (for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4FmcicbA5U)
along with your name and email address using this
email address. We will add links to all
the entries on this page as we receive them. The
public will vote on their favorites.
author of the winning video will
win a FREE TRIP aboard to Solmar V to the Socorro Islands
One prize will be awarded
CONTEST RULES - PLEASE READ
- This contest runs through Dec.
31, 2011. Judges will consider
the number of referral links your video has, the
number times a video clip is favored, honored,
YouTube members and the quality and message of
your video. The more websites that link to your
video clip and
is online, the more potential click-through links
you will receive. SO ENTER EARLY!
- It is not necessary to have
been aboard the Solmar V when your video was shot
or pictures were taken. If you were on another
boat, you can still enter. It would be a very good
idea not to include pictures of the other boat
in your video.
- Your video must be uploaded
after Jan 1, 2011. Videos uploaded before this
date are not eligible.
- You must include the name SOLMAR
V and the name of the destination in the video
title so it can be found in a search on YouTube.
A good description and the addition of keywords
will also help.
- You must respect copyright.
If you add music you must have permission to use
it or use royalty free or stock audio. The video
in your entry must be your own creation but you
may use other people's video clips or photos provided
you have permission, and you give them photo credit.
- You may enter up to three video
clips, but each clip must be at least two minutes
long to qualify for this contest. To produce the
best video, try to keep it under five minutes.
Long movies usually lose the viewer.
- Still image and/or graphic slide
shows are also eligible.
- Each YouTube.com registered
account is allowed to vote only once per movie.
- You are responsible for all
technical aspects of the production and uploading
of the video clips. Don't ask us for help.
- Previous winners are allowed
to enter again.
- Prize is not transferrable and
must be used by the end of 2012.
- The final winning video will
be determined by a staff of judges.
NOT A VIDEOGRAPHER?
No problem! You can create a YouTube.com
movie using stills in a slide show and still quality
for this prize. Here
is an example (this is a demo and is not included
in this competition). You may also use animation
or illustration! So you can win, even if you've never
been there. This contest is about being creative
enough to win the hearts of the voting public!
YouTube.com VIDEO SETTINGS:
Public: Share your video with the world! (Recommended)
Allow Comments: Your choice
Allow Video Responses: Your choice
Allow Ratings: Yes: Allow people to rate your video.
Allow External Sites to Embed This Video: Enabled: External sites may embed
and play this video.
We reserve the right to refuse
an entry if it is obscene, defamatory, or in poor
taste. A video will be disqualified if rankings are
found to be electronically manipulated or if comments,
favorites, or votes are from YouTube users who have
not viewed at least two videos. You are not officially
entered until you have received confirmation from
us that we have received your link. Winners will
be contacted by phone and/or email. Winning entries
will be posted on the Solmar V website. Winner agrees
to grant Solmar V the right to use the winning video
for the promotion of Solmar V.
All content on this
page including contest rules ©2011 Solmar V & Under