Elk NetworkDaisy, Elk Foundation Announce Video Essay Contest

News Releases | May 5, 2008

May 5, 2008

Daisy, Elk Foundation Announce Video Essay Contest

MISSOULA, Mont.— A new twist on a classroom classic, the old essay contest goes high tech in a new competition for youths sponsored by Daisy and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Students age 10 to 18 can create short video essays and post them online for the world—and contest judges—to see.

Visit http://www.daisy.com/ for a portal to complete entry rules, prize descriptions and video uploading info. The contest opens May 5, 2008, and ends Jan. 1, 2009.

Videos may be 60 to 90 seconds long. Students can use video to communicate how safe, ethical hunting and shooting, spending time in the outdoors, or conserving and appreciating wildlife and nature has positively impacted their lives.

The Web site MyHuntingRoom.com will host submitted videos.

Contest winners will receive prizes from the Elk Foundation, Daisy and Cabela’s.

One grand-prize winner and one parent or adult guardian will receive airfare, lodging and registration to one of the great annual events for hunters and conservationists, the Elk Foundation’s Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo, March 5-8, 2009, in Fort Worth, Texas. The grand-prize winner also will receive a Daisy Red Ryder and Cabela’s gift certificate worth $500.

Four additional prizes will be awarded for Best Use of Graphics, Best Audio, Most Awesome Outdoor Scenery and Best Use of Animation. Winners in each of these categories will receive a Daisy Red Ryder and Cabela’s gift certificate worth $200.

“Young producers have complete creative control over message delivery, music and any text that may be included in their videos. The best overall video will receive the grand prize, but the four additional categories are designed to inspire extra creativity,” said Joe Murfin of Daisy.

Winners in the Daisy-Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation “Take Aim At Safety” Video Essay Contest will be selected Jan. 15, 2009.

Bob Swanson of the Elk Foundation said, “The Elk Foundation and Daisy have a longstanding partnership and we’re pleased to work together to get young people thinking about gun safety, hunter ethics and habitat conservation.”

Accepted video formats: WMV, FLV, 3GP and MOV. Additionally, videos can
be uploaded to YouTube and embedded. All videos will be reviewed prior to going live on MyHuntingRoom.com and must follow posted Terms and Conditions, including granting to contest sponsors the rights to use videos in future promotions. If under the age of 13, parent verification is required by law.

To enter the contest, visit http://www.daisy.com/.