YouTube is full of videos, amateur and pro, but whatever the filmmakers status one fact remains. Good or bad, only YouTube gets paid.
Not so for those fortunate enough to be selected for the Durango Chamber of Commerces 2nd annual I Love Durango video contest.
Still in its infancy, the contest is a great opportunity for filmmakers. Cash prizes are given for the top three places $500, $250 and $125 and chamber Executive Director Jack Llewellyn said last years light response made for easy judging. Expect some stiffer competition this year, but the odds are probably still favorable.
Entries must be 90 seconds or less and show the world why you (or anyone else) loves Durango or should love Durango.
We just want fun, creative stuff, Llewellyn said.
Theres obviously a lot of outdoors stuff but wed like to see a diverse bunch of entries whether thats recreational or business or whatever someone comes up with. Just tell your story.
There are no prerequisites to enter the contest, not even the most basic. Buzztown will lend cameras for free, with instruction, to anyone who wants to enter the contest but doesnt have the equipment. All winning entries will be posted on www.buzztown.com. Winners will be honored in January at the Durango Chamber Annual Awards at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
The deadline to enter a film is Nov. 1.
Visit www.durangobusiness.org or call 247-0312 for submission instructions or more information.