CONTEST EXTENDED TO JUNE 15!
The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has launched its iTuber Take II video contest on YouTube, inviting spud lovers from across the country to work their magic in front of the camera with the Idaho Potato. In celebration of the International Year of the Potato, the Idaho Potato Commission has launched a special category just for Idaho high school students with cash prizes for the student winner and his/her high school. The contest deadline has been extended to June 15.
2007 marked the first year of the iTuber video contest for tater fans. “Consumers pulled out all stops last year with the videos they submitted to the iTuber video contest. It was evident that considerable time and energy went into the creation of each video entered,” said Frank Muir, President & CEO, Idaho Potato Commission. “We are very excited about this year’s contest and the new Idaho high school category and seeing how creative Idaho Potato lovers of all ages can get with their potatoes.” See all of the 2007 videos here, or watch this sample:
One Grand Prize winner will be awarded $3,000 CASH and two Runners Up will each receive $1,000. All qualified entrants will receive an MP3 player.
Idaho High School Students
One winner will receive a $100 Savings Bond and his/her high school will win $250. All entrants will also receive an MP3 player.
How to Enter
To enter, contestants ages 18 years and older, must be willing to have up to ten minutes of fun with an Idaho Potato (on camera-of course) and to share their entry with the world via YouTube. What exactly do we mean by, “Have fun with a potato?” Well, certainly, there are many ways to have a good time with a nutritious, fat-free Idaho Potato. Submissions can be humorous, artistic, or even serious. Entries could include artwork, recipe demonstrations, using a potato to solve a common household problem, a potato-themed skit or game, or any other relevant ideas that come to mind. All entries must be received by 11:59pm EST on June 15, 2008. Visit http://www.iTuber.org for more details and contest rules. There is a limit of one entry per person. Idaho high school students must have parental or guardian permission to enter.