Through April 15, three-to five-minute videos of humans in non-motorized action are being accepted for a shot at a $1,000 grand prize and a chance at a public screening during the Reno River Festival. The top 20 videos will be uploaded to www.renoriverfestival.com/videocontest for public voting from April 30 to May 5 and the top five will be screened before a crowd of thousands.
“Promoting outdoor activities is a key mission of the Reno River Festival and Humans in Motion is an ideal vehicle in supporting that goal,” said Jim Bauserman, owner of the Reno River Festival. “With such a large range of action submitted during the first contest in 2010, we’re really looking forward to seeing the new skill, creativity and humor each submission will bring to this year’s contest.”
Show off extreme sport skills, go slow motion or grab some friends and run wild, each video just needs to involve at least one human in non-motorized motion. Whether its surfing, skiing, running or cycling, such as some of last year’s entries, or something different altogether, all submissions must be raw edits in .mpeg, .mov, .avi, .flv. or .wmv format.
Upon receipt, all videos will be reviewed by a panel of judges based on creativity, humor, originality and relevancy to the Humans in Motion contest theme and the top 20 finalists will be posted online for public voting from April 30 to May 5. The five videos with the highest number of public votes combined with the initial judges’ selections will be screened in Wingfield Park May 6 at 6 p.m. and the top three winners will be awarded. Prizes are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place and each winner also will receive a Reno River Festival merchandise package.
To be eligible, entrants must complete the registration form found at www.renoriverestival.com/humansinmotion and mail it with the DVD by April 15 to: Reno River Festival, Attn: Humans in Motion, 5355 Kietzke Lane, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89511.
Contestants receive one entry for each video submitted and can enter a maximum of 10 videos.
In addition to the Humans in Motion contest, the 2011 Reno River Festival’s schedule of events also includes the annual kick-off party, the highly-anticipated fourth annual Run Amuck mud run, Music in the Park, Yoga in the Park, action-packed boatercross and freestyle kayak competitions, free whitewater clinics and the Stand Up Paddle Board race.
For more details about the eight annual Reno River Festival or the Run Amuck, visit www.renoriverfestival.com or call 784-9400 ext. 119.