Published Jul 23, 2012
Unless you get in touch with your creative side and make a video that answers the question: "Why Do You Love the Appalachian Trail?"
[Tip from divorced old man: Under no circumstances should you give an actual woman a smarmy video instead of a store-bought gift -- no matter how many times she says, "Oh, don't get me that diamond tennis bracelet on sale at [insert store here] or a car like your friend bought his wife, just because he loves her. Just tell me why you love me. That's all." It's a trap. Women never add the key phrase, "while we are touring France, Spain and Italy, without your mother."]
Sorry. Where were we?
Oh! Giving a present to the Appalachian Trail for its birthday.
The incredibly talented folks at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) came up with the perfect way to honor the AT on its 75th birthday this August.
A video contest. Oh, yeah.
The ATC wants you to tell them why you love the AT. They want your response in a video no longer than three minutes.
Tell them what the Trail means to you and why you keep coming back for more.
The grand prize winner will receive a custom ATC hammock, courtesy of ENO(TM). The winners' video will be screened at this year's "Discover the Appalachian Trail" Fall Membership Drive.
But, wait!!! There's more!! You'll be featured in A.T. Journeys (The Official Magazine of the A.T.) and on the ATC's YouTube page.
Now that is a prize package.
Submitting a video is quick and easy! Videos will be accepted through Sunday, September 2, 2012.
Visit our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/ATHike) to upload your video. Click on the "Video Contest" tab, click "Enter", fill out the required information, upload your video and click "Submit."
Each submission will pass through an ATC inspection to insure the content is appropriate.
Once approved, videos will be displayed before the voting starts on September 4, 2012. (This process may cause a slight delay, so don't be alarmed if your video isn't visible directly following a submission.)
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