State College, PA, April 18, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- AccuWeather.com today announced that it has launched a user-contributed video contest that invites AccuWeather fans to submit video forecasts from their own backyards. Top entries will be featured on the MyAccuWeather Video Challenge site within AccuWeather.com and one lucky winner will be brought to AccuWeather headquarters in State College, PA to do a real AccuWeather.com forecast.
Video submissions of all types are accepted: video, animation, stop-motion photography, and more. The only limits of medium are the participants’ imaginations. All eligible entries will be posted to the site and category prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Most Professional, Most Original, Most Technically Adept, Funniest, and Most Popular. Category winners will be specially featured on AccuWeather.com and a separate Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 and the chance to participate in the creation of a professional AccuWeather.com forecast. All judging will be done by a panel of video, online media, and meteorology experts at AccuWeather.com, except for the Most Popular category which will be determined by the number of views and ratings that the videos receive.
“Weather and video are both hugely popular online phenomena. As a leader in weather and media, AccuWeather.com is a prime destination for viewers looking for local weather videos and lifestyle-related weather content,” said Jim Candor, Senior Vice President of New Media for AccuWeather. “We’re happy to give our viewers this chance to join in on the action and show us their unique takes on weather forecasting.”
About AccuWeather, Inc.
AccuWeather, The World’s Weather Authority®, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 106 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 20,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, ABC’s owned and operated stations, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.