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ARRL Public Relations Committee Sponsoring “I Am the ARRL” Video Contest


As part of the ARRL’s Centennial Celebration in 2014, the ARRL’s Public Relations Committee is sponsoring an “I am the ARRL” video contest. The Committee is looking for pairs of short video clips featuring ARRL members. One clip should show the radio amateur on the radio, while the other should show the amateur in his or her work setting saying “I am (name). I like (radio activity) and I am the ARRL.”

ARRL Public Relations Manager Allen Pitts, W1AGP, explained further: “For example, a car mechanic in coveralls working over an engine looks at the camera and says ‘I am Henry Smith, N0XCC. I like to talk to people in exotic countries and I am the ARRL.’ This clip would then be paired with a shot of him at home talking on the radio. You may be a lab technician in a white coat, a doctor with a stethoscope, a teacher in a classroom, a cook in a kitchen -- whatever represents your profession. We’re looking for videos that communicate that you are the ‘guy or gal down the street’ and you are the ARRL. With Field Day coming up next month, you have a great opportunity for filming clips.”

According to Pitts, clips will be assembled into one video that will be shown at the 2014 ARRL National Centennial Convention, scheduled for July 17-20, in Hartford, Connecticut. “We will draw names of all who submitted these videos and offer prizes,” Pitts said. “The top prize is a mini-library of major League publications, such as the ARRL Handbook, Antenna Book and more.”

Both clips should be shot in 9:16 format (widescreen) and 720 or higher definition; MP4 or .mov files preferred. No VHS tapes, please. The ARRL will have the full rights for all video clips submitted. Entrants may submit more than one pair of clips. All adults in the videos must sign the ARRL’s adult model release; parents or legal guardians must sign the ARRL’s child model release for their children who appear in the videos. Videos submitted without model releases will not be considered.

Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2013. Burn your videos to a CD or DVD using the appropriate software and mail it to: “I am the ARRL” Video Contest, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111, Attn: Allen Pitts, W1AGP. Do not attempt to send videos via e-mail, as our e-mail system cannot accommodate large files. Please contact Pitts via e-mail with any questions.



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