News Release 13-035
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Virginia Painter, (360) 902-8562
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388
Kid video contest focuses on fun in state parks
There’s still time left for youth videographers
to enter a short film about “Why I Love My State Park”
July 19, 2013 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Farrington Foundation remind kids there’s still time this summer to enter a film contest focusing on a favorite state park.
The contest, entitled, “Why I Love My State Park,” features multiple prizes of up to $500, to be offered in the fall. Kids must submit their videos by Sept. 15.
The Farrington Foundation is partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington State to offer the contest. The idea is to get kids outside and provide a fun focus for a video project. Winning videos may be used by the Farrington Foundation and Washington State Parks, to promote the park system and the Farrington mission, which is to “create and preserve open spaces while opening minds of all ages to unlimited opportunities in the great American outdoors.”
Young videographers, individually or as a team, may choose one state park to be the subject of their short film created around the theme of “Why I Love my State Park.” The videos submitted for consideration in the contest must be no less than two minutes and no more than seven minutes in length. Contest applications are required and may be downloaded at www.friendsoffarrington.org, where contest rules also may be found.
Stay connected to your state parks by following Washington State Parks at www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks, www.twitter.com/WAStatePks, www.youtube.com/WashingtonStateParks and www.foursquare.com/WAStatePks. Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at www.AdventureAwaits.com.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. Washington State Parks turned 100 years old on March 19, 2013 and is celebrate with events in parks all over the state, all year long. For more information, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events/.
Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.