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Office of the Chautauqua County Executive
Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau Director Andrew Nixon and other local partners announced today that three winners have been selected for the second period of the I Love CHQ Challenge video contest, which concluded on June 30, 2015.
Winners were Tracie DeMotte, Andy Dickson, and Royce MacIntyre, who are all from Chautauqua County, NY. DeMotte’s video entitled, “Jobs in Chautauqua,” won in the Working Here category; Dickson’s video entitled, “X-Country Skiing Playground; Boutwell Hill State Forest,” won in the Outdoors and Recreation category; and MacIntyre’s video entitled, “Living & Loving Chautauqua County,” won in the Living Here category.
Each winner received a $250 prize and there were no entrants in the Local Flavors category and Arts, Culture, History, and Education category.
The I Love CHQ Challenge is a social media promotion that utilizes video images of the area in conjunction with Facebook. Videos are shared in order to generate “likes” and also evaluated by a local review group.
The premise behind the campaign is to foster positive images about the Chautauqua County area. The sub-theme for the promotion is “What Do You Love About Chautauqua County?”
The promotion’s third contest period began on July 1 and continues until August 31. Local residents as well as visitors are encouraged to upload 90 second to 3 minute videos in five thematic areas, through the designated Facebook page. They should then share the video and attempt to generate as many likes as possible. Up to five participants will be
eligible to win prizes during the third contest period. Though this period parallels the summer season, videos do not necessarily have to do with the summer.
The five theme areas are:
· Local Flavors–agriculture, agribeverage and agritourism, and local ingredients as part of great dining experiences.
· Outdoors and Recreation–lakes, trails and forests, golf, ski, and much more.
· Living Here–places to live, quality of life, favorite activities and events.
· Working Here–from health care to Harley Davidson, and welding to winery tour guide.
· Arts, Culture, History, and Education–fun, unique, and notable . .
. Chautauqua is The World’s Learning Center.
For additional information about the contest and to enter, visit www.facebook.com/Tour.Chautauqua and select the I Love CHQ Challenge tab.
The I Love CHQ Challenge Video Contest is a collaboration involving theOffice of the Chautauqua County Executive, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, and Digitell, Inc.