MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan and other local partners announced today that three winners have been selected for the third period of the I Love CHQ Challenge video contest, which concluded on August 31, 2015.
Winners were Tracie DeMotte, Guy Karam, and Shelly Wells. DeMotte, who is from Jamestown, NY, had two winning videos this contest period as her video, “Birds, Bees, and Butterflies,” won in the Outdoor and Recreation category and her video, “Local Flavors in Chautauqua County,” won in the Local Flavors category.
Each winner received a $250 prize with DeMotte receiving $500 for her two winning entries. There were no entrants in the Working Here category.
The I Love CHQ Challenge is a social media promotion. 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 promotion’s fourth and final contest period began on Sept. 1 and continues until Oct. 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 final contest period.
For additional information about the contest and to enter, visit www.facebook.com/Tour.Chautauqua and select the I Love CHQ Challenge tab.