Camry Hybrid offered as prize for best tourist video
The State Division of Tourism has launched a West Virginia "Answer the Call" contest. Visitors to the Mountain State may submit videos of their trip experiences for a chance to win a new Camry Hybrid.
"We're excited to showcase West Virginia as a premier tourist destination, and proud to have Toyota as a business partner and a sponsor of this contest," said Governor Joe Manchin.
Toyota was selected as the "Answer the Call" contest's grand prize, because one of Toyota's large North American manufacturing plants is based in Buffalo.
Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver said the goal of the "West Virginia is Calling" campaign and the contest is to increase awareness of the Mountain State as the premier destination for a weekend getaway from large urban centers in the surrounding states.
"West Virginia is the perfect solution for people looking for an escape from their everyday stressful lives," Carver said. "With time poverty at an all-time high, we believe it is even more important than ever for people to get away and experience all the Mountain State has to offer."
Those interested in participating in the contest can start capturing their experiences on video at any time and will be able to upload their videos to www.WVisCalling.com. Visi-tors to the site also will be able to view the videos.
"We are looking for breathtaking views, exciting journeys, interesting dialogue and funny adventures caught on video," Carver said.
Contest details, including video requirements, judging criteria, prizes and travel ideas are available at the website.