OHIO STATE PARK LODGES, June 28, 2012 - Five Ohio State Park Lodges operated by concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts are looking for a few good videos.
The 2012 Ohio State Park Lodges Video Contest is underway now through Nov. 15, 2012. Visitors to Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, Salt Fork State Park Lodge, Deer Creek State Park Lodge, Punderson Manor State Park Lodge and Mohican State Park Lodge are invited to create videos of one-to-five minutes in length that showcase their Ohio State Park experience. The title of the video should include the name of the lodge visited and also include a video name. Example: Deer Creek Lodge Smith Family Vacation.
"We are seeking artful, brief videos that capture Ohio State Park experiences, and we are hoping to receive a wide array of themes, from nature to kids having fun," said Dianna Rom, regional director of sales for Ohio State Park Lodges. "We want everyone to see how much fun can be had at an Ohio State Park Lodge, and this is a way for viewers to experience the parks as our guests see them."
Registered guests who don't own or forgot to bring their video cameras can borrow them from the lodges on a first-come, first-served basis, Rom added.
The videos must be submitted by midnight on Nov. 15. All submission details can be found at http://www.ohiostateparklodges.com/mirror/video-contest-terms-conditions-483292164-8673.html
One grand prize winner will receive a two-night "Buckeye Package" at the Xanterra-operated Ohio State Park Lodge of choice. The package includes lodging for two nights, dinner for two, breakfast each morning and a $100 gift shop certificate. Additionally, first- and second-place winners will be selected for each of the five Xanterra-operated lodges. First-place winners will receive a two-night stay and breakfast for two at a lodge of their choice. Second-place winners will receive a one-night stay at the lodge of their choice.
Participants may enter by uploading the video to www.youtube.com
and completing the online contest entry form or by sending a DVD or flash drive through the mail. By entering the contest videographers agree that the videos become the property of Xanterra, granting the company the right to use the submission free of charge in any manner or media.
Complete information about the facilities at each of the five Ohio State Park Lodges is available at www.ohiostateparklodges.com
, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ohio-State-Park-Lodges-Conference-Center/174351627055?ref=ts
and Twitter at http://twitter.com/OhioStPkLodges
. Xanterra also operates the marina at Geneva Marina State Park in Geneva-on-the-Lake in northeastern Ohio.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts® (consisting of several affiliated Xanterra entities) operates lodges, restaurants, tours and activities at national parks and state parks and resorts. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the country's largest park concessioner. Xanterra Parks & Resorts has operations in the following locations: Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park, Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio's Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also operates Windstar Cruises as well as Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Ariz.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts has been committed to the preservation and protection of the environment for many years. Through its environmental program, "Ecologix," Xanterra Parks & Resorts has been recognized repeatedly for environmental leadership in the hospitality industry and is the recipient of many honors, including major awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Travel Industry Association of America, American Hotel and Lodging Association, National Parks Conservation Association, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Colorado Department of Public Health, State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Utah Department of Environmental Quality.
For more information about Xanterra Parks & Resorts, links to individual properties and reservations numbers, visit www.xanterra.com
Xanterra Parks & Resorts
6312 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Suite 600 North
Greenwood Village, CO 80111