Amtrak Seeks Student Filmmakers for 2nd Annual TRAINsportation Video Contest

Is the next great student filmmaker aboard an Amtrak Lincoln Service, Wolverine Service, Missouri River Runner or Hiawatha Service train? It’s a possibility, since Amtrak is looking for another winning video travelogue in the 2nd Annual Amtrak TRAINsportation Video Contest. Created with the IMAGES Amtrak team, the rail giant is gearing up for their second search for the Midwest’s most talented student film makers. For details on how to enter, check out the video above produced by IMAGES’ Creative.

The contest is open to all college students in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconson for the chance to win more than $3,000 worth of prizes including a MacBook Air, a Fuji 3D Digital Camera and travel on Amtrak. Students can enter the contest by submitting a train travel-themed video by Feburary 28, 2011, through the website.

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Submissions will be judged by industry experts including Andrew Schneider, publisher/editor of Screen Magazine; Lori Rackl, travel editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Stephen Harris, director of nonfiction and alternative programming for A&E Television Network. Amtrak plans to use the winning video in future promotional campaigns.

“Last year’s contest was a success in Illinois. Now we’re expanding to four states to get more college students excited about enjoying the journey on Amtrak,” said Tracy Robinson, Director of Marketing for Amtrak. “This contest engages college students in a fun and exciting way, introducing them to the best option for travel to more than 500 destinations in 46 states. I’m looking forward to seeing the students’ creativity.”

For more information, contest rules, prize details and to enter the 2nd Annual Amtrak TRAINsportation Video Contest, please visit the website.


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