Category Archives: CONTESTS

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.

Read more here.


And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to SARAH LAMB ROBERTSON on winning two (2) tickets and two (2) after party passes to tonight’s WORLD PREMIERE of “I Dream,” the dramatic musical portrayal of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King from his early years through to the end of his life.

For those who entered but didn’t win, the show will run through July 31 on the Alliance Stage at the Woodruff Arts Center. For ticket information visit the Woodruff Center website or call 404.733.5000. Visit the “I Dream” website at

Read more on the production in this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article and Q&A with director Douglas Tappin.

Thanks to all who entered and keep visiting us for more contests!

Who Is America’s Worst Griller? Help Hillshire Farm Decide

As you may have heard on the Steve Harvey Morning Show recently, consumers were encouraged to nominate a friend or loved one who just can’t get it together on the grill. All the stories sent in to the “Help Me Hillshire Farm! Backyard Barbeque Contest” were hilarious, including references to burnt meat, burning trees and ambitious attempts at summer grilling that completely failed.

The four finalists, Antjuan Jackson of Portsmouth, VA; Sonya Richardson of Tampa, FL; Sheebah Smith of Dunkirk, MD; and Thomas Abbott of Gurnee, IL, each received a $100 gift card and a new top of the line grill, along with an interview on the nationally-syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. The grand prize winner will receive a backyard barbeque in their hometown for approximately 100 of their closest friends and family, complete with Hillshire Farm foods, a DJ, music, decorations… the WORKS! Read more.