EAGLE, IDAHO, June 13, 2008 - The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has extended its iTuber Take II video contest to June 30, 2008. In celebration of the International Year of the Potato, the IPC is inviting potato fans to submit spud-inspired shorts showcasing Idaho® Potatoes. From tater tips to spud skits and singing spuds, entries submitted are as versatile as the Idaho® Potato itself. More than $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded, and all qualifying entries will receive an MP3 player.
iTuber Take II
One Grand Prize winner will be awarded $3,000 CASH and two Runners Up will each receive $1,000.
Idaho High School Students
One winner will receive a $100 Savings Bond and his/her high school will win $250.
But everyone's a winner, because all qualified entrants will receive an MP3 player!
How to Enter
To enter, contestants ages 18 years and older must submit an Idaho® Potato-inspired video to the contest page on YouTube at http://youtube.com/user/IdahoPotatoVideos. Entries could include artwork, recipe demonstrations, using a potato to solve a household problem, a potato-themed skit or game, or any other relevant ideas. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST June 30, 2008. Visit www.iTuber.org for more details and contest rules. There is a limit of one entry per person. Idaho high school students must have parental or guardian permission to enter.
Eligible entries will be selected based on three judging categories: creativity and uniqueness (50%); video production quality (25%); and writing and acting (25%).
2008 iTuber Launch Video
The launch video that appears on the www.iTuber.org homepage is an original rap video written and directed by DJayMoney, aka Jay Alan Meier, of Vancouver, Washington, who was one of the grand prize winners of the 2007 iTuber Video Contest. His engaging video titled, I.D.A.H.O Potato, provides contest details and touts many reasons why Idaho® Potatoes are the potatoes to eat.
Although Idaho is famous worldwide for its premium potatoes, some consumers don't realize that only potatoes grown in the Gem State can wear the "Grown in Idaho" seal. Both Idaho® Potatoes and the "Grown in Idaho®" seal are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho.