Show us your .CA contest

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Today, CIRA launched the ShowUsYour.CA contest, and it’s not like anything we’ve done before. We’re inviting all .CA website holders to make a short video about why their .CA website is the best.

There are more than 1.3 million .CA domains out there, and each one of them has a story. In my opinion, there’s no better way to celebrate those stories than to have the website owners tell them through video.

We have some great prizes – in addition to the potential everlasting fame! The grand prize winner will receive a 15 inch MacBook Pro and be featured in a future .CA marketing campaign. The first runner up will receive a 64GB iPod Touch and the second runner up will walk away with a Flip UltraHD video camera.

In our last contest, we asked .CA holders to submit written testimonials about why they chose .CA. It generated more than 4,000 entries, and the winners have featured prominently on our our website and in our advertising. We heard the most fascinating stories, like Mike Hambly a visually impaired Canadian who has used his .CA website brailleit.ca to run a small business; or Anne Marie Thornton whose .CA website carpool.ca has helped tens of thousands of Canadians organize thousands of energy-saving carpools.

Follow the contest on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and view the entries on our YouTube channel.  The contest details, including the rules and regulations are available here.

More importantly, I encourage you to make a video and submit it. Tell your story and have fun doing it – you just might win!  You better hurry, though; the deadline for submitting videos is March 15. Voting begins March 19 and is open to everyone.

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  • http://www.clarke.ca Andrew Clarke

    How will the winners be chosen? Will the drawings be random, or will they be chosen by video production quality, “aaaaawww” factor of the web site, number of Youtube hits, or what?

    I’m not a video production professional, I don’t have a million dollar budget, and my web sites don’t help blind puppies find new homes, so without these questions being answered, it’s hard for me to justify spending the time on producing and uploading a video. I skimmed the contest rules but didn’t see an answer to these questions.

    Thanks,
    - Andrew.

  • http://technocraftonline.com Dooley

    Why do they need our youtube account name and password?
    Why wouldn’t we just link to the video?

  • http://www.cira.ca Mark

    Hi Dooley,

    My name is Mark Buell and I am the Communications Manager at CIRA. Thanks for your comment and I appreciate your concern.

    Entering your YouTube account name and password allows you to upload directly from the contest entry page and ensures that you can complete the entry form all on the same page. The username and password information is directly channeled to YouTube and is not retained in any form by CIRA.

    If you have any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at mark.buell@cira.ca.

    Mark

  • Jack Taylor

    The youtube thing is a nonstarter for me but then again this whole contests seems misguided at best.

    Then again Cira always seems to do things in a way that’s a bit off.