Launches First-Ever Video Contest for European Travel Commission

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Thanks to the storytelling flair and power of Compulsive Traveler videos to inspire Americans in Europe to shoot and upload their own funny, poignant, serious or silly stories on video. The Compulsive Traveler site is becoming a dominant player in the rapidly changing travel video space. was also selected for its sophisticated platform enabling it to stream the videos from its server to the European Travel Commission website, as well as to the websites of the participating 38 European member countries.

The best videos -- as selected by a panel of film and travel experts -- will be showcased for the traveling public to vote for their own favorites on the European Travel Commission website. Winning videographers will be awarded a trip to the European destination of their choice, HD video cameras and other prizes. The contest, launched on April 6th, speaks to travelers with video cameras who've been to Europe or are heading there in coming months.

The key requirement is that travelers tell their own story. While the Continent offers great sights and endless subjects for creative video tales, the road to a winning video is the compulsive traveler's ability to tell a compelling story -- funny, quirky or offbeat -- in his or her own style and voice.

For those who seek the benefit of insider tips on how to submit a winning video, has produced How To Make A Great Travel Video, a witty, engaging, easy-to-follow primer on powerful storytelling techniques. To view the video click

The contest will wrap on September 30, 2008, giving travelers returning from their summer journeys in Europe the time to sit down at their computers to indulge in some creative and quite possibly rewarding - video storytelling.

For the rules on how to create and upload your own video click

The has been a video filmmaker for 15 years with a film library of 2500 hours on 65 countries. It launched its travel video website in 2007: The site showcases its own as well as video travel stories from invited filmmakers. produced a highly rated travel series on CBS Television for several years, recently aired a special on the Travel Channel and works with destinations around the world to create and stream videos for their destination websites. In addition, has developed proprietary technology for widely distributing its own and others' travel videos on the World Wide Web.

About European Travel Comisión:
The ETC is a marketing organization whose role is to promote Europe as a tourist destination and provide a range of information, research and electronic distribution services to its members. Members include Austria, Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.


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