The small, family-owned vineyards and artisanal wineries found throughout Oregon wine country have inspired many visitors and locals alike to wax poetic about the region’s unique sense of place, memorable characters and world-class wines.
This love affair is the impetus behind the “Capture the Spirit of Oregon Wine Country” online video and photo contest, sponsored by the Oregon Wine Board.
Facebook users and Oregon wine country fans are invited to share their experiences with creative and memorable photo essays or 60-second videos. Joining Facebook and becoming a fan of Oregon wine country’s page is free online.
“Facebook is an ideal platform to connect adventurous wine lovers with Oregon wine country,” said Ted Farthing, executive director of the Oregon Wine Board. “We’re constantly inspired by images and stories from our many visitors, and this grassroots contest will help others share an uncommonly authentic experience.”
Both fans of the Oregon wine country page on Facebook and the entire Facebook community will have a chance to vote for their favorite photos and videos through Aug. 21. Based on creativity, originality and fan response, six $500 cash prizes will be rewarded (three photos and three videos).
Two Oregon wine country weekend grand prizes, valued at $2,000 each, will be given to the one video winner and the one photo essay winner that receives the most public votes in the final voting phase. Grand prize voting takes place Sept. 4-16. Grand prize winners will be announced on Sept. 18.