Petro-Canada is holding a contest to find their "Family Correspondent" for the 2010 Winter Games.
You and one lucky family member can win the experience of a lifetime: the chance to become Petro-Canada’s Family Correspondent and report LIVE from the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver! Successful candidates will have the chance to interview our Canadian athletes’ greatest fans – their families – who will be watching their loved ones vie for a top spot on the international stage thanks to Petro-Canada’s Canadian Athlete Family Program.
Through Facebook updates, tweets from the field and videos uploaded to YouTube, Petro-Canada’s Family Correspondent will have the opportunity get behind the scenes and find out about the sacrifices families have made to help their loved one reach this milestone, memories from amateur sports days, what the athletes and their families will do to celebrate, what the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games means to them – you name it, we want to know about it – and so does the entire country!
To enter, you need to submit a 30-second video via Facebook saying why you and your favourite family member want to be Petro-Canada's Family Correspondent. Deadline for entry is December 27, 2009. Oh, entrants must be 19 or older and have pre-existing Twitter and Facebook accounts. Full Official Rules.
It seems like a pretty cool gig. You do some reporting from your home location and then are on-site at the Olympics for three days in February. These are the types of things you'll be doing:
- Reach out to thousands of Facebook fans about your collective and individual experiences at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
- Star in short YouTube videos, where you and your loved one interview family members of some of Canada’s top athletes
- Post real-time tweets before and during the 2010 Winter Games
- Blog about conversations and interviews with athletes’ greatest fans – their families!
So, why not enter? Deadline is December 27, 2009 - 5PM EST.
Disclosure: Petro-Canada is a client of mine though I am not involved with this promotion specifically.