State leaders continue to ask for your videos to promote Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/17/10

State leaders continue to ask for your videos to promote Texas

By Ben Lawson  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - State leaders want you to help promote tourism.  Last week, they asked for amateur videos that explain what's great about the Lone Star State.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced the new contest at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock.  "We all have proud stories that we want to tell about Texas," Staples said.  He says there's no one better to help promote the state than those who live here.

Staples asked folks to create an amateur video for the contest called, "Texas is...".  It's hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture in honor of Texas Travel and Tourism Week which ran through Sunday.

Each participant is asked to make a video that shows what Texas means to them. You can focus on entertainment, industry, culture and more.

Staples says increased tourism will benefit the state in many ways.   "Our tourism industry adds over $60-billion a year to the Texas economy and is responsible for thousands and thousands of jobs," Staples said. 

Videos must be a minute or less, and they have to be shot by an amateur. They must be mailed to the Texas Department of Agriculture by August 31st.

Winners will be announced on October 31st. Selected videos will be used in news releases, web sites, as well as social networking. The winners will also be recognized by the department with a plaque.

(Click Here) for a complete list of rules and further details.

Copyright 2010 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-24 21:45:36 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:16 PM EST2018-02-25 04:16:17 GMT
    The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:16 PM EST2018-02-25 04:16:05 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-02-25 04:15:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

Powered by Frankly