Amazon Invites Customers to Participate in the "Your Amazon Ad Contest" offering $20,000 in Amazon.com Gift Cards
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 8, 2009--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the “Your Amazon Ad
Contest,” a national invitation for customers to create their vision of
an Amazon television commercial and compete for $20,000 in Amazon.com
"One need only look at the customer reviews for Tuscan Whole Milk and
the Three Wolf Moon T-shirt to see how many creative and talented
customers we have," said Steve Shure, vice president of global marketing
at Amazon.com. "We're excited to invite them to create a television ad
for us and can't wait to see what they come up with."
Beginning today, customers can upload their “Your Amazon Ad Contest”
submissions to www.amazon.com/yaac.
Entries are due by July 17, 2009. An Amazon judging panel will review
all contest submissions and select five finalists based on:
Likelihood of inspiring viewers to shop with Amazon
Finalists will be announced Aug. 24, 2009, and from that time until
Sept. 6, 2009, customers will be invited to view and vote on the
Audience Prize winner. An Amazon judging panel will select the Jury
Prize winner. Both the Audience Prize winner and the Jury Prize winner
will receive a $10,000 Amazon.com Gift Card. If Amazon customers and the
Amazon judging panel choose the same video, the entrant will win both
prizes for a total of $20,000 in Amazon.com Gift Cards. The Audience
Prize and Jury Prize winners will both be announced on Sept. 21, 2009.
The winners will receive travel and lodging for two to attend a U.S.
film festival* where their commercials will be screened.
Contestants can submit their entries at www.amazon.com/yaac
or at www.withoutabox.com.
Withoutabox.com is an indie film network acquired by Amazon through its
subsidiary IMDb. Withoutabox provides a streamlined interface for
setting up film festivals and boasts a membership of more than 250,000
filmmakers worldwide. Withoutabox members in the United States are
invited to enter the contest by going to www.withoutabox.com.
Content must adhere to Amazon’s standard content guidelines here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=15015801
and be suitable to air to a family audience on a national network. All
contest rules and regulations can be found at: www.amazon.com/yaac.
*Film festival to be announced at www.amazon.com/yaac
on a later date.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
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