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Youth Video Contest (Posted On: Monday, January 18, 2016)

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The Collingwood-Zihuatanejo Sister City Committee is holding a video contest for youth (12-25) to introduce to our sister city in Mexico, what it's like to live in Collingwood.

Youth are invited to produce short, original videos about Collingwood. Winning videos will be shared with residents in Zihuatanejo at cultural and educational events in our sister city and shown locally to increase citizen awareness of our sister city program.

"This is a great opportunity for local youth to show the residents of our sister city what day-to-day life is like in Collingwood," said committee Chair Ross Brown. "Videos could show anything that depicts life in Collingwood, such as what you do outdoors for fun, your favourite place in Collingwood, a local park or trail, or just highlighting what you love most about your neighbourhood."

The video content is up to the creator, but it should focus on providing the viewer with information about Collingwood and the community, citizens, history, traditions or culture. Videos that focus on scenery and natural elements of Collingwood or life here are preferred.

The youth with the top five videos will each receive $75. Deadline for entries to be submitted is April 30. For more information on the contest, please visit our website.

Collingwood's sister city relationship with Zihuatanejo was declared in 2005. Zihuatanejo (pronounced Zee-wa-tan-NAY-ho) is located on Mexico's Pacific coast and is a paradise of beautiful beaches, friendly people and an easygoing lifestyle. With a population of over 105,000 it is developing as a tourist location but it has retained much of its historic charm where narrow cobblestone streets of downtown feature wonderful local restaurants, bars, boutiques and artisan studios.


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