The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) would like to extend its congratulations to all of the winners of the 2015 ‘Reel’ Farm Video Challenge. The contest encourages OFA members and Ontario farmers to have a little fun while putting themselves in the storytelling spotlight about why they are proud to farm.
OFA’s video challenge is divided into two categories – farm-themed music parody and agricultural rant. Winners for the 2015 challenge were announced at OFA’s annual general meeting on November 24, 2015. First place winners in each category receive $1,000, and second place receive $500.
The ‘Reel’ Farm Video Challenge grew from a grassroots initiative, originating in Bruce County, with support from several local federations this year in Simcoe County, Perth County and Lanark. The initiative was hosted by OFA’s Proud to Lead team with support from Farm Credit Canada.
All winning video entries are available for viewing on OFA’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/OntarioFarms.
Rant Style Winners:
1st Place – Amanda Brodhagen – “Proud to be an Ontario farmer”
2nd Place – Katie Lutz – “Tastes Like Home”
Music Parody Winners:
1st Place – Spinosa Family Vineyards – “We Will Crush You”
2nd Place – Weber Family – “Chicken Farm”
The OFA 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge is an opportunity for members to get creative and have a little fun while putting themselves in the storytelling spotlight.
Tell us why you are proud to be an Ontario farmer. But don’t just tell us. Rant it in a positive, agricultural rant-style video or sing it in a farm-themed music parody with friends and family. The winning entry in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize. All videos must present a positive portrayal of Ontario agriculture.
All videos must be submitted before October 15, 2015.
Don’t forget 2016 marks OFA’s 80th anniversary which makes it an important time to recognize our collective achievements in agriculture and our promising future. For ‘bonus points’ consider featuring an OFA gate sign or including OFA’s name in your rant or musical parody.
Special thanks this year goes to our Video Challenge supporters! We are pleased to have the support of the Bruce County Federation of Agriculture (our founding partner in the Challenge) for one $1,000 first prize sponsorship as well as the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture for one $500 second prize sponsorship. Special thanks also goes out to the Perth and Lanark Federations of Agriculture for providing prize funding. OFA’s ‘Proud to Lead’ team recognizes the valuable support of Farm Credit Canada in supporting the work of our task team including agricultural awareness initiatives such as the 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge.
If you're looking for ideas, check out the video submissions from the 2014 OFA 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge on OFA’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/OntarioFarms.
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ofavidchallenge.
Video Entry Form
You must sign and complete the video contest entry form when you submit your video. If it is a group production, all members of the team must sign the video contest entry/consent form.
Click here to download the OFA video contest entry form
Official Contest Rules and Guidelines
Click here to download the official video challenge rules and guidelines
'Reel' Farm Video Challenge FAQ
Please refer to our official contest rules and guidelines BEFORE you produce your video.
What is the “Reel Farm Video” Challenge?
The “Reel Farm Video” challenge is brought to you by Bruce County Federation of Agriculture (BCFA) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), with financial support from Farm Credit Canada.
Brag a little or a lot. Pat yourself on the back. Put on your best smile. Sing out loud to your hearts content. We want you to tell us why you are proud to be an Ontario farmer!
Are there different categories?
Category 1 - Ag Rant: Up to 3 minutes in length.
Category 2 - Musical Parody: No time limit. All parodies must acknowledge the original composer and performer of the song it is based on.
Are there any restrictions on content?
All videos must present a positive portrayal of Ontario agriculture. Judges reserve the right to decline entries deemed unsuitable due to inappropriate content or language. Judges also reserve the right to deduct points or decline entries for any images portraying unsafe farming practices.
Who can enter?
The contest is open to all residents in Ontario. At least one participant must be a resident of Ontario.
Is there an entry fee?
Is there a limit to the number of video’s a person group can submit?
Yes. One entry per individual/group, per category (meaning a group can enter a rant and a musical parody but cannot enter two videos in the same category).
When is the submission period?
Entries will be accepted starting July 1, 2015 and closing at 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2015.
Is there a prize?
Yes. The winning entry in each category will receive $1,000 cash. Second prize for each category is $500.
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