2017 Video Contest — Smoky Lake University

Video Contest - Smoky Lake University

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Smoky Lake Video Contest! We’ve got seven weeks of great prizes planned including the grand prize $500 gift certificate for SmokyLakeMaple.com!

This year, the contest theme is “Smoky Lake University”. Create a short, educational video showing how you use your Smoky Lake Maple equipment. Remember, we ALL have something to teach/share. And we ALL have something to learn. So let’s hear it! (See “How to submit a video” below.) We’ll select one “Teacher of the Week” every Friday evening between February 23 and April 7th, 2017.

Prize Schedule:

  1. February 23: Smoky Lake T-Shirt and $20 Gift Certificate for SmokyLakeMaple.com
    WINNER IS PHILLIP BIGGIE of Attica, NY
  2. March 2: Smoky Lake T-Shirt and $35 Gift Certificate for SmokyLakeMaple.com
    WINNER IS MARK KELLNER of St. Germaine, WI 
  3. March 9: Smoky Lake T-Shirt and $40 Gift Certificate for SmokyLakeMaple.com
    WINNER IS JAMES O’NEIL of WI 
  4. March 17: Smoky Lake Fleece-Lined Hat and Hoodie
    WINNER IS GREG MICHNE of Rochester, NY
  5. March 24: Smoky Lake Shirt and $50 Gift Certificate for SmokyLakeMaple.com
    WINNER IS ROB SCHERPER of Rome, WI
  6. March 31: Murphy Compensation Cup with Gold Series Hydrometer
    WINNER IS MARK KELLNER of St. Germaine, WI
  7. April 7: GRAND PRIZE $500 Gift Certificate for SmokyLakeMaple.com
    WINNER IS GREG MICHNE of Rochester, NY

How to Submit a Video:

  1. Upload your video to YouTube. When prompted, give your video an appropriate title/description/tags to help folks find your video in YouTube search results. Make sure the video is set to PUBLIC (not private) so that we can watch it.
  2. Post a link to your YouTube video on our Facebook page.
  3. Optional: Use hashtag #SmokyLakeUniversity when posting your video on Facebook and YouTube. This will allow people to search for videos which have been entered in this contest.

Video Guidelines:

  1. Two minutes or less. (If your video is longer than 2 minutes, only the first 2 minutes will be judged.)
  2. Within the video, state your name/location.
  3. Video must be educational/informative showing how to use your Smoky Lake equipment.
  4. Have fun!

How Winners Are Determined:

The crew at Smoky Lake headquarters will be asked to pick their favorite educational video on a weekly basis. All videos which have been submitted according to the “How to Submit a Video” instructions, abide by the “Video Guidelines” and follow the general contest rules will be considered. Gender, race, religion and sexual orientation do NOT influence who is chosen as a winner.

A winning video will be shared each FRIDAY evening on Facebook.com/SmokyLakeMaple from February 23 to April 7, 2017. We will also announce the winners on SmokyLakeMaple.com. These are the only ways we can contact you as a winner because we may not have your email, address or phone number. If you are announced as a winner, you must send us a private message on Facebook or email Angela at angela@smokylakemaple.com within two (2) weeks of the announcement to claim your prize. You will need to send us your first and last name, email address and mailing address. We may ask you a few quick questions to confirm that you meet our eligibility requirements. Failing to communicate with us within the two (2) week time frame means you must forfeit your prize.

Rules and Other Details:

It IS possible for a participant/entry to win more than once. (For example, the February 23 winner is still eligible to win the grand prize on April 7). So enter early for your most opportunities to win a prize.

It is also possible for NO prize to be awarded in a given week if there are no new videos submitted or if the videos submitted do not “make the grade”. In this scenario, the judges may choose to postpone awarding that week’s prize or skip that week altogether.

If Smoky Lake Maple Products chooses a winner, but that winner is then later proven to have been ineligible, Smoky Lake Maple Products reserves the right to revoke all benefits/rewards.

There is NO LIMIT to the number of videos you submit as long as the videos adhere to the Video Guidelines above. Submit as many videos as you wish. We can’t wait to see them!

For each winning video, Smoky Lake Maple Products will grant one prize according to the prize schedule above. Even if the video was made by more than one person, there is still one prize per winning video.

You will need a free YouTube and Facebook account to upload/submit the video. (See “How to Submit a Video” above.) Smoky Lake will not upload your video for you or provide technical support for videos/social media. Remember, anyone with a smartphone can easily upload a video to YouTube.

You do NOT need fancy video equipment to make a video. Taking video with your phone is just fine.

Employees, dealers and vendors of Smoky Lake Maple Products and their immediate family members (parent, sibling, spouse or child) are NOT eligible to win.

By submitting a video in this contest, you are granting Smoky Lake permission to share your video with others. Also, by submitting a video in this contest, you certify that all the individuals who appear in the video have approved of appearing in the video.

By entering this promotion you agree to release and hold harmless Smoky Lake Maple Products, LLC and each of its respective employees, agents and affiliates from any and all liability for an injury, loss or damage arising from or in connection with any prize won.

No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited.

Smoky Lake Maple Products reserves the right to modify, clarify or otherwise update these rules at any time without notice.


Remember, we ALL have something to teach. And we ALL have something to learn. We can’t wait to see your videos! Good luck!