Thursday, July 21, 2005

YouTube.com Provides Video Hosting For Bite of Seattle 2005 Digital Point-Of-View Photo/Video Contest

Thousands Of Festival Attendees Can Publish Their Videos To Premiere Online Publishing Site

Seattle, WA – Everyone that attends the 24th annual Bite of Seattle festival of food, drink and entertainment July 22-24 at the Seattle Center with a camcorder, digital camera or video recording capable cell phone is eligible to enter their videos through YouTube.com, a five-week old free RSS enabled video-blogging community, into the Bite of Seattle 2005 Digital Point-Of-View Photo/Video Contest.

To enter the online video contest, videographers will need to open a free account on YouTube.com

  • Video File Size: 100 megabytes (maximum)
  • Video File Formats: WMV, AVI, .MOV, .MPG
  • Contest Tag: biteofseattle
"As the Internet evolves from a single user, text based dial-up experience to a robust broadband international multimedia community, YouTube will scale to the heavy demands placed on it,” explains Chad Hurley, YouTube founder. “Regional events like the Bite of Seattle in techno savvy regions like the Puget Sound provides an excellent hands-on showcase for the public, our partners and the press. The age of video-on-demand as well as personal broadcasting has arrived.”

“We are very fortunate to be working with the best of breed in free video sharing sites today,” states JOlmsted, the online digital Seattle Summer 2005 Events contest organizer. “The YouTube.com management team has been a breeze to work with and their engine is straight forward and simple for the technology challenged to utilize.”

About YouTube

YouTube is a new service that allows people to easily host and browse personal video clips. It is clear that digital cameras with video recording capability are quickly becoming a commodity consumer technology. As people continue to record more personal video clips, YouTube will fill the same need for videos that Flickr did for digital photos.

About the Bite Of Seattle

Running since 1982 - when the first Bite attracted 75,000 - the event has become quite an institution on the food and drink circuit, offering the chance to discover new world recipes and enjoy the downright delicious grub. It moved to Seattle Center in 1986 and now annually attracts something in the region of 450,000 over its three days.

Hosting over 60 restaurants, the event cooks up an extraordinary set of statistics: there are over 3.5 miles of gas pipes laid to enable the cooking; 15 miles of electric cable; 2000 gallons of hot water used; 175,000 pounds of ice for the 12,000 gallons of pop and - perhaps most importantly - 365 kegs of beer!

About the Digital Photo/Video Contest

Flickr.com is the social photo-sharing site that is being used to host contest images. An expanding prize list, theme categories, corresponding blogs, links, photo highlights, files and more information, is now available on the Yahoo Group FreFair and the View-Point Blog

The Seattle Bite of Seattle Digital Point-Of-View Photo/Video Contest is NOT associated with the Bite of Seattle.

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