Appalachian Trail Conservancy Launches “I Am The Appalachian Trail” Video Contest

Date Published: Aug 01, 2013

Harpers Ferry, WV (July 19, 2013) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is currently accepting submissions for the “I am the Appalachian Trail” Video Contest, a nationwide search for the best fan-made video about the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). The grand prize winner will have their video screened in movie theaters during the 2014 ATC Membership Drive.

The video contest asks participants to answer the question: “How are you a part of the Appalachian Trail?” Contestants will submit video shorts, no longer than three minutes, emphasizing the many ways that they are connected to the Trail. Whether as a hiker, volunteer, teacher, artist, or simply someone who loves the Trail, the contest will explore how people are a part of the A.T.

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is very excited to see just how important the Trail is to the Appalachian Trail community. Each video tells a different story and brings to light the special connections people have to the Trail and each other” said Javier Folgar, director of marketing and communications for the ATC.

The creators of the top three videos with the most votes will each win a one year membership to the ATC and be featured in an issue of A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the ATC. The grand prize winner will have their video featured in theaters during the 2014 ATC Membership Drive and shared with thousands of followers across ATC’s social media sites. The contest winner will also receive a custom ATC ENO hammock, courtesy of ENO™.

The public will vote for their favorite video through ATC’s Facebook page. Submissions are being accepted until Sunday, September 15, and voting will take place from Monday, September 16 to Friday, November 8. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 11.

Last year, Hector Reyes Miller of Dorado, Puerto Rico won the contest with a captivating video that highlighted life lessons he’s learned on the A.T. Miller’s video was shown in theaters during the 2012 membership drive and at the ATC's Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala in Washington D.C.

For the complete list of submission guidelines, rules, and regulations, visit To vote or submit a video, visit

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please visit

Contact: Javier Folgar                                                        
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Fax: 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]

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