Provides Video Hosting For The Unofficial Seattle HempFest Digital Point-Of-View Photo/V

From: Digital Reporter
Published: Mon Aug 08 2005

Seattle, WA – Everyone that attends the 14th annual Seattle HempFest, one of the world's largest pro-marijuana rallies, August 22-24 at Myrtle Edwards Park along Seattle's waterfront with a camcorder, digital camera or video recording capable cell phone is eligible to enter their videos through, a new free RSS enabled video-blogging community, into The Unofficial Seattle HempFest Digital Point-Of-View Photo/Video Contest.

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

Video File Size: 100 megabytes (maximum)
Video File Formats:WMV, AVI, .MOV, .MPG
Contest Tag: hempfest

Contest themes and more information are published on the View-Point Blog:

"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 Seattle HempFest 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 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 Seattle HempFest

Hempfest is first and foremost a political protest rally seeking to change America's pot laws and to educate the public on the many uses of the cannabis plant. But it is also the largest collection of free Pacific Northwest (and beyond) music, as well as one of the largest street fairs in the world centering around cannabis. We like to call Hempfest a "protestival", and think that we have created a new concept in political protest. Hempfest allows artists, speakers and even vendors to make a statement for pot reform by their involvement in our event.

About the Digital Photo/Video Contest is the social photo-sharing site that is being used to host contest images. Flickr dot com’s contest tag is also - hempfest. 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 Unofficial Seattle HempFest Digital Point-Of-View Photo/Video Contest is NOT associated with the Seattle HempFest.



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