California Challenges

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Holiday Happenings

The official countdown to Christmas has begun! Between the lights, festivals and full town transformations, there is no shortage of ways to take in the magic of the holidays. This challenge is not just about capturing holiday events but rather about showcasing the best and unique ways to celebrate in California.

Requirements

  • The story must showcase a unique or epic holiday experience. Examples include: Riverside’s Mission Inn lights, Newport Beach Boat Parade, the Skunk Train’s Magical Christmas Train, LEGOLAND’s Christmas tree and full town transformations.
  • Localhood Stories submitted for this challenge must be real-time (2022 fall/winter). You cannot submit footage from prior years, unless you can confirm that the event or experience is unchanged this year.
  • All Stories must meet the base guidelines.
  • Each creator can submit a maximum of 3 Stories for this challenge.
  • Stories must be submitted by December 11th.
  • Visit California reserves the right to not compensate Stories that do not fall under this theme or meet the posted requirements.

Riding Around California

The front seat is the best point of view! There’s nothing more immersive than showcasing the first-person POV of an experience and taking viewers along for the ride, and that’s what this challenge is all about.

Requirements

  • Localhood Stories submitted for this challenge must include POV footage of a unique way of getting from Point A to Point B. For example, a gondola ride, tram, roller coaster, rafting, etc.
  • All Stories must meet the base guidelines, however, they can be less than 4 panels.
  • Stories must be submitted by November 24, 2022.
  • Each creator can submit a maximum of two Stories for this challenge.
  • Visit California reserves the right to not compensate Stories that do not fall under this theme.

Show Off Your Localhood

We recommend starting off with this Challenge, it’s a great way to use footage you might already have. Create Localhood Stories to show off five favorite spots around your neighborhood or city – the kind of places you would recommend to a friend who’s visiting for a few days!

Requirements

  • Localhood Stories submitted for this challenge must tell a story about a local business, experience, or attraction in California. This can be a local coffee shop, unique food experiences, a nearby hike, or get creative!
  • All Stories must meet the base guidelines.
  • Each creator can submit a maximum of five Stories for this challenge. 
  • Visit California reserves the right to not compensate Stories that do not fall under this theme or do not meet the requirements.

What's New in California?

You’re the expert in your pocket of California, so we want to hear from you. For this challenge, you’ll have the opportunity to share your own ideas about a new attraction or experience in your area that you would like to share. This challenge will always be open for suggestions!

Requirements

  • Localhood Stories submitted for this challenge must be about a new experience in your area. This could be a unique new business that has opened, a new attraction at a theme park, or seasonal experience. 
  • To participate in this challenge, fill out this Google Form first with your idea. If your idea is accepted by Visit California, you’ll be contacted within a week to get started! 
  • Some things that Visit California is not looking for include events that have already happened, businesses open for longer than six months, single-day events, or if the event is about to end shortly. Additionally, businesses, including restaurants, must showcase a unique, unconventional experience in order to be considered.
  • Each Creator can submit as many ideas as you’d like! 
  • All Stories must meet the base guidelines.

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