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Akron Zoo hosts contest to choose stars for TV commercial

November 2, 2018

Akron Zoo hosts contest to choose stars for TV commercial

AKRON, Ohio — Akron Zoo is inviting people to audition for roles in a television commercial celebrating the zoo’s 65th anniversary. 

A panel of judges and the public will select three winners through a video-submission contest. Those interested in entering must record an original video that explains why they love Akron Zoo.

The deadline to submit a video is Friday, Nov. 16 at noon.

Contestants must upload their videos to YouTube or Vimeo and fill out a form on the Akron Zoo’s website. The length of each video must be 65 seconds or less.

Judges will choose eight finalists based on creativity and messaging, and voting will be open to the public to select the three winners.

The zoo will make the final eight videos available for public viewing, and online voting will take place Nov. 25 to Dec. 1.

The commercial will appear on television and the zoo’s social media accounts in spring 2019 as part of its “Why I Love the Akron Zoo” campaign.

Winners will arrange a visit to the zoo in December to film the commercial.

Visit akronzoo.org/akron-zoo-contest for full contest rules and to watch sample video submissions.

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