Video Contest 2014-15


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The hunt is on, and the Ruffed Grouse Society is launching the RGS 2014-2015 Video Contest - an opportunity for members to capture footage of their ruffed grouse and American woodcock hunts and have their videos appear on this website. The leaves will be falling soon, and the hunting season can only get better. Consider taking your video camera along on the hunt - collect footage of your forest adventures, dog work and hunting camaraderie. This is a great chance to share your fall experiences with fellow RGS members. You might also win a means of taking future action video!

Review last year’s video submissions and winner here!

General Rules

Video Length: Maximum of 10 minutes
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2015 – winner announced Friday April 3 and featured in the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine summer issue.
Participants: All submissions must be made by a member of RGS. There is no cost to enter.
Video Content: Ruffed grouse and American woodcock hunting – edited video and/or storylines are preferred.
Video Format: To enter, participant must post their video on and email a link to RGS – RGS will use the link to add the video to the Video Contest page on the RGS website. Videos will be added and viewable the next business day after they are received. Please do not email or submit original video files to RGS.
Winners: RGS staff will narrow down all videos to 3 finalists.  Online voting will then occur from Monday March 2, 2015 through Thursday April 2, 2015 at 12:00 midnight ET.
Prize: The winner will receive Midland XTC400VP Wearable Wi-Fi HD 1080p Video Camera (valued at $249.99)

Midland XTC400VP

Additional Rules:

- All participants grant to RGS a right to use the submitted video, or portions thereof, for present and future RGS promotions and communications.
- All submissions must be original content by the submitter.
- Participants must abide by all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
- Participants must uphold ethics and etiquette of the hunt – RGS understands this is often subjective, however please use reasonable and proper judgment in submitting video content.
- Any videos deemed inappropriate by RGS may be withdrawn from the contest at the sole discretion of RGS. Participants should avoid displays of nudity, profanity, inebriation, alcohol consumption (even if it is after the hunt), or the excessive display of alcoholic beverages available for consumption.
- RGS staff members are not eligible to win.
- RGS reserves the right to substitute an equivalent prize.

Submission Information:

To submit, participants must send the following to RGS:

• Member Name:
• Contact Information: (address, email, day phone, etc.)
• Video Title:
• Brief description of video: (date, place, participants in the hunt, dogs, birds, etc.)
• Video YouTube Link: (Under your YouTube video, click the Share and then Embed options and copy and paste the entire "iframe...iframe" link in your submission email. When posting on YouTube, include "RGS Video Contest Submission" in the YouTube Description so a search for that phrase would bring up all of the submitted videos.)

Submissions should be sent to Matt Soberg:

View 2015 video submissions to-date.

View 2014 video submissions and winner for inspiration.


Mission Statement

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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