Minister Wayne Furbert, pictured with winner Shawn Thompson.
The Hon. Wayne Furbert J.P., M.P., Minister of Business
Development and Tourism announced Shawn Thompson as the winner of
the Bermuda Department of Tourism's (BDOT) Video Competition.
The Video Competition was announced in May of this year and the
Department received eight videos from local amateur freelance and
Shawn Thompson is a Bermudian freelance videographer that
specializes in shooting weddings, documentaries and television
The winning video features a storyline of couple's trip to
Bermuda and their subsequent return to the island to get
Minister Furbert said: "Shawn's video was exactly what we are
looking for. It showcases the beauty of Bermuda's natural
environment including beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, vibrant
nightlife and, of course, locals and visitors enjoying themselves
at venues across the island."
The quarterly competition is open to all Bermuda residents.
Video content should target potential visitors to Bermuda and
address the question why should you visit Bermuda. The content must
inspire visitors to want to come with positive images and scenes.
Additional criteria for production are all videos must be of HD
quality; proof of ownership or copyright release for music is
required in writing; videos should not exceed two-minutes; and must
not include any obscene content or language and nudity and product
marketing is prohibited.
BDOT was seeking creative, innovative fun and exciting footage
of Bermuda to promote the island on the Department's social media
The next deadline for second quarter submissions is October 15,
2012, same rules and criteria will apply.
A committee will select the best video with the winner receiving
$5,000. The winning video will be posted on Bermuda Department of
Tourism website, YouTube channel and FaceBook page. The second
quarter deadline is October 15th, 2012. Entries must be emailed to
Tina Evans Caines, Manager, On-island Communications, Bermuda
Department of Tourism at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn's winning video: