Attention Vortex Nation and all you home-brew videographers. Submit your raw, authentic, in-the-moment video clips of our products and your adventures for your chance to win some sweet glass. Do you have a smartphone or other device capable of recording HD video and an affinity for high-end optics? Perfect! "Your Vortex" is right up your alley!
›› What's "Your Vortex"?
Great question. "Your Vortex" is a super-sweet contest that gives Vortex Optics' customers/fans/cool people a chance to submit video footage correlating to any of the 15 phrases listed in the "Your Vortex Phrases" section of this page.
›› What's in it for you?
Another fantastic question. Once entered, you'll get the chance to win high-end optics - and be featured in one final, badass video compilation. If you make the cut, you'll pretty much be "Glass-Rich and Famous!"
›› Why do we want to feature your video clips?
Because the places you go and the things you do with our products are pretty flipping awesome! Because you are the star of everything we do!
So, what's YOUR Vortex?
We can't wait to find out.
›› Judges: Vortex Employees
›› Criteria: Quality, creativity, use of Vortex Optics if using optics, following rules of contest, interpretation of "Your____" phrase
›› Finalists: 10 throughout the duration of the contest
›› Grand prize: One winner randomly selected from 10 finalists
›› Winners notified by email and/or phone. If no response within 3 days, you forfeit your prize
›› Must be over the age of 18
›› Footage must not depict harm or danger to others
›› Footage must not use derogatory language or highlight competitors
›› Exempt: Vortex employees and immediate family members, retail partners, sponsors
›› Maximum of 15 videos allowed per person
›› Any video submitted after the 15th or that exceeds 60 seconds is automatically disqualified
›› Videos will be accepted until Dec 1, 2017
›› Official Rules and Regulations click here
›› File size: maximum 200mb
›› Resolution: 720p up to 4k, with 1080p preferred
›› Frame Rate: All frame rates acceptable
›› Format: .mov or MP4 preferred but will accept .mpeg4 or .wmv
›› Length: Must be 60 seconds or less
1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Select either a Hunting or Tactical prize pack
9 CHOSEN FINALISTS
Select either a Hunting or Tactical riflescope
›› Other than shortening your videos down to 60 seconds, keep your videos unedited
›› Keep your shot/camera as steady as possible
›› Minimize talking directly to camera
›› If using a mobile phone, film the video horizontally vs. vertically
›› No text, no external music added
›› If filming a scene, consider filming multiple angles and points of views