When we launched Live@YVR, a contest to choose an awesome storyteller to come live at Vancouver International Airport for 80 days and tell the unique and little-known stories of its Sea Island home, we knew the opportunity was unique. What we didn’t know, is that we’d receive so many entry videos from truly talented candidates who were eager to come live at YVR and share our stories with the world.
Over the course of the entry period, we received 96 eligible entries from applicants who shared stories about skateboarding, the Canucks, a first flying experience and everything in between. Our panel of judges narrowed down the pool to five fabulous finalists:
The public has until August 5 to vote online at www.liveatyvr.ca for its favourite finalist. Once the winner is picked, he or she will begin an 80-day Live@YVR assignment on August 17, 2011. The correspondent will sleep at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel, live in the YVR community and experience the endless stories of YVR’s 23,600 employees and 400 businesses.
The Live@YVR correspondent will be equipped with a camera and editing equipment and will act as an all-in-one producer, director, reporter, editor and post-production supervisor. He or she will uncover stories and share the triumphs – and trials – of living at an airport full time on www.liveatyvr.ca, Facebook and Twitter.
Check back on www.liveatyvr.ca to see who was voted-in as YVR’s newest resident, and be sure to send him or her your story ideas via Facebook or Twitter.