The first DDR music video contest? Really?

by: Sean Colleli -
I’m almost positive there has been some kind of DDR music video competition before, but Konami has just announced the first Dance Dance Revolution Music and Motion Video contest. It ties into the release of DDR Hottest Party 3, and being on the Wii of course it focuses on fitness. To enter, work out a calorie-smashing DDR routine and submit it to Konami. Grand Prize is a year membership to Bally Total Fitness, a Wii and a copy of the game.
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES FIRST DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION MUSIC & MOTION VIDEO CONTEST


Join the Healthy Revolution by Creating a Fitness Based DanceDanceRevolution Video
For a Chance to Win a Bally Total Fitness® Gym Membership, Nintendo Wii, DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 Bundle and More!

WHAT: Konami announces the first ever DanceDanceRevolution Music & Motion Video Contest. Designed to inspire and challenge both old and new fans to develop their own fitness-based DanceDanceRevolution routine, the contest allows users to submit a recorded fitness video and have it posted and promoted on Konami.com for a chance to win a one-year membership at Bally Total Fitness®, a Nintendo Wii™ console, DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle and more! In order to qualify, participants must create a :30 - :60 second fitness video by using one of the songs from a designated track list encompassing all of the DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party installments. They will be judged on creativity, skill, originality, and integration of fitness related items.

Since it was first introduced to North American video game consoles in 2001, DanceDanceRevolution has become known worldwide for its effectiveness as a fitness and weight loss tool. Each version of the game comes with a user-friendly "Workout Mode" that allows players to easily manage their personal information and watch the calories melt away on a calorie counter located on screen.

The DanceDanceRevolution Music & Motion Contest is just one of the fitness initiatives surrounding the best-selling get-up-and-move video game in the month of May. Konami has also partnered with high-profile sponsors including West Virginia Children Health Insurance Program, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for the 2010 DanceDanceRevolution West Virginia State Championship Tournament.
Contest Information:

Date: May 10th - June 11th, 2010

How To Enter: To enter the contest, contestants will need to create a :30 - :60 video of their best DanceDanceRevolution routine. Once their videos are perfected to their standards, contestants must submit their video link through the Submit Videos link on www.konami.com/DDRVideoContest/. Once submitted to Konami, winners will be awarded prizes based in the following categories:

PRIZING:

Best Over All Video:
• Grand Prize: One Year National Access Membership to Bally Total Fitness, one Nintendo Wii console, and a DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle
• 1st Prize: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle and one Heart Monitor Watch
• 2nd Prize: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle

Most Outrageous Video: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle
Most Humorous Video: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle
Most Creative Video: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle
Most Effective Use of Outside Fitness based items: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle

For more information regarding this contest, please log on to www.konami.com/DDRVideoContest/.

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