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Florida Marlins viral video contest - "What's Your Reason?"

The Florida Marlins are hosting a contest where you create a video showing why you own a rival team jersey... maybe you wash your car with it... pick up dog poop with it... but the winning video gets a tour of the stadium during pre-game practice and then watches the game in a suite filled with Marlins freebies and autographed goodies. You have till July 2nd, but it's gotta be no longer than 30 seconds and must mention buying tickets via marlins.com. Here's the official press release with all the details:

MIAMI – Florida Marlins fans can get behind the lens for a directorial debut in the Florida Marlins “What’s Your Reason” video contest. On May 18, 2009, the Florida Marlins launched a video contest for Quentin Tarantino wannabes and Florida Marlins’ fans from near and far to share their reason for owning an MLB rival team jersey by creating a short, 15 to 30-second video. 

Whether fans are using the Phillies jersey to play fetch with their dog or drying their cars off with a Mets jersey after a car wash, all Marlins fans have a chance to win when they submit their video by July 2, 2009. Submissions will be taken either online at www.marlins.com or by mail to “What’s Your Reason” Video Contest Florida Marlins 2267 Dan Marino Blvd. Miami, Florida 33056. 

The grand-prize winner will be announced on August 1st at the Super Saturday game when the Marlins host the Chicago Cubs.  The winner will receive The Ultimate Marlins Game Experience which includes a night at the ballpark starting with pre-game batting practice and stadium tour, a premier view of the Marlins game from a suite stocked with food and beverages for up to 10 people, autographed Marlins memorabilia, and a Marlins jersey for the video creator.

All fans can get in on the action and vote for their favorite “What’s Your Reason” video, which will be posted online at marlins.com July13-28, 2009.  The winner will be chosen by fan votes and a panel of Marlins judges.

To qualify for the grand prize, the video submission must be no more than 30 seconds in duration, feature the reason why the fan owns an MLB rival jersey, and include mention of Florida Marlins ticket sales through www.marlins.com. 

For more information on the “What’s Your Reason” video contest, 2009 Super Saturdays and to purchase tickets, visit the Florida Marlins website at www.marlins.com or call 1-877-MARLINS.

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