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India Is Video Compeition

For anybody who knows me well (and possibly even those who don’t) it’s no secret that India has left an impression upon me that I haven’t felt travelling in any other country. A couple of weeks ago I received the following message in my youtube inbox:

Hey Samuel,

Just watched the video ‘Camel Safari Tour (Thar Desert) Part 13 – Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India‘. We think it’ll click really well in the ‘India is Wherever you Are’ category of ‘India Is’ Global Video Challenge 2011. It’s the Indian Govt.’s brainchild, and you have the chance of winning upto $7500. Get in touch, and make your submission official at www.indiais.org.

See you there! :)

Sent to: nomadicsamuel

Now these kinds of messages ‘pop up’ all the time and most of them are fake or phony requests. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I get a message saying my channel is ‘great’ or that I’ve made an ‘awesome’ video. Unfortunately, more often than not, these messages are nothing more than a plea to join some kind of service such as sub4sub.

I was about to disregard this message but for some strange reason (unbeknownst to me) I decided to give it another glance. Upon further review the message seemed to be legit and I went over and check out the website:

India Is Video Compeition

I rarely need an excuse to dust off the vaults with regards to doing projects related to India with my photos or videos. I typically find embedded memories of my glorious adventures stored in my individual photos. Sometimes a certain photo or video can take me back in time and make me feel as though I was back there right now experiencing it all again.

Some of the highlights were photos from The Pink City of Jaipur, The Taj Mahal and Amritsar’s The Golden Temple.

 It was with sheer delight that I spent this afternoon making three videos to enter into the competition in the following categories:

1) India Is Wherever You Are 

2) India Is Colourful 

3) India Is Creative 

Thanks for taking the time to check out these videos and for those who are interested in participating in the contest be sure to check out the official website for more information and submission guidelines: India Is

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Rhonda December 2, 2011 at 6:06 am

Very cool! Good luck Sam! :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Thanks Rhonda! I’ll need it :P There are some great submissions already :)

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Amer December 2, 2011 at 6:58 am

Good luck to you too! Is it just me or did you change your website canvas to white? What ever that is, I really like it!

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Nomadic Samuel December 2, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Hey Amer, I actually didn’t change much. You definitely have a nicer looking blog design than mine :)

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Erica December 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

These are great videos! Goodluck on this! I hope you win, then maybe you could have a “free ticket to India” giveaway! Hahaha!

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Nomadic Samuel December 2, 2011 at 11:39 pm

That would be a great idea :)

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Gladys | WanderingTandem.com December 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

good luck to you! i fell in love with india, too :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 2, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Thanks! It’s an easy thing to do :)

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Kerri December 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

Best of luck to you; they look awesome :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 2, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Thanks Kerri! Much appreciated :)

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The India Is Team December 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Hi Samuel,

This is just to verify that it was an official message from our team. Many thanks for making the videos, we request you to submit them on our website, here: http://www.indiais.org/login.php

We look forward to receiving your entries.
Thank you!

Best
The India Is Team

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Nomadic Samuel December 2, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Thank you!

I just submitted my videos today :) I took some time to view other submissions and you’ve already got a great collection. I’ve been telling friends (who’ve been to India) to enter as well.

Cheers,

Sam

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Micamyx|Senyorita December 2, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Hey, congratulations! I really love your India Train video :D Wishing you all the luck for this one :D

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Nomadic Samuel December 2, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Thanks Mica, the train videos were fun to make :)

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greg@ bamboo habitat December 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Good Luck Sam. India is a beautiful place. Not to mention the food is fantastic. We have a local Indian restaurant near here. Great cuisine.

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Nomadic Samuel December 2, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Thanks Greg! I agree with you on both counts. I’ve had great Indian food in other countries as well.

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Bret @ Green Global Travel December 3, 2011 at 2:55 am

Good work! Really loved the “India Is Colourful” one.

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Nomadic Samuel December 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Thanks Bret! It was a lot of fun making them :)

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Christy @ Technosyncratic December 3, 2011 at 10:07 am

All three of these videos are great, but the last one is my favorite. India is such a beautiful and diverse country – I can’t wait to go back!

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Nomadic Samuel December 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Christy, I really can’t wait to go back as well!

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Sherry December 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I really like the video #2 (Colorful India). But then again, I’m biased – I’m intrigued with colorful people and things and India looks like a place full of those. Good luck, Samuel!

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Nomadic Samuel December 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Thanks Sherry! It certainly is a colourful country :)

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Claire December 3, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Those are wonderful! I think number 3 is my favourite makes me want to go to India everybody looks so friendly, love 2 for all the colours and 1 has remarkable photos as well! Great work, good luck!

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Nomadic Samuel December 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Hi Claire, thank for the compliments :) I’ll need a lot of luck to win since there will be a lot of submissions. I hope you get a chance to visit India someday.

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James Cook December 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Good luck! I am getting back into making youtube videos OI have an idea for one but no-one in Australia seems to own a chess set!!

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Nomadic Samuel December 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

James, let me know when your videos are up. I’ll come over and take a look :)

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Jade Johnston - OurOyster.com December 4, 2011 at 8:43 am

Good luck! Thats awesome that they just contacted you randomly!

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Nomadic Samuel December 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hey Jade, I thought so as well! It was fun looking at the other video submissions too.

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Sophie December 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Colourful India is my favourite. Good luck :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Thanks Sophie, India is definitely colourful :)

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Alpana December 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Great videos! I agree with the others about the India is Colorful one. It’s my favorite!

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Nomadic Samuel December 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Ah, thank you! I had a lot of fun putting these together. I can’t wait to visit again in (hopefully) the near future.

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Cherry December 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

India is a a wonderful place, and since i do yoga i would love to visit Mysore one of this days :D

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Nomadic Samuel December 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Cherry, that definitely sounds like a good idea!

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alvaro December 7, 2011 at 3:31 am

Hi Samuel, great videos indeed. Congratulations.
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I have one question, I’ve read the contest rules and they say something about photo stills and videos. Are the photos allowed in the videos? I want to participate too…
See you then.

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Nomadic Samuel December 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Alvara, that’s a good question. I’ve noticed other submissions (already posted) having stills. I think they may prefer video footage but I feel my photos are a bit stronger and I didn’t take as much video back then as I would have liked. When you’ve got your videos up let me know and I’ll come and take a look.

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dtravelsround December 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

Win that prize!!! :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

LOL, I’d love to do just that :)

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Federico @ MaiTravelsite December 8, 2011 at 2:43 am

Best of lucks with the contest…and to think that I still have to make it to India…

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Nomadic Samuel December 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Federico, when you get the chance I highly recommend it!

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Audrey December 9, 2011 at 3:30 am

These are great! I really like how you captured colour for ‘India is Colourful’ – especially the orange beard!

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Nomadic Samuel December 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Thanks Audrey – it seems my colourful video is the most popular here :)

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Raymond @ Man On The Lam December 9, 2011 at 8:38 am

These videos are spectacular Samuel — I hope you win!!!

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Nomadic Samuel December 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Thanks Raymond! Fingers crossed :)

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Stephanie - The Travel Chica December 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I always enjoy your videos. Good luck with the competition!

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Nomadic Samuel December 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Thanks Steph, I’ll need a lot of luck for a chance to win :)

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Jenny Sanders December 16, 2011 at 6:37 am

Thanks for sharing this today. I now have the chance to contemplate on your blog post.

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

You’re so very welcome! :)

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hogga December 20, 2011 at 2:38 am

If only my videography skills weren’t the WORST EVER!

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Nomadic Samuel December 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Those can make for entertaining videos. I’d say give it a try!

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Roger December 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

Thank you, you gave me new ideas for my blog. I hope this doesn’t bother you that I take up this subject in my next article.Sincerely, Roger

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