Self-storage operator U-Store-It has launched a "Show Us What You've Got" video contest to highlight the wide variety of fun and interesting items that may be stored in one of the company’s units. The company invites anyone to submit a two-minute online video about their belongings for a chance to win $5,000 and one free year of self-storage.
Submissions will be judged on uniqueness of the items shown, creativity, entertainment value and suitability for future advertising. Videos of up to two minutes in length can be submitted at www.ustoreitvideocontest.com through June 30. Beginning July 16, the top five videos will be posted on the contest website, and the public can vote for their favorite. The video with the most votes will win the grand prize.
"The 'Show Us What You've Got' video contest is a fun way for us to engage both existing and potential customers, and showcase all the interesting things that can be placed in self-storage," said Steve Hartman, senior vice president of marketing. "Our existing customers store some amazing items and have some phenomenal stories about what they have in our facilities. We know there are a lot more of these items and stories out there, and a contest is a great way to get them on video.”
There is no purchase necessary to enter. The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older. Official contest rules can be found on the website.
U-Store-It Trust is a real estate investment trust that owns and or manages 459 facilities across nationwide and operates the U-Store-It Network, which consists of approximately 772 additional self-storage facilities.