89 contestants qualified for Global Video challenge by NRNA

27th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 27: A total of eighty-nine videos sent from participants have been selected for the Global Video Challenge-2018 for Tourism Promotion, organized by Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The videos have been posted on official facebook page of Nepal Tourism Board. Hotel Association Nepal (HAN), Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), Turkish Airlines and Karnali.com are the major partners of the contest.

Som Prasad Sapkota, NRNA joint-treasurer and coordinator of the program said, 'we are very excited to get such a massive participation in a short span of time.' 'Thought there were as many as 200 videos we received; uploaded are the only standard videos meeting the set criteria of the event, Sapkota viewed.  

There is a panel of a 5-member jury for the global video contest. One of the judges Mr. Tek Bahdur Mahat, tourism journalist shares that the final result would be made public after accumulating entire points on different topics such as effectiveness, coverage, creativity, quality and effort put while preparing the videos. Similarly, viewers' feedback on social sites play an instrumental role in declaring position of the winners, Mahat expressed.  

The winners securing first, second and third position will get a purse of NRs. 1 lakh, NRs.75 thousand and NRs.50 thousand respectively. Meanwhile, the videos enlisting in top ten position will enjoy a free stay offers at various hotels in Nepal. The hotels sponsoring top ten winners with their unique packages are:

  1. Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottages, Bardia
  2. Hotel Jungle Crown - Sauraha
  3. Hotel Shiva's Dream - Sauraha
  4. Hotel Crown Himalaya - Pokhara
  5. Hotel Dandelion - Pokhara
  6. Rupakot Resort - Pokhara
  7. Rhino Lodge - Bardiya
  8. Hotel Jungle Safari Lodge- Chitwan
  9. Siddhartha Cottage - Butwal
  10. Hotel Star Banquet - Chitwan

The result will be made public on the occasion of 11th European Regional Meeting of NRNA to be held in Luxembourg on July 29-30, 2018.