Have you been out camping or had a back yard camp fire yet this summer? The long standing summertime tradition of roasting marshmallows over the camp fire to make S’mores has been reinvented this year by Dairy Queen. I don’t know about you, but I love S’mores in all varieties – traditional camp fire roasted, S’mores Bars, and my newest obsession the scrumptious S’mores Blizzard® Treat from Dairy Queen!
I had a chance to try the S’mores Blizzard®, the Blizzard of the month for June, last week. Now I am going to be honest I ALWAYS get a Cookie Dough Blizzard® when go to Dairy Queen, so although I was excited to try a new flavour I was also skeptical that it would surpass my love for my tried and true favourite. The S’mores Blizzard® combines creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve with the perfect ratio of mini marshmallow filled chocolate bars, toasted graham topping, graham cracker pieces and marshmallow topping blended together to perfection.
The S’mores Blizzard® is so good Dairy Queen even wrote a song about it and are hosting a great contest where YOU get to create your own S’mores music video for your chance to win BIG prizes! Check out the Dairy Queen video here:
Now your challenge is to create a music video that includes an original second verse to the song. Dairy Queen has provided everything you need to create a rockin’ video including the sheet music for the S’more Song. A couple of points to remember when crafting your music video:
- Video should be between 45-60 seconds long
- Get rid of the logos – videos must not contain logos/brand names/trademarks other than those of the sponsor
- Must include at least one reference to the star of the show… the S’mores Blizzard® Treat
- Your pets can be in the video, just no sharing ice cream with them
- Invite your friends to take part too, just remember there is only 1 person who can win the prize!
Don’t be intimidated by creating a video there are lots of programs out there that can help you edit including Window Movie Maker which is free. Entries will be judged based on Quality of Video, Creativity, Originality and Adherence to the Theme. 3 finalists will be selected and starting on July 7, 2014 voting will open up to the public so that we can pick the top S’more song! And what is up for grabs?
- Grand Prize – $10,000 for the winning entry!
- Second prize – $1,000 DQ® gift card
- Third Prize – 1 Blizzard® Treat a week for a year
Get your entries in by June 30, 2014 for your chance to WIN! This contest is open to the US and Canada and you can find the full contest details here.
So why not get a group of friends together this weekend, and celebrate Canada Day in style – by creating a fun S’mores Music video!
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Dairy Queen. All opinions are strictly my own.