If you have dreams of becoming a famous movie director - this might be for you. Or, if you have a phone in your pocket and the thought of some free money sounds good - this might also be for you. A contest to showcase the awesomeness of Downtown Missoula through video is happening right now and ends on September 30th. A quick video could not only score you a prize, but it cold also lead to involvement in future projects.

I think we'll all agree that 2020 has been rough. But the Downtown Missoula Partnership and AudPop are looking to relay the message that Downtown Missoula is alive and well. They're looking for videos that run 60-90 seconds and highlight the best of what Downtown is all about. Think of it like what you would show a friend if you were sending them a quick video with what you love about Downtown Missoula.

The contest website provides these details about the contest:


Call to Action: We want to see Downtown through your eyes. Create a 60-90 second video that inspires people to come Downtown, support our local businesses, and find new ways to experience Downtown. Make sure your video showcases downtown Missoula positively and that many aspects of Downtown are represented – businesses, people walking about, surfers on the river, etc. Your video submission should show that life is continuing Downtown and we are here to welcome the community with open, and safe arms. Also be sure that folks in your video footage are adhering to social distancing recommendations, wearing masks, etc. Your video can be polished, or self-made. For DIY videos, use your smartphone (hold it horizontally) and edit with free video editing software.

Here are some key phrases to use as inspiration for your video submissions:

  1. Missoula Downtown, Connecting Our Community
  2. Make it Memorable. Make it Downtown.
  3. The Heart of Missoula Hasn’t Missed a Beat

You can only submit one video. Videos that make it into the contest will be judged on creativity, technical merit, and adherence to the assignment. Winners will then be chosen for 1st-3rd place.

Prizes for the Winners:

1st Place - $200 Missoula Downtown Gift Card
2nd Place - $100 Missoula Downtown Gift Card
3rd Place - $50 Missoula Downtown Gift Card

Winners will be announced around October 14, 2020.

If you think you can shine a spotlight on Missoula in video form - put your video together and get it submitted for your chance to win.