Two Communications majors have made it to the final round of voting for Lonely Planet's "My Journey" video competition, and online voting will determine the grand-prize winner.
The students, broadcast journalism major Tyler West and media arts and entertainment major Bryan Rogala, submitted a video called “NO SIGNAL—What Road Trips are Made of” in the competition’s Best Kept Secrets category. The three-minute video highlights their road trip back east from their summer internship at Barrett Productions in Missoula, Mont. West and Rogala camped in Antelople Island State Park on the Great Salt Lake in Utah, off-roaded in Moab, Utah, and explored abandoned mines in the San Juan Mountains in Silverton, Colo.
West and Rogala’s submission is one of five finalists, and the grand prize winner of the contest will get the chance to film on location in San Francisco with Lonely Planet. To choose West and Rogala’s video, voters must be logged into their YouTube account, and they may only vote once a day. Voting ends Nov. 15.
To view their video and cast your vote, you may click HERE or on the link to the right.
The total competition was divided into five categories: No Place Like Home, The Great Outdoors, Encounters, Cities and Best Kept Secrets. Video entries could be no longer than three minutes, and the five finalists were chosen by an expert panel of judges, including Lonely Planet U.S. Travel Editor Robert Reid.