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"Why I Love the Akron Zoo" Contest


The Akron Zoo turned 65 years old this year! To celebrate, we are conducting a search for three individuals to appear in a commercial that will air on TV and social media in spring of 2019!

We asked you to send in videos telling us why you love the Akron Zoo. Our panel of judges have narrowed down the videos to eight finalists, and the public has voted. 

Congratulations to our three winners! The winners will be invited to the Akron Zoo to film the TV commercial that will air in spring 2019.




Contest Rules

  • Video submissions will be accepted through Nov. 16 at noon EST. 
  • For the purposes of this contest, current or former employees or relatives of an Akron Zoo employee may not enter.
  • Video submissions should be limited to 65 seconds and must be uploaded via the online form to be considered.
  • Video submissions should observe intellectual property rights.
  • Once an audition video is submitted, the Akron Zoo owns all rights to the content and can use the content for any purpose.
  • Children under 18 years old may submit a video, but will require a parent or guardian signature to participate in commercial if selected.
  • Online voting will begin Nov. 24 and run through Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.
  • Three winners will be selected. Placement in the online vote is one factor considered by the panel.
  • Winners will not receive compensation for their video or participation in the commercial. 
  • The winners must be able to arrange a visit to the Akron Zoo in December 2018 for filming.