Photobucket Launches “Life’s an Adventure” Photo & Video Contest in Celebration of New ‘Stories’ Feature

If a picture is worth 1,000
words, your story may be worth $25,000: Compile a multimedia narrative to tell the
story of your best “adventure” via Photobucket’s new storytelling feature for
an opportunity to win

DENVER – Photobucket Corporation unveiled its exciting new Stories feature on November 15th,
providing users with a simple way to create meaningful, complete narratives of
life’s adventures, to share with friends and family. Photobucket Stories
transforms the act of photosharing into the art of storytelling with an all-new
way to organize and share photos and videos with others. The company is also celebrating
the release of Stories with the launch of its “
Life’s an Adventure contest, in which consumers can highlight their adventures in this
new shared story format for an opportunity to win $25,000.

 “Photobucket Stories makes it easy to
create and share a more complete ‘picture’ of the events happening in our
lives.” said Tom Munro, Photobucket’s CEO. “Stories takes photosharing beyond
wall posts, albums, mobile sharing and collages, giving a whole new way to
capture moments and express your creativity.”

Photobucket Stories allows users to easily
create and collaborate on living stories by inviting friends and family to
contribute photos, video and text to a single, sharable canvas. Once Stories
are created, they are easily embeddable on blogs, personal, and brand sites,
and can be shared among friends from mobile devices or across Facebook, Twitter
and other social networks.

To celebrate the
launch of Stories, Photobucket is inviting users to participate in its “Life’s
An Adventure” contest, in which they can chronicle and share their most
interesting exploits for an opportunity to win $25,000. Anyone can submit an
entry in ‘Story’ form via
Photobucket.com/StoryContest for consideration. Entries are being accepted now through December 9, and they will be judged on a
combination of creativity, adherence to a theme and social engagement before
winners will be announced on December 14.

”Our ‘Life’s an Adventure’ contest is our
way of celebrating the evolution of the story, as we know it,” said Munro. “In
this digital age where fragments have become the status quo, we’re hoping to
bring back the narrative with this format, which encourages a more complete,
contextual approach to capturing the moments in your life, then easily sharing
with friends and family.”

No longer are consumers confined to
sharing images one at a time or in structured album formats; with Photobucket
Stories, the larger narrative evolves with richer context and meaning. Stories
allows users to:

  • Create,
    curate and tell a complete story by combining photos, videos, text
    captions and comments
  • Add to
    stories from mobile devices with direct upload from camera rolls in both
    Android and iPhone
  • Share a
    story preview via Facebook Timeline, or directly invite Facebook friends
    to help contribute to a story
  • Control
    privacy settings to share your story with a select group – or the world

To understand
how Stories works, and to prepare for your contest entry, you can see some
examples of recent Stories created on Photobucket here:

 

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 About Photobucket

Photobucket transforms the act of
photosharing into the art of storytelling. As the world’s leading consumer service
dedicated to preserving and sharing the entire photo and video lifecycle,
Photobucket hosts more than 10 billion images from 100 million registered
members, who upload more than four million images and videos per day from the
Web and connected digital devices. Photobucket’s headquarters are in Denver
with regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

For the latest feature announcements and
news, please visit the Photobucket press blog at
http://blog.photobucket.com/photobucket_press.

To create a free Photobucket account,
users can visit
http://photobucket.com, or find the Photobucket Mobile Application and Snapbucket app available in the app store on all major smartphone
platforms. Photobucket supports Mobile Web, iPhone, Android based devices,
BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7.

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photobucket@perkettpr.com

 

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