WVU crowd-sourcing contributors for new TV commercial

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WVU fans take in a game at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.
WVU fans take in a game at Mountaineer Field, Milan Puskar Stadium, in Morgantown in northern West Virginia.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—In what officials are haling as a remarkable move, the university this month is crowd-sourcing contributors everywhere and anywhere to find a new nationally running television commercial.

The  is a worldwide search for the best-told WVU story,  according to Tony Dobies, a spokesperson for WVU University Relations.

Mountaineer fans are being encouraged to grab a camera or a camera phone and write, direct, star, edit, and create an original 30-second video showcasing what it means to be a Mountaineer in the style of a national TV spot.

To learn more about the contest, visit . Video entries will be accepted until July 19, Dobies said.

In August, the Mountaineer community will vote on the best entries.

The creator of the winning commercial will receive a trip for two to Morgantown to see their commercial debut on the big screen at Milan Puskar Stadium during the WVU football team’s season opener on Aug. 31.

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The winning spot will also air during football and basketball games throughout 2019-2020, Dobies said.

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