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2013 Small Town Saturday Night Contest has begun!

Travel Alberta has partnered with Big Valley Jamboree for a second year to celebrate Alberta’s rural stories by offering them a chance to win a day-long country music celebration in their home town through a contest called Small Town Saturday Night.  


The grand prize includes a concert headlined by Canadian country music artist Chad Brownlee and a songwriter's circle hosted by Alberta’s own Clayton Bellamy featuring Alee, Bobby Wills and Tenille. Big Valley Jamboree’s Master of Ceremonies, Danny Hooper, will emcee the event.


In addition to the excitement of hosting this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience, the winning community can use the event as a fundraiser to support a local charity or municipal initiative of their choice. The 2012 event resulted in the town of Legal raising a total of $93,000 for The Friends of Legal School Society to build a new playground for the community.


Small Town Saturday Night mobilizes rural Alberta to showcase local tourism experiences:


Entering is simple:
• Choose a venue within the community where the event will be hosted
• Connect with a group of passionate locals
• Create a two-minute video showcasing what makes your community a great place to visit
• Upload your video to YouTube and submit your official entry form
• Invite your friends, neighbors and entire community to vote for your video online

More than 200 communities in Alberta qualify for the contest, which is open to communities of 20,000 people or less.

Click here for tips that will assist you with your submission.


The deadline for entries is February 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A panel of experts will narrow down the eligible entries, choosing the top ten submissions based on their depiction of community spirit and involvement, passion for local tourism experiences and events, local characters and creativity. The top ten finalists will be announced and an online public vote for the grand prize winner will begin on March 6 and end on March 25. The winning community will be announced on March 28 and the grand prize concert will take place on April 27.


For complete rules and regulations and to download the official information package and entry form please visit

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