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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Colorado Office Of Tourism Mistakenly Features Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch - one of Utah's most famous icons - is featured prominently in a video promoting Colorado. The Salt Lake Tribune has this tidbit about the mistake (scroll down the page):

Not in Colorado » The Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media sponsored a film competition recently using the theme, “We Love Colorado.” The winning video was promised a $1,500 award and a spot on the main page of colorado.gov.

First place went to a video titled “Colorado: The Musical,” by Don-John Kullish. It features Kullish and a woman singing about Colorado while showing scenic spots, historic places and other interesting tidbits about the state.

About 90 seconds into the video, it shows a group of people sitting at a famous landmark while the song tells of a great place to hang out with friends.

The landmark is Delicate Arch.

In Utah.

The Denver Post his this response:

The video was chosen among a couple dozen submitted in a contest to the state Office of Film, Television & Media, said Donald Zuckerman, the office’s director. Winners took home $1,500.

The story was first reported in this morning’s Salt Lake Tribune.

Zuckerman admitted the bad, saying he just moved to Colorado from Los Angeles and didn’t notice the mistake when he was judging the videos.

“We don’t have the manpower to check every fact and every new thing,” Zuckerman said. “What struck me about the video is that it was funny and fun and cute and that it may appeal to the general public … In the future we’ll try to set up some rules that maybe protect us from a situation where there is that kind of mistake.”

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