Charleston solicits videos for free vacations

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - One South Carolina destination is giving travelers a chance to get on camera and get paid for it - well, at least win a free vacation.

Midnight Wednesday is the deadline for entries for Charleston's popular Rediscover the Family Vacation.

All that's needed is a video - three minutes or shorter - explaining why contestants love Charleston.

Five theme vacations are being awarded by the local visitors bureau, including what's being called an Urban Fork Safari - dinners at some of the city's best restaurants - and a Heritage and Hits vacation where winners get to visit historic sites and see a RiverDogs minor league baseball game.

Winners last year included families from as far away as Rochester, N.Y. and Bedford, Pa.

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