About Destination British Columbia

Destination British Columbia (DBC) aspires to share the transformative power of BC experiences with the world. DBC is looking to connect with local creators to produce compelling vertical and short-form video content that showcases the authentic and relatable travel experiences, moments, and stories of BC through the lens of the province’s diverse population. DBC values the different experiences of each person in BC and welcomes all creators, regardless of background and identity, to bring their unique perspective and lived experience to the stories and content they create. 

How it Works

We’ve partnered with Destination BC to work with content creators like yourself. You’ll capture authentic content to show off the top spots the province has to offer and get paid for your work! To get started:

  1. Become a CrowdRiff Creator.
  2. We’ll be in touch via email to help you navigate downloading the app, getting paid for your work, and how to participate in Content Challenges
  3. You’ll be notified of new Content Challenges in your area on a regular basis, or simply scroll down to see what’s available now
  4. Create CrowdRiff Creator Stories through our app for each Content Challenge you’d like to participate in
  5. Get paid for your work and use it to fuel your next adventure!

British Columbia Challenges

Explore British Columbia Challenges

Cherry Blossoms in BC

It’s that time of year—when the rainy season fades and a beautiful, fluffy pink canopy covers cities and towns across the province. From Victoria to Vancouver, pink and white hues line streets and fill parks, signaling a change in the season and warmer weather ahead. 

The ask: share your best-known spots to see the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom. Think dazzling tree-lined streets, luscious pink and white canopies, and gorgeous backdrops that show off the surrounding nature or cityscapes—we’re looking for stories that capture the most swoon-worthy blooms. Use this video as an inspiration for the types of shots and quality we’re looking for.

Requirements

  • Each creator can submit one story for this challenge.
  • Deadline to submit is April 5, 2024.
  • All stories must meet the base guidelines
  • Your story should be primarily video content, but please include one image as the title of your story to establish a sense of place. 
  • Stories should showcase the experience from a wide angle to establish a sense of place. Nature should also be the star of the content. If you do include people or urban settings, ensure they/it is shown in the context of nature. 
  • Please respect nature and the neighborhoods you are filming in. Keep off private property and do not walk or stand outside of designated paths. Ensure the experience you showcase is accessible to travellers.
  • Please make sure the content you submit does not feature any recognizable people, including family members and friends unless you have obtained a Consent and Release form. This includes faces, profiles, or any other recognizable characteristics. If someone could recognize themselves in your content, and they have not signed the form above, we cannot accept the content. 
  • DBC reserves the right to not compensate and/or reimburse expenses for Stories that do not fall under this theme or do not meet the guidelines above.

Skiing & Snowboarding in BC

British Columbia is home to 13 major ski resorts, each unique but they all promise world-class skiing and snowboarding conditions for all skill levels. Covered with deep powdered snow the wide-open runs with their stunning backdrops invite for the perfect day on the slopes.

Share with us your most epic video content showing the best BC ski resorts have to offer. 

Requirements

  • Each creator can submit one Story for this challenge and stories must be submitted by February 29, 2023. 
  • All Stories must meet the base guidelines
  • The first panel should be an establishing shot photo that gives a sense of place
  • All Stories must follow DBC’s content checklist
  • Please make sure that the content you submit does not feature any recognizable people, including family members and friends, unless you have obtained a Consent and Release form. This includes faces, profiles, or any other recognizable characteristics. If someone could recognize themselves in your content, and they have not signed the form above, we cannot accept the content. 
  • DBC reserves the right to not compensate and/or reimburse expenses for Stories that do not fall under this theme or do not meet the guidelines above
  • Only show safe activities and be aware of fast changing weather conditions
  • Make sure that the quality of the footage aligns with the base guidelines and is not disrupted by weather conditions or recording conditions (e.g. very shaky footage while skiing)
  • Stories focused around a winter sport activity must take place in a dedicated and safe area, and must demonstrate proper and safe use of equipment (eg. helmets).
  • DBC reserves the right to not compensate and/or reimburse expenses for Stories that do not fall under this theme or do not meet the guidelines above

Surreal Moments in BC

Have you ever found yourself in a moment so awe-inspiring it took your breath away? Maybe it was an otherworldly landscape, a forest trail out of a fairytale, or a spectacular sunset that made you stop in your tracks. We’re looking for your most surreal moments that showcase BC’s astonishing beauty. 

The ask: Share your most epic and surreal BC moments with us! You can submit compelling clips from different experiences or scenes, or a series of clips from one unbelievable occasion. You can share new content, or scroll back through your camera roll for those breathtaking moments that made you feel like you were living in a dream! Check out this video as an example of the types of content we’re looking for. 

Requirements

  • Stories submitted for this challenge should include high quality footage that showcases an awe-inspiring, epic or cinematic-like moment. Nature should be the star of the show!
  • Submitted content should be shot outside of winter months.
  • Each creator can submit one story for this challenge. 
  • All stories must meet the base guidelines
  • Your story should be primarily video content, but please include one image as the title of your story to establish a sense of place. It should include 2-5 panels
  • Ensure the experience you showcase is accessible to travellers. 
  • DBC strives to share as much of BC as possible, though some places need more help than others to protect what makes it so beautiful. We avoid sharing content of heavily-trafficked parks and natural areas, such as Joffre Lakes, Garibaldi Lake and Provincial Park, Mystic Beach and Botanical Beach. This is a great chance to showcase your favourite lesser known spots to help encourage responsible travel and dispersion around the province!
  • Please make sure the content you submit does not feature any recognizable people, including family members and friends unless you have obtained a Consent and Release form. This includes faces, profiles, or any other recognizable characteristics. If someone could recognize themselves in your content, and they have not signed the form above, we cannot accept the content. 
  • DBC reserves the right to not compensate and/or reimburse expenses for Stories that do not fall under this theme or do not meet the guidelines above.

Share Your Idea With Us! (Pitch)

We know that you are the expert for travel tips, local gems in your area and the beautiful experiences that BC has to offer. So we want to hear from you! 

This is an open challenge, which means you have the opportunity to share your own ideas about what you would like to feature in your next story. 

For this story you are eligible to receive a reimbursement, capped at $100 per story and limited to just one person. This will be paid out on actuals, so hold on to those receipts!

Requirements

  • Expenses must be submitted using this form
  • Check all active DBC challenges to see if your idea can be submitted through a challenge that already exists 
  • DBC is only interested in pitches that share an intentional and compelling story, both from a narrative and visual perspective 
  • To participate in this challenge, fill out this Google Form with your idea. If your idea is accepted, you’ll be contacted to get started! 

Once your story pitch is accepted, make sure to follow these requirements:

  • All Stories must meet the base guidelines.
  • The first panel should be an establishing shot photo that gives a sense of place
  • Please make sure that the content you submit does not feature any recognizable people, including family members and friends, unless you have obtained a Consent and Release form. This includes faces, profiles, or any other recognizable characteristics. If someone could recognize themselves in your in content, and they have not signed the form above, we cannot accept the content.  
  • DBC reserves the right to not compensate and/or reimburse expenses for Stories that do not fall under this theme or do not meet the guidelines above
  • Only show safe activities and be aware of fast changing weather conditions
  • All Stories must follow DBC’s content checklist.  Including no drone footage.
photo of a brown wooden dock in the lake under a cloudy sky during daytime

Destination BC strives to create a welcoming and safe space so that all creators, regardless of background or identity, are invited to join all Content Challenges. Each person experiences British Columbia differently, and we hope to apply this lens to these Content Challenges. Destination BC invites you to bring your unique perspective and lived experience to the content you create.

DBC’s commitment to inclusivity is based on continuous learning and improvement. As such, you are invited to provide anonymous or identifiable feedback for us by clicking the button below.

Have any questions?

We are happy to answer any questions at creators@crowdriff.com.