PCATS Announces Funniest Video Contest

Stafford, VA – The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) today is challenging their conference attendees to submit their funniest online video for the reception at the PCATS Annual Conference on Monday, January 18, 2010, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Video entries must be no more than five minutes in length and contain the following subject matter for consideration: convenience store, fuel pump, customer service, technology, security, teamwork, lottery or really stupid tricks.

“This is the first video contest that PCATS has ever hosted” said Kim Flaugher of Anheuser-Busch, Inc. who serves as Chair of the PCATS Membership & Marketing Committee. “We think the video challenge will be fun for those who decide to enter the contest. In addition, the videos will be very entertaining and help facilitate conversation at the reception.”

PCATS Secretary and Vice Chair of the Membership & Marketing Committee Kraig Adams of The Coca-Cola Company said, “At the 2009 PCATS Annual Conference, we hosted a luncheon with a c-store themed video presentation which was well-received by attendees. We decided to build off of that success by allowing industry members an opportunity to participate in the video submission process while setting a cheerful tone for the reception on the evening of January 18, 2010.”

Contest winners will be announced at the 2010 PCATS Annual Conference. Prizes will be awarded to the industry members who submit the top four funniest videos judged by PCATS staff. To enter the contest, industry representatives may submit their video selection, including the title of the video and the URL link address, along with their name, daytime telephone number and email address to [email protected]. The submission deadline is January 8, 2010. Contest details may be found at http://www.pcats.org/node/3046.

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The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) was founded in September 2003 to continue the development and maintenance of standards work initiated under the NACS Technology Standards Project. PCATS’ mission is to develop, maintain and assist members in the implementation of a variety of technology standards. With over 150 members, the group’s membership represents more than 22,000 convenience stores. Membership is open to any petroleum marketer, convenience store owner/operator, other retail channels, or any of their suppliers or vendors. For additional information regarding PCATS, please visit www.pcats.org/discover.