OPEN ROAD GIRL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND TIPS
DO READ THE SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES VERY CAREFULLY before submitting A Video or Photo. Be sure whichever you are submitting (video vs. photo) matches what we are asking for. We have a wonderful community of about 100K ladies who ride, so it’s a great opportunity to connect and share your stories to inspire and help others!
Please keep in mind that while we welcome photos, videos are MUCH more preferred! Here are some ideas for you to share your stories with the Open Road Girl Community:
Coolest Destination/Scenic Road: Tell us about your favorite road trip destinations!
Road Trip Stories: Tell us about something wacky that has happened on a road trip, or something you learned from one that made you a better rider!
Coolest Road Trip Sunset: Got any killer sunset photos from road trips? Tell us about it!
Bucket List: We all have a bucket list, what’s yours? A rally or other event destination? A new motorcycle? Accessories? Customization?
Who or What Inspired you to ride? Tell us what sparked your passion!
Maintenance Hacks: Got any good secrets or tips to share?
Show us your ride and tell us about it! Give us a video tour of your motorcycle, either on camera showing it off, or even from behind the camera narrating as you show off your pride and joy!
Show us your pet riding companion! Let’s see those canine riding companions (or feline, chicks, ducks, monkeys or whatever!)
Who of you has the oldest model bike? Let’s see those classic and vintage motorcycles!
Best Barn Find! Do you have an amazing barn find you restored or kept as a lawn or garden ornament? Let’s see it, and share the story!
Bridge Find! What’s the most amazing bridge you have ridden over?
Choppers: Let’s see those choppers and tell us about them and why it’s your choice to ride!
Crotch Rockets: Let’s see those rockets and tell us about them and why it’s your choice to ride!
Motocross: Let’s hear from the lady mud eaters out there, and tell us why MX and show us what you got!
Show us your Custom Paint Jobs! We know some of you get extravagant, let’s see those custom paint jobs!
Favorite Motorcycle event or rally! What’s been your favorite experience?
Favorite Motorcycle Movie: Make a video telling us about your favorite!
New Rider Advice: What would you tell an aspiring or new female motorcycle rider?
Show us what’s in your saddle bags! Open them up and show us whatchya got in a video! Anything that would surprise us? Special Must-Haves?
Show us your Open Road Girl Pride! If you’ve got official Open Road Girl apparel, accessories or bling, show it off and tell us what you like about it!
Show us your biker hair! Let it all hang out—or spike up!
Show us your biker tan lines! We know you’ve got ‘em, so don’t be shy!
**Please Read BEFORE submitting a video or photo**
VIDEOS OR PHOTOS RECEIVED OUTSIDE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, WILL BE DELETED WITH NO REPLY! Don’t get us wrong, we want your submissions, but only have this ONE chance to explain what works for serious consideration! It is worth the time for you to read, understand and follow these instructions so we can include your photo or video.
TYPES OF VIDEOS WE ACCEPT:
Anything category-wise that fits into the suggestions list at the top of this page. or of course, anything you see us ask for in social media posts.
WHAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
Please do not send in videos with vulgar language or anything with illegal substances or partial nudity. We don't want our social media channels to ding our account and block content. More importantly, we likely have underage young ladies following us as well, and we want to be a positive influence.
WHAT TO INCLUDE:
When you fill out the form below, title it using the name of theme you are submitting for that matches the list above, or anything else we are asking for on social. Include a brief description of the video or photo – preferably video, unless otherwise specified for a contest. AND PLEASE WRITE IN UPP/LOWER CASE. for this, your name, location, everything! We don't have time to edit your text and have to post quality.
Please send your video via a link from a 3rd-party broadcast platform, such as Facebook YouTube or Vimeo, or you can use a free transfer service, such as WeTransfer.com Please do not send links to your video on Twitter, or Tumblr.
If you have music to your videos (not a requirement), be sure none of it is officially released music from a record label, TV show, motion picture or anything that is for sale. We cannot post videos with these exclusions.
Always, ALWAYS, advise anyone recording you with a smartphone (or if you are the one holding the camera or putting it on a tripod) to hold the device horizontally, NOT vertically. It makes MUCH better videos, they are not narrow and claustrophobic, you get more in the picture and it is then shaped the way a video player is shaped. We will not accept videos for those channels that are shot vertically. Even videos shot horizontally work on Instagram. Here are the examples of how we would like to receive your videos and photos:
IF WE USE YOUR VIDEO:
If you submit a video link that we do use, we will download it and play it from our platforms (FB first, and then possibly Instagram and YouTube). It will get many more views that way, rather than sharing it or cross-posting. If we post your video, you should follow the comments on the post, made by our fellow Open Road Girl Community Members.
If it’s a video of you, provide your existing FAN page link, and we’ll tag it if that Facebook function is operating properly that day—it doesn’t always work. If you do not have a fan page, we will do our best to tag your personal profile page and that works even less often. We will not add website links, YouTube Channel links, or other links. We also will not add “credits,” such as who recorded it, who edited it, etc.
Happy Riding from all of us at Open Road Girl and thank you for being part of our community!
By Submitting a video or photo, you understand and agree to all of the above.
ANY DUPLICATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE DELETED–THEY WILL NOT HELP YOUR CHANCES OF BEING PUBLISHED.
BY SUBMITTING YOUR VIDEO INFORMATION, YOU HAVE READ & AGREED TO OUR GUIDELINES ABOVE. THANK YOU!