Video Contest

Videographers of all levels (pro to beginner) are invited to enter.

Videographers may shoot any Dominion Energy Riverrock personality, competition, activity or venue they choose and then submit their final edited video of no more than approximately 90 seconds.

Cost & Registration

Pricing Schedule

Through May 13: $20
May 14-19:  $25

Includes a shirt, drink ticket*, and a chance to will cool prizes!

*Drink ticket must be used during normal festival hours

Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable, even in the case of a race cancellation, postponement, event format changes, and/or if you are unable to participate.


The Photo Contest offers a $15 special rate for those who qualify for an income based rate. Click here for eligibility information.

Packet Pick Up

You must pick you your packet before the start of your event. A Photo ID is required to pick you your packet. You may pick up a packet for another pre-registered participant, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.

Location: Belle Isle Parking Lot (Tredegar St & Brown’s Island Way)

You may only pick up your packet during these hours:

  • Friday, May 17 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 19 from 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Failure to check in will eliminate you from prize money consideration.


This competition is open to videographers  of all ages.

Videographers must submit their edited video via email to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 20 using the following guidelines:

– Videos should be no longer than approximately 90-seconds
– Videos must be submitted in .avi, .mov, .mpg or .wmv format
– You may send us a link from which to download large files.

Please include contact information in the email. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. No more than one video per contest entrant will be eligible for prize money.

A panel of judges will be looking for the video that captures the spirit of Dominion Energy Riverrock. Videographers will be responsible for providing their own equipment. Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, late, or damaged submissions.  Videographers agree to share rights to all videos submitted with Sports Backers and Venture Richmond. By entering a video in the Dominion Energy Riverrock Video Contest, the entrant is granting Sports Backers and Venture Richmond a nonexclusive, transferable, royalty-free license to publish the video for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes without attribution (in some cases), compensation, permission or further notification to the entrant. Employees of Sports Backers and Venture Richmond are ineligible for the contest.

Results will be announced on Thursday, May 23rd on the Dominion Energy Riverrock website.


Prize money will be given to the top three videographers.

Past Winners

2024 Winners

1. Thomas Macaulay
2. Brooks Billings
3. Matthew Scott Stone

Honorable Mention: Marysa Tuttle

2023 Winners

1. Chris Ball
2. Charles Ventura
3. Taylor Van Ness

2022 Winners

1. Aarron Saldivar
2. Matt Scott
3. Oleg Tsvetkov

2019 Winners

1. Grey Walters
2. Ryan Little
3. Jake Bell

2018 Winners

1. Ryan Little
2. Cole Pearson
3. Olivia Graziano

2017 Winners

1. Jason Hicks
2. Ryan Little
3. Connor Jenkins

2016 Winners

1. Drew Scott
2. Jason Hicks
3. Sarah Kate Gervasoni

2015 Winners

1. Drew Scott
2. Jack Anderson
3. Sam Parker

2014 Winners

1. Jack Anderson
2. Peyton Swedenborg
3. Marv Sowers

2013 Winners

1. Jack Anderson
2. Drew Scott
3. James Gaffney
3. HM. Marv Sowers

2012 Winners

1. Tanner Rozum
2. Chris Schurz
3. Sean McKeown

2011 Winners

1. Alexander Williams
2. Stephen Beeson
3. Sean McKeown

View all videos on the Dominion Energy Riverrock YouTube Channel