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Covington Police Dept. announces Filming the Fuzz contest, prizes
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The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get involved with the 5k footrace.

Captain Ken Malcom announced the inaugural “Filming the Fuzz” contest this week, which gives participants the opportunity to win one of several prizes.

“As the Fuzz Run enters its 32nd year, we realized a lot of races in the past weren’t documented as well as we would have liked in terms of video and photos,” Malcom said. “Our goal is to build a database of race footage. We have contracted with businesses to help us do that, but we thought it would be fun give spectators and runners the opportunity to submit their footage.”

Those interested can submit 30-60 second clips of their favorite footage from this year’s race and the winner will secure a $100 Walmart gift card. Second place will win four complimentary entries into the 2016 Fuzz Run and the third place entry will earn two complimentary entries.

All submissions must be received by Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 and once submitted, all footage becomes property of the Fuzz Run. Entries can be submitted physically by mailing or delivering a disc of the footage at the Covington Police Department headquarters at 1143 Oak St., Covington, Ga. 30014. Contestants may also email a link to their footage to

The Fuzz Run Committee will narrow the submissions to 10 finalists and the top three will then be decided. Submissions are limited to three entries per person, but only one prize per person will be awarded.

Footage of pre-race, race or post-race activities is welcome including Mary Beth’s Red Bird Run, the Fun Run and the Fuzz Run. 1080p or 720p footage is appreciated. Please refrain from adding effects or editing other than trimming and combining clips. Please set all camera settings to device defaults.

If using a GoPro device please turn White Balancing to ‘Auto’ and Color to ‘Flat’. All other GoPro settings should be ‘default’ or ‘off’. Field of View (FOV) should be Narrow (90°) or as low/tight as the device can go.
Those interested in participating in the Fuzz Run can visit