iloveny-stack.jpgUltimate New York Romance Stories Sought New York, N.Y. - Romance in New York has been captured in countless Hollywood productions. Now, amateur filmmakers can have their love immortalized with I LOVE NEW YORK's new competition to discover the best New York State love story. I LOVE NEW YORK (, New York State's tourism promotion agency, and New York University's Tisch Graduate School of Film are collaborating to sponsor a team of New York University (NYU) filmmakers to produce a movie about "Love in New York." To identify the best "Love in New York" story for NYU's film producers, the Empire State has created a contest asking New Yorkers to share details on how the state played a role in meeting and falling in love with their significant other.  Love story submissions can be unusual, funny, weird, romantic, and more, as long as encounters took place in New York State.  Five love stories will be chosen and winning stories will be incorporated into a film promoting I LOVE NEW YORK and featured online at The submission deadline is April 1, 2010. To enter, contest participants must present a short video link (five minutes or less), or a brief essay with images to . For more information, visit About New York State New York State features 11 beautiful vacation regions.  New York's attractions span from landmarks such as Niagara Falls, to the wine trails of Hudson Valley and treasures like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  Whether it's wide-ranging outdoor activities for the whole family like fishing, hiking and boating, culinary wonders and farm-to-table fresh foods, or the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies, New York State offers diverse activities for all travelers.  For more information, visit  Media can find press releases and more at


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