New and Notable Video Contests - Week of May 6
Biggest cash prize: $17,500 in the ERA ‘Tough Detergent for Tough Moms’ Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. If you’re a Spanish-speaking filmmaker, you’ll have an edge in this project. ERA Detergent is seeking 30-second TV commercials en Español that feature an Hispanic-looking mom who lets nothing stand in the way when it comes to her family’s laundry. No matter how tough the stain, she can take care of it with ERA, while still taking time to balance everything else in her life. Open worldwide, 13 and older. Pitch to earn a production budget by May 15th, otherwise final videos are due June 14th.
Best prize: A Wedding reception for up to 50 people in California wine country in the St Francis Winery ‘Dream Wedding’ Video Contest. Are you planning to get married next summer, but don’t want to have to worry about all the details. This is the contest for you! Share your love story, and why people should vote for you, in a 1-2 minute video and you could win this amazing wedding worth nearly $40,000! Open to US residents, 21 and older. Due September 30th.
Best trip: A trip to Portland, Oregon and Scotland in the Bob’s Red Mill ‘Spar for the Spurtle III’ Contest. For the 20th year, the Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship will take place in Scotland this fall. And this is the third year that Bob’s Red Mill will be sending one culinarily masterful fan to compete. Think you’ve got what it takes? Make a video of your best recipe featuring Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. Three Finalists will duke it out in Portland and one victor will be awarded the grand prize - $2500 cash and an all-expenses-paid adventure to Scotland to represent Bob’s Red Mill at the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship! Open to US residents, 18 and older. Due July 22nd.
OVC’s Pick of the Week: Out of all the contests, our favorite this week is the Cyberlink ‘Motion Graphics’ Video Contest. Cyberlink has been hosting these monthly challenges all year, and we like them because they’re great for beginners to learn new filmmaking and editing skills. If you don’t have access to lot of editing software, Cyberlink hooks you up with trials of their products to create your entry. And if you win a challenge, you can earn about $400 worth of prizes, including CyberLink’s Director Suite software and other assorted swag. This month, they are asking you to combine live-action footage and motion graphics to tell a 40-60 second story. Open to all and due May 26th.
None of these video contests striking your fancy? There are TONS more contests waiting for you at OnlineVideoContests.com! Which contests will you be working on?