New and Notable Video Contests - Week of April 8
Biggest cash prize: It’s a tie: $25,000 in two video contests this week! First up, the ‘Me on GNC’ Photo & Video Contest. GNC is seeking inspiring stories about using their products to achieve health and wellness. Open to US residents, 18 and older, and due June 30th. Next, we have the Looking@Democracy Challenge, which is open to all US residents. This competition is seeking creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy. Your submission can come in many formats such as short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps. Outside of the big cash prizes for 1st-3rd Place, there are special cash prizes for students and other young people, so if you’re young but have BIG IDEAS, check it out! Hurry, entries are due April 30th.
Best prize: OK, we’ve got two options here too, and they’re both awesome for filmmakers looking to level up on their equipment. First and foremost is a shot to win $65,000 in filmmaking gear, including the RED EPIC-X PRO COLLECTION, in the 2013 HDVideoPro ‘Emerging Pro’ Competition. The catch here is that you have to be a film or photography student in college, OR have less than 5 years of professional experience, PLUS be a US resident in order to participate. Here’s how it goes: Make an eye-catching 5 minute short. Narrative or not, your filmmaking chops have gotta shine if you’re gonna wow the judges. There will be a Round 2 if you’re named as a finalist, but in order to make the cut, you first need to get your submission in by August 15th. Another great option is the Adblock Plus Creative Challenge. It’s open worldwide, 16 and older, and offers a prize of $5000 of your choice of video equipment. Adblock Plus invites you to create an anti-advertising ad that reflects the ethos of their browser extension service. Due May 31st.
OVC’s Pick of the Week: Out of all the contests, our favorite this week is the ‘Lurk’ Vocab Video Contest, brought to you by Project ED. Project ED is the new video contest site on the block, and their aim is to create a library of educational videos on topics from science to language arts and more. One thing that sets them apart is all their competitions currently offer grand prizes to two age categories: students and adults/teachers. For this specific competition, they are seeking 60-second videos that illustrate the definition of the verb ‘LURK’. Capture the spooky vibe of ‘lurk’ in a visually captivating way, and you could earn up to $1000. Open to US and Canadian residents, 13 and older. Due May 1st.
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?