We’re feeling the love this week, and handing out our Valentines early (in the form of awesome video contest opportunities, natch).
'Expressions of Love' Vocab Video Contest: http://bit.ly/LQFize
New and Notable Video Contests - Week of February 10
Biggest cash prize: $40,000 in the My McDonald’s Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. For this project, McDonald’s is seeking to capture real-life stories about their brand in 2-minute videos. TWELVE videos will be purchased in total, so whether you’ve got a great McDonald’s memory or are a filmmaker with an interest in documentary-style storytelling, there are many ways to participate. Open to US residents, 13 and older. Submit your Story by February 12th, and filmmakers will have until February 27th to submit a pitch based on one of the winning stories. Final videos are due April 7th.
Best Prize: A 2-month Semi-Private Language Program for two people + $3500 to go on an international trip in the Berlitz Adventure Language Video Contest. If you’ve learned a new language, or are planning to soon, share your story with Berlitz and you could win a travel package worth $6,600! Open to US residents, 21 and older. Due March 8th.
Best trip: A VIP trip for 6 to Kissimmee, FL in the Kissimmee ‘Rock Your Vacation’ Video Contest. Using the Instagram app, shoot a 15-second video sharing how you would rock a vacay in Kissimmee. Open to US residents, 18 and older. Due March 16th.
OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our overall favorite contest this week is the 'Smithsonian in Motion' 2014 Video Contest. This competition is back for its second year, and it appears that they haven’t changed much since the first go-around. The whole goal here is to have people from all over document and explore the world around them. Create a documentary short, up to 10 minutes in length, that falls into one of the following categories: People, Travel, Arts, Natural World, Animation, American Experience, and How-to. Winners in each category will earn $200, plus a worldwide audience for their work. Additionally, one overall Grand Prize winner will be named and awarded $2,000, and one People’s Choice winner will be crowned to receive $1,000. Open worldwide, 18 and older. Due May 31st.
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?