Visual storytelling is one of the most poignant ways to reach people with your cause by pulling at the heartstrings, shocking, through humor, or otherwise playing on emotional appeal.
If you are a part of a nonprofit, this is your chance to showcase one of your most compelling videos. If you are someone who works, volunteers or has seen an amazing video from a favorite cause, this is your chance to get that nonprofit involved in this great opportunity.
I rarely promote contests on this blog, but this one is worthy, Moreover, you should take the time to look at the contest design and some of the videos, there is a lot to be learned by checking out what others have done.
See3 Communications and YouTube Nonprofits have done a great job with the DoGooder NonProfit Video Awards, This year they are sponsored by Cisco, NTEN and the Case Foundation, all forward-thinking organizations that have earned their stripes as community builders.
Winners receive prizes provided by Cisco, grants by the Case Foundation and free registration to next year's Nonprofit Technology Conference. The top winner will have their video featured on the homepage of YouTube on April 5th! YouTube.com/Nonprofit Winners will be announced at NTC in San Francisco, a massive conference where nonprofits converge each year to learn about new technologies and ways to reach out to their core constituencies.
I will be attending, so I am really looking forward to seeing the winners first hand.
The deadline to submit is February 29, 2012, so don’t procrastinate on this one. See the categories and prizes below.
You can check out the contest here:
- BEST Small Organization Video: Awarded to best video made my an organization with an annual budget of $1,000,000 or less.
- BEST Medium Organization Video: Awarded to best video made by an organization with an annual budget between $1,000,000 to $5, 000,000.
- BEST Large Organization Video: Awarded to best video made by an organization with an annual budget of $5,000,000 or more.
- BEST Storytelling Video: Awarded for the best use of video to tell compelling, moving stories.
- Your Video on the YouTube Homepage
- Winning videos will be featured on the YouTube homepage on April 5th
- Each winner will receive $3,500 in donations and a suite of great products provided by Cisco
- Winners will receive free registrations to the Nonprofit Technology Conference from NTEN
- Special Prize Grants from the Case Foundation
One of the causes that really pulls at my heartstrings is poverty and homelessness. These two videos, already entered in the competition, addressed that issue is very different ways. Both interesting. I thought I would add them as examples,
United Way of Edmonton