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  • “Don’t Plagiarize Me, Bro” Video Contest – $1,000
    Posted June 19th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    “Good artists copy, great artists STEAL” may have been the mantra of Picasso, but doing so these days makes you guilty of plagiarism. It’s ok though, because you’re not alone. The fact is, people everywhere steal from others’ work all the time and ProjectEd wants to create awareness with their “Don’t Plagiarize Me, Bro!” video contest. Helping people understand the true meaning of this word might just help unintentional “borrowings” from happening.

    To enter, create a 90 second or less video that defines “Plagiarism.” The definition can be found via the contest page below and some samples include:

    Examples of plagiarism, provided by

    • Turning in someone else’s work as your own
    • Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
    • Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
    • Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
    • Changing words by copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
    • Copying so many words or ideas from source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not

    The word, its part of speech, definition and samples used in a sentence must be included as text over your video. ProjectED is also going to be giving away some hefty cash prizes for this contest. The 1st place winner from a youth and adult category will each take home $1,000. A single runner-up will also be chosen to also receive $200. Your videos will be judged on the following:

    • Educational merit and accuracy: Your video achieves the educational goals presented in the contest brief and viewers learn intended material from your video.
    • Creativity and engagement: Your video presents educational content in a memorable way; viewers are compelled to watch the video to completion. Does your video convey its message in an artistic, creative and innovative way?
    • Quality of video production: Your video has high resolution and audio quality, effectively employs visual aesthetics and cinematography and demonstrates production skills.
    • Appropriate content: Your video does not contain indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, or offensive material.

    Visit the contest link below and get started today!

    13+, 90 seconds-, Deadline: July 14th 2014


  • “NBC Playground” Contest – Win a Development Deal
    Posted June 16th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Seinfeld, Friends and The Office are just a few names that come to mind when you mention great shows on NBC. The network has been churning out hit TV sitcoms for over 25 years and is now turning to the creative contest community to help with its next big idea! Titled the “NBC Playground,” this competition is calling for ideas that will “WOW” the execs and give you the chance to have your great idea developed into a full fledged show!


    To enter, create a 10-15 minute sample of your existing work. This will serve as a proof of concept and/or execution. You will then need to create a second video of yourself pitching your original sitcom idea. Stand out and be original because there is sure to be stiff competition. All submissions MUST be made through the contest page below and include the provided application form. From there, NBC will select 30 semifinalists to go through a screening and interview process. Once this is over, NBC will narrow the pool down the finalists who will receive funding to produce a 20 minute version of their sitcom.

    (In order to participate as a Finalist, you must be a member in good standing of the Writers Guild of America (the “WGA”) or you must become a member in good standing to the extent required by the applicable provisions of the WGA Minimum Basic Agreement at your sole cost and expense).

    An advisory board including such stars as Jason Bateman, Seth Meyers, Amy Pohler and Eva Longoria will be taking a look at the work. Two winners will be determined to move on and have his or her pitch idea developed into one or more episodes of a TV program intended for broadcast. Think you have what it takes? Head over to the contest page today!

    5-10 Minute Work Sample
    2-5 Minute Pitch
    Deadline: June 30th 2014


  • Lots of Laughs Video Contest – $1,000
    Posted June 13th, 2014 at 10:17 am

    If you haven’t heard of ProjectED, they’re a video and GIF contest website set out to educate the masses by offering great cash prizes for informative videos. They have recently launched the “Lots of Laughs” video contest which continues this tradition. There is a $1,000 grand prize and the chance for your work to be seen in classrooms nationwide. Let’s get started!

    Start by selecting one of the vocabulary words from the contest site. Since the theme is “Lots of Laughs,” the words are: wry, self-deprecating, homespun, folly, irreverent, vulgar, rueful, levity. Don’t know what these mean? Using the definition from the contest page, you will be creating a video that defines the word essentially creating a visual definition. Your video only needs to be less than a minute, but it MUST include only one word (using the definitions provided) an display the word, it’s part of speech and definition, and an example sentence. Check out some great samples from past entries below!

    “The Sounds of Music”  Youth Winner

    “The Sounds of Music” Adult Winner

    The ProjectED team is also giving away two big cash prizes for this contest. $1,000 will go to the first place selection in both the youth category and the adult category. There’s also a $200 for the runner-up. Check out the contest link below. Good luck!

    13+, 60 seconds-, Deadline: Monday July 7th 2014


  • “What’s Your Position?” GIF Contest – $200
    Posted June 5th, 2014 at 8:15 am

    What’s your position? Maybe you’re situated at a desk or maybe you’re seated in a tree with a tablet. Well guess what? It doesn’t matter! ProjectED has you covered with a handful of vocabulary words for any position. The only problem is they need your help turning these words into GIF definitions. Think you’re up for the challenge? Let’s get started!

    Select one of the following words: recoiling, descended, subsided, horizontally, circumscribing, absconded, preceding, encases. Think carefully because the word you choose needs to be defined visually as a GIF. If you’ve never created a GIF before, you can check out a tutorial HERE. You must also display the word, part of speech, and definition and use only original content instead of images or clips from third parties. Take a look at some of the sample ProjectED GIFs to get inspired. The team has a $200 cash prize for the lucky winner. Will it be you? Check out the contest page below to get started today!


    13+, 5mb-, Deadline: June 30th 2014


  • “Birds Eye” Video Assignment – $12,000
    Posted June 1st, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    It seems like the only way for me to get a quick and/or healthy meal these days is to hit the drive through (unhealthy) or throw a frozen meal (tasteless and still not very healthy) into the microwave. That’s why I was all ears when I heard Birds Eye brand of frozen vegetables has created frozen food options that are quick, delicious and healthy. Now, they have teamed up with Poptent and are looking to get the word out with, you guessed it…video!

    Create a short (15 – 30 seconds) video spot that serves as a commercial for the brand. You are targeting a demographic the company’s calling “Hectic Healthy Hopefuls.” Say what? These are woman, namely moms, who are aware of the healthy eating benefits for their families but have a busy schedule that often has them resorting to ordering out or unideal options. From a tonal standpoint, your video can range from serious and straightforward to funny and comedic. It should also reflect a helpful attitude and not feel overly preachy. Keeping in mind their message “Birds Eye Recipe Ready takes the prep time out of mealtime” will help keep you on track. Check out some inspiration samples provided by the brand.

    Straight Forward Sample

    Comedic Sample

    Poptent has also posted some of the largest awards we have seen this year for an assignment. There are 5 guaranteed purchases with a $12,000 check going to the number 1 selection! In total, a $35,000 prize pool is up for grabs and we can’t wait to see the winning videos. Head over to the assignment page below and download the creative brief to get started. Happy filming!

    18+, 15-30 seconds, Deadline: June 22nd 2014


  • Spotify #NowFeeling Film Contest – $5,895
    Posted May 27th, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Have a knack for creating projects inspired by music? Look no further than Spotify’s latest collaboration with Talenthouse. The music streaming giant is inviting both filmmakers and animators to submit a film capturing the way music makes people feel.

    They’re calling the campaign #NowFeeling and believe that discovering and sharing music with friends can make connections to one another much richer. These #NowFeeling moments are stories of connections through music, enabled by Spotify. Your film should feature playful, but honest, moments between people to showcase how the platform enables discovery, sharing and conversation through music. Be sure to only use original or cleared music for your entry to be valid. Check out some #NowFeeling stories below.


    Spotify, along with guest judges Jackie Jantos and Andrew Duff, will be selecting an overall winner to receive a cash prize of $5,895 plus having your work screened as part of an exclusive event in London. In addition, you’ll receive exposure across Spotify’s social channels and possibly have future work commissioned by Spotify. Check out the contest page below to get started!

    18+, 30 seconds, Deadline: June 16th 2014


  • “Foodies” GIF Contest – $200
    Posted May 23rd, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Do you run with the foodies? The group of people who consider themselves food enthusiasts often going to great lengths in order to try new and exciting dishes? If so, ProjectED has a fun new contest for you! The “Foodies GIF Contest” is asking participants to submit a short GIF that defines one of the foodies themed words below. Check it out!


    Create a 5mb(or less) GIF that pertains to one of the following words: quaff, delectable, vegetation, brimming, quenched, grub, vittles. Be sure to reference ProjectED’s contest site for the definition along with their “Pro-Tip” that might ignite a creative spark. One lucky winner will receive a $200 grand prize along with being featured on the ProjectEd winner’s blog. Good luck!

    13+, 5mb-, Deadline: June 16th 2014


  • “My RØDE Reel” Video Contest – $70,000+ In Prizes
    Posted May 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Chances are if you’re reading this site, you’ve heard of RØDE. Though the company has existed for decades, the brand has a become household name for microphones since the advent of modern DSLR video production. Well now RØDE has decided to give back…and we mean BIG! They have launched a massive video contest that is giving you the chance to win over $70,000 in production gear…and we’re talking about gear to drool over!

    The rules are simple. Create a 5 minute or less film about anything you want and accompany it with a behind-the-scenes video that shows a RØDE mic in use on your production. That’s it! You will obviously want to think creatively, but RODE has even included a tips and tricks video that will help you get the most production value out of your shoot.



    Videos will be judged based on 3 main categories: Judges Film Prize, Peoples Choice Prize and Judges BTS prize. The prize packages can be found on the contest page below and have everything from Black Magic Cinema Cameras and Zeiss Lenses to free Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions. You will definitely want to get your hands on this gear! Be sure to enter because every participant will receive a free “MY RØDE REEL” t-shirt. Happy filming!

    All Ages, Short Film ( 60 seconds – 5 minutes-), Behind the Scenes (60 seconds – 10 minutes), Deadline: May 31st 2014


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