Posted May 23, 2016

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“Devil’s Bridge Trail” by Keep Your Daydream
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New and Notable Video Contests - Week of May 23

Biggest cash prize: 18,000 euros (about $20,000 US) in the Nestle Temptations ‘Pitch the Next Video’ Contest on Eyeka. NESTLÉ TEMPTATIONS is seeking two filmmakers to each tell a 30-45 second story of a woman who is inspired to take new chances on love after indulging in this premium ice cream. For now, all you need to do is make a Pitch video to convey your great idea and prove you’ve got the know-how to execute on the final product. If selected, Nestle will give you 5000 euros to bring the spot to life, and you’ll compete for the final Video Awards. Open worldwide, 18 and older. To be considered, submit your Pitch by June 5th.

Best prize: $500 in books in the Book Studio 16 ‘Shelfie’ Video Contest. To celebrate the launch of their new YouTube channel Book Studio 16, HarperCollins is calling on booklovers to show off their beloved literary collection. A total of 6 winners will receive hundreds of bucks in books from HarperCollins and have the chance to be featured on the channel. Open to US residents, 14 and older. Due May 31st.

Best trip: A trip to the Iceland Airwaves Festival in the 'Win a Trip to Iceland Airwaves’ Video Contest. Want to go to an exciting music festival in one of the most gorgeous countries on Earth? One lucky music fan will win two festival passes to Iceland Airwaves this November along with flights and hotel accommodations, and it could be you! Just submit a short video that proves to the judges why you should be picked to go! Three Runners-Up will also get local music prizes. Open to residents of the US and Canada, 18 and older. Due July 8th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Barilla 'The Power of BRAVO’ Video Contest over on Userfarm. How can positive feedback, such as a hearty ‘BRAVO’ for a job well done, create a domino effect? Barilla is asking you to create a short video - up to 45 seconds - that explores the meaning of “Bravo to you!” and how that can set off a ripple of other good things in someone’s life or the community at large. A whopping 15 videos will earn cash for their creators - with the top selected video scoring 15.000 euros (approx. $17,000 USD). Open worldwide, 18 and older. Due September 5th.

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?

Posted May 16, 2016

Are you ready to learn the ways of the ninja? Ready to drink deep of the juice of the gods? Ready for your laundry to take you to paradise? OK, that last one isn’t quite as mystic, but all THREE of our contest picks this week are solid as a rock!

CONTESTS
LEGO ‘The QUEST2NINJAGO’ Event Coverage Project: http://bit.ly/1rKSafT
2016 ‘Lights! Camera! Pour!’ Video Contest: http://bit.ly/27kZ77K
all Fresh Tropical Mist Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1Ww732d

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“Sodium Vapor” by Jose E. Mendoza
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New and Notable Video Contests - Week of May 16

Biggest cash prize: $34,000 in the LEGO ‘The QUEST2NINJAGO’ Event Coverage Project on Tongal. This summer, the Quest2NINJAGO™ Tour is coming to cities across the country to bring kids the ultimate ninja experience. LEGO is seeking one jet-setting filmmaker to capture all the fun and excitement at four live events along the way and cut that down into four 60-second videos. Open worldwide, 13 and older. Hurry, because if you want to be considered, Pitches are due by May 19th.

Best prize: Tickets to Wine Spectator’s Wine Experience in NYC in the 2016 'Lights! Camera! Pour!’ Video Contest. Back for the 10th year, Wine Spectator is again seeking your wine-soaked short videos. Anything from food pairing tips to documenting the winemaking process to a catchy original songs about the awesomeness of vino are fair game. And the prize is a real wine-lover’s dream: 2 all-access tickets to Wine Spectator’s annual weekend-long event which normally would retail for $5000! Several Finalists will also get tickets to select wine events, and everyone who enters gets a lil something. Open worldwide, 21 and older. Due September 5th.

Best trip: A trip to New York City in The Education Commission Youth Video Challenge. If you’re under 30, share your ideas about the future of education in a 30-second video. In addition to the Grand Prize, three Runners-Up will also score cool tech prizes. Open worldwide to entrants age 13-30. Due May 31st.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the all Fresh Tropical Mist Video Contest brought to you by Zooppa. You may not have smell-o-vision technology at your disposal, but can you bring the tropical new scent of all detergent to life in a 30-second commercial? TEN videos will be selected to earn cash prizes - with the top video earning $6,000 for its creator! Open worldwide, 14 and older. Due June 28th.

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?

Posted May 9, 2016

Use your filmmaking and storytelling skills to win everything from cash money to a trip to Rio during the Olympics or even the opportunity to shoot a commercial with Stephen Curry! Which will you choose?

CONTESTS
Brita ‘Splash Studio’ Commercial Contest: http://bit.ly/1Nm1S29
Rio de Janeiro 2016: Chevrolet Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1WOJv7v
Libertarianism.org Video Contest: http://bit.ly/24yGIWn

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“MAKE YOUR OWN BEATS HEADPHONES” by Sam Svienty
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New and Notable Video Contests - Week of May 9

Biggest cash prize: $25,000 in the Brita ‘Splash Studio’ Commercial Contest. Brita wants you to create a 30-second spec commercial that celebrates drinking water. If yours wows the judges AND the public at large, you could have the opportunity to professionally shoot your commercial with Stephen Curry, not to mention earn $25,000! Open to US residents, 18 and older. Due May 31st.

Best prize: Health and wellness prizes valued up to $450 in the About.com and Verywell ’#liveVerywell’ Contest. Verywell is an online community where you can find trusted advice for a healthier life, and this contest is all about celebrating how YOU are living out those healthy ideals. Each week during the contest, a new challenge will be unveiled. Entrants must then post a short video or photo to Instagram that meets the theme. Several winners each week will be chosen to win a variety of prizes, so odds are good that if you make something cool, you could win something. Open to US residents, 18 and older. Due May 30th.

Best trip: A trip to Rio + $8000 in the Rio de Janeiro 2016: Chevrolet Video Contest on MOFILM. In honor of Children’s Day, Chevrolet wants you to make a short film about a child who used their imagination, creativity and ingenious spirit to create positive change in the areas of transportation, mobility, design or connectivity. Five winning videos will each earn cash prizes up to $8000. Open worldwide, 16 and older. Apply for a production grant by May 16th, otherwise films are due July 4th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Libertarianism.org Video Contest. Liberty is defined as “the quality or state of being free” and it’s baked into the US Constitution. While you don’t need to consider yourself a Libertarian to participate, you ought to have strong enough feelings about the concept of ‘liberty’ and why it’s so important to you to make a 30-60 second video. Three Grand Prize-winning videos will be selected to each receive $4,000. Open worldwide. Due August 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?

Posted May 2, 2016

What do a bank, a comedy channel and a dandruff shampoo all have in common? They are the brands behind this week’s three best new video contests! Watch Marissa break it all down for you now.

CONTESTS
U.S. Bank ‘This is My EDGE’ 2016 Video Contest: http://bit.ly/21khrcV
Comedy Central ’#HowIGetAround’ Contest: http://bit.ly/1SzNx28
Head & Shoulders ‘Awkward Conversations’ Contest: http://bit.ly/1O1rA6O

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“KOTAK FILMMAKERS 2016 Montage” by Hakim Hasnan
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New and Notable Video Contests - Week of May 2

Biggest cash prize: $50,000 in the U.S. Bank ‘This is My EDGE’ 2016 Video Contest. Small business owners, U.S. Bank wants to know what gives your biz its EDGE? What makes your product or service unique and keeps customers coming back for more? Create a 60-second video answering these questions for the change to win one of 10 Semi-Finalist prizes, or that amazing Grand Prize. Open to small businesses located in the US. Due May 13th.

Best prize: A new Jaguar XE in the Comedy Central ’#HowIGetAround’ Contest. Chris Hardwick and Comedy Central want to see how you’re getting around town. Use humor to tell your story in a video or photo, and you could win a trip to LA for a taping of @Midnight AND even roll away in a new Jaguar! Open to residents of the 48 continental United States, ages 21 and older. Due May 13th.

Best trip: A trip for 2 to the Telluride Horror Show + more in the Phantom Sway 48 Hour Film Competition. Are you a director who loves telling horror, sci fi or fantasy stories? Do you work best under the pressure of a deadline? If so, check out this timed competition! This June, teams from around the US will compete to create a short genre film over the course of one weekend, then judges will pick their favorite and send 2 team reps on an expense-paid trip to the Telluride Horror Show in Colorado this October. Open to residents of the continental US, 18 and older. Register to participate by June 20th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Head & Shoulders 'Awkward Conversations’ Contest over on Eyeka. Create a fun and funny 30-second video showing how easy it is for teenage guys to talk to their parents about Head & Shoulders for the chance to score one of three cash prizes. Open worldwide. Due June 5th.

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?

Posted Apr 25, 2016

It’s Monday! Let’s get the week started off right with three excellent new video contests.

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FilmFights: http://www.filmfights.com/

CONTESTS
Lucky Charms Video Project: http://bit.ly/1ruwXah
GoAbroad ‘Meaningful Travel’ Video Contest: http://bit.ly/26jJTzt
2016 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1SyREKM

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“The Rise and Fall of a Pea” by Len Vine
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New and Notable Video Contests - Week of April 25

Biggest cash prize: $18,000 in the Lucky Charms Video Project over on Tongal. In a bid to position the brand toward millennials, Lucky Charms is seeking one filmmaker to create a 15-second spot that highlights the appeal of late night snacking on this beloved cereal. Open worldwide, 13 and older. To be considered, submit a Pitch between May 3rd and 10th.

Best prize: A GoPro HERO 4 Silver camera package in the GoAbroad ‘Meaningful Travel’ Video Contest. Have you studied, worked or volunteered abroad? How did that time outside the US change your worldview? Share your meaningful travel experience to be one of 3 winners to receive prizes, including a GoPro Hero 4 and all the necessary accessories! Open to US residents, 18 and older. Due June 15th.

Best trip: A trip to New Zealand in the Runivore ‘Dream Race’ Video Contest. Runners are a special breed. As Mentally punishing as it is physically, this lone sport can take its adherents to locations across the globe. And that is exactly what this contest will ultimately do for one lucky runner. For the chance to win travel and entry to the Tarawera Ultra Marathon in New Zealand next February, create a short video that shares your passion for running. Several Runner-Ups will also win running-related prizes for their efforts. Open worldwide. Due July 10th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the 2016 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest. Are you interested in the environment, in addition to filmmaking? If so, create a short film - 15 minutes or less - that explores any environmental theme or issue of your choosing for the chance to win cash prizes. Judges will select one film for the $2000 Grand Prize, and two Runners-Up to receive $500 each. Open to all. Due June 10th.

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?

Posted Apr 18, 2016

Go big, or go home! We’ve got a couple epic-sized video contests to share this time around, to the tune of FIFTY prizes up for grabs between our three picks alone. Watch, get inspired, and then get out there and make something!

CONTESTS
‘Wood and Culture’ 2016 Video Project: http://bit.ly/1NthMlU
adidas ‘Raising the Bar’ PE Video Challenge: http://bit.ly/23LXOw5
FiLMiC Pro 'Tangerine Dreams’ 2016 Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1W4QUiW

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“koi na koi chahiye” by Bajala Srikanth
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New and Notable Video Contests - Week of April 18

Biggest cash prize: $25,000 in the ‘Wood and Culture’ 2016 Video Project on Zooppa. Back for a second year with even more cash on the line, this competition seeks your 3-15 minute films on the relationship between wood and humans. From all the applications of this ubiquitous material, think about how people have shaped wood and how wood has shaped our myriad cultures across the globe. Ultimately, 30 creators will be awarded cash prizes for their work. Open worldwide, 14 and older. Due September 22nd.

Best prize: A $2500 adidas gift card + more in the adidas 'Raising the Bar’ PE Video Challenge. How is your school raising the bar in Physical Education? Answer this question in a video under 2 minutes in length to win a class set of adidas ZONE for IHT Spirit fitness trackers, a $2500 adidas gift card and more! Several more prizes are on offer the Runner-Up entrants as well. Open worldwide. Due May 20th.

Best trip: A 2-week trip to Japan in the GaijinPot 'Win a Trip to Japan’ Video Contest. Think you’d make a great tourism blogger? Submit a 30-second video application sharing why you want to travel to Japan to be considered. Open worldwide, 21 and older. Due April 30th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the FiLMiC Pro 'Tangerine Dreams’ 2016 Video Contest. This contest was a big hit with OVCers last year, and while we don’t know the exact prize breakdown for this year’s contest yet, there will be over $25,000 worth of filmmaking awesomeness for you to get your hands on. Here’s the deal: Create a short film on your iOS or Android device using the FiLMiC Pro app. There are 5 categories to submit to, but basically anything goes so long as it’s under 5 minutes, shot at least 70% with FiLMiC Pro and includes the given FiLMiC Pro bumper. The prize pool will be split between 6 winning creators - one for each category - and a special jury prize for a film by a female filmmaker. Open to all, and due May 27th.

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?

Posted Apr 11, 2016

Got the Monday blahs? Watching this video is 99.9% guaranteed to make you feel more awake and excited to take on the day. Find out which contests made OVC’s Most Awesome list this week!

CONTESTS
‘No Different From Us’ Refugee Video Project: http://bit.ly/23iUfAv
Disney Parks ‘Chewbacca Challenge’ Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1NeZTHf
actvt’s GoPro Giveaway Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1TGQTBk

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“3 year old rides balance bike on dirt track”
by Adventure Kidz
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New and Notable Video Contests - Week of April 11

Biggest cash prize: $29,750 in the ‘No Different From Us’ Refugee Video Project on Tongal. This project from the Ad Council, America’s leading producer of public service communications, is all about helping raise awareness and change perceptions about refugees. They are seeking three filmmakers to each create a 1-2 minute video, along with two cutdowns for broadcast and social media, that will kindle feelings of empathy towards the approximately 85,000 refugees who are set to become US citizens over the next year or two. Open worldwide, 13 and older. To be considered, submit your Pitch between April 20th and 26th.

Best prize: A $20,000 Playground Equipment Grant in the KaBoom 'Let’s Play’ 2016 Video Contest. The Dr Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM! are committed to making active play a daily priority for kids in communities across the US. Create a short video based on ONE of two prompts that tells others why play matters and why communities everywhere should be making it a priority, and your community could be chosen as one of five to receive this prize. Open to US residents, 18 and older. Due May 6th.

Best trip: A Disney Parks trip in the Disney Parks 'Chewbacca Challenge’ Video Contest. Got a Chewbacca impression that impresses your friends and family? Now’s your chance to cash in on that talent! Submit your creative take on Chewie’s unique vocal stylings and you could win a VIP trip for 4 to either Disney World or Disneyland. Open to US and Canadian residents, 18 and older. Due April 25th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is actvt’s GoPro Giveaway Video Contest. actvt is a free iPhone app that makes it quick and easy to edit videos and share them. Using the app, simply create a 30-second video highlighting a fun activity that you like to do. The entry with the most in-app votes gets the new GoPro Karma Drone, and actvt will select their two favorite entries overall to receive GoPro Hero cameras. Open worldwide, 18 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?

Posted Apr 4, 2016

What up, Monday? LET’S DO THIS! We’re rocking the three shiniest new contests to arrive in the OVC orbit in the past week - which one looks golden to you?

CONTESTS
AT&T 2016 Shape Challenge: http://bit.ly/1oqkbXM
Omaha Steaks ‘All Pro Dad of the Year’ Contest: http://bit.ly/1RRNqjX
Cannes 2016: Chevrolet Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1oqkkKK

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“The Final Frontier” by Sami Al-Asfour
https://vimeo.com/151311870

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of April 4

Biggest cash prize: $50,000 in the AT&T 2016 Shape Challenge. This summer, AT&T is inviting forward-thinking creators and innovators to pitch their futuristic ideas in San Francisco for the chance to win major cash prizes. If you’re a filmmaker, pay special attention to the Immersive Video Category which is seeking mind-blowing visuals in 1-2 minute Virtual Reality, 360-degree video, and 4K video submissions. In addition to the hefty Grand Prize, cash awards will be handed out to top submissions in each category and to one student who impresses the judges the most. Open to US residents, age 18 and older. Due May 6th.

Best prize: Steaks, grilling prizes and a trip to meet Tony Dungy in the Omaha Steaks ‘All Pro Dad of the Year’ Contest. Think your pops is tops? Submit a video that proves your father deserves the title of ‘Dad of the Year.’ Three winners will receive grills and meats, and the Grand Prize winner gets the added bonus of a trip to Canton, OH to meet with famed NFL coach Tony Dungy. Open to US residents, 19 and older. Due June 3rd.

Best trip: A trip to Argentina in the Teton Gravity Research 2016 Grom Contest. Ever dreamed of becoming a ski or snowboard movie star? Under-18 skiers + snowboarders are asked to submit their best 3-minutes-or-less edit for the chance to film with TGR and win a trip to Argentina. Open worldwide, ages 17 and younger. Due April 30th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week isCannes 2016: Chevrolet Video Contest on MOFILM. Chevrolet believes in finding new roads - a belief that ingenuity is what enables people to make the most of life’s possibilities. Now they want you to tell the story of someone that demonstrates the spirit of Find New Roads, and manages to achieve success through ingenuity. One Grand Prize winner will receive a trip to Cannes and $8000, and four runners up will also be awarded with cash prizes. Open worldwide, 16 and older. Apply for a production grant by April 11th, otherwise final videos are due May 30th.

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?

Posted Mar 28, 2016


Another week, another crop of freshly cut video contests laid at your feet (you’re welcome!). Which contest will you enter and hopefully win?

CONTESTS
‘Chloraseptic Stories’ Video Project: http://bit.ly/1MGTPXD
Cannes 2016: Columbus Foods Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1LMTtEh
The Meth Project Commercial Contest: http://bit.ly/22KUTTN

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“Awake (Alien Invasion Short Film)” by Diverse Entertainment
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New and Notable Video Contests - Week of March 28

Biggest cash prize: $20,500 in the ‘Chloraseptic Stories’ Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. Chloraseptic is seeking emotional and authentic docu-style videos geared toward moms that conveys that their product has been trusted for over 55 years to relieve sore throats. Open worldwide, 13 and older. To be considered, submit your Pitch between April 8th and 14th.

Best prize: $40,000 in film prizes and cash in the Musicbed Film Initiative. Music licensing platform, Musicbed wants to help you product the film project of your dreams. Pitch your big idea and you could be one of three filmmakers to receive funding. The Grand Prize winner gets $10,000 cash and a ton of filmmaking essentials from Kessler, RODE, Red Giant and more. Open worldwide, 18 and older. Due April 4th.

Best trip: A trip to Cannes + $6,000 in the Cannes 2016: Columbus Foods Video Contest on MOFILM. Packaged meats get a bad rap, usually for good reason. Help Columbus Foods position themselves as above their competitors in the packaged meats aisle by creating a video full of humor and wit. If you can show that “Everything Else is Baloney,” you could be jetting off to Cannes or winning cash prizes. Open worldwide, 16 and older. Due May 2nd.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is The Meth Project Commercial Contest. The Meth Project, a national program dedicated to reducing teen Meth use, is currently seeking your 30-second PSAs on the theme of “Life or Meth.” One Grand Prize winner will have the chance to get their commercial broadcast on TV and will receive $20,000. And , if you’re a filmmaker in Colorado, Montana, Idaho, or Georgia, you also have the opportunity to compete for special state prizes of $2,500. Open to US residents, 13 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?

Posted Mar 21, 2016

This week, we’re getting our Spring Break on and bringing you THREE new contests that are ready to party! Plus, we crown a new Commenter of the Week and highlight a badass video from the OVC community.


CONTESTS
‘Make Stikbot a Star’ Spring 2016 Video Challenge: http://bit.ly/1Ms7FNG
Lotus Bakeries ‘The Perfect Kick’ Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1Ub4AcU
'Capturing LA’ Short Film Competition: http://bit.ly/1ZasQLv

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“Reinventing the Wheel” by Lance Greathouse
https://youtu.be/2RHk0B2Dt18


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