Posted Dec 3, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of November 28th

Biggest cash prize: $100,0000 in the Project Paradigm ‘The Paradigm Challenge’. The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.

Open only to individuals who: (a) will be aged 4 to 18 years old on May 1, 2017; (b) have their parents’/legal guardians’ permission to participate in The Challenge; and © are NOT residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Crimea Region, or any other United States sanctioned country. Due May 1st.


Best prize: $3000 for Nikon gear in the Nikon 'Small World in Motion’ 2017 Video Contest. The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

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Open worldwide, 18 and older. Due April 30th.

Best trip: Trip to Trip to DC + $500 in the Teens Dream 2016 Video Competition. Teens, create a video that expresses your dream and states how you hope to see it realized.

Open to all. Due January 8th.


OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Dolly 'Muck Foving’ Video Project. Dolly is looking to effectively portray authentic moments of moving and delivery fails. Create authentic, viral-style unedited short video clips that show humorous, frustrating and embarrassing moments that occur while moving. First place takes home $3,000!

Open to Zooppa community members (it’s free to join!) worldwide, ages 14 and older. Due January 12th.


Great contests this week right?!?!

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There are over 100 contests waiting for you at OnlineVideoContests.com! Which one makes you Shaq shimmy?

Posted Nov 27, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of November 21st

Biggest cash prize: $40,0000 in the Hasbro Marvel Heroes Stop-Motion Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. Hasbro is looking to create a fun and shareable 60-second stop-motion video that shares the message that Marvel heroes come in all sizes and that the true measure of the hero is the size of the heart.

Open to Tongal community members (it’s free to register!), ages 13 and older. To be considered, submit your Pitch between November 22nd and 30th.


Best prize: Fame, glory, bragging rights in the Film Fights ‘Nobody Move’ Fight. The first line of your film is 'Nobody move!’. After which, no one moves for the rest of your short. Is it a bank robbery and everyone is frozen in terror? or something else? You decide!

Open to all. Due January 9th.


Best trip: Trip to Trip to DC + $500 in the Teens Dream 2016 Video Competition. Teens, create a video that expresses your dream and states how you hope to see it realized. 

Open to all. Due January 8th.


OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Home2 Suites 'Fresh New Way’ Video Challenge. Home2 Suites offers a fresh new take on an extended stay. Home2 wants to change the way people think about extended stay travel by identifying fresh new ways to think about things in society people tend to look at in a certain way and give them a new, unexpected twist. First place takes home $7,000!

Open to the public worldwide, 18 and older. Due February 20th.

Are none of these contests doing it for you? There are over 100 contests waiting for you at OnlineVideoContests.com! Which contests will you be working on?

Posted Nov 19, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of November 14th

Biggest cash prize: $75,000 in The Next Great Animated Series Project. Project Greenlight Digital Studios and Tongal, two great filmmaking communities, are joining forces to find the #NextGreatAnimatedSeries. Together, they’re seeking original ideas for an Animated Series that will be co-developed, produced, and marketed for distribution with YOU. They’re looking for unforgettable characters, fun conflict, compelling storylines, engaging worlds, and clever points of view.

Open to Tongal community members (it’s free to register!), ages 13 and older. To be considered, submit your Pitch between November 15th and December 14th.

Best prize: Skip the line for the America’s Got Talent new season auditions in the Indi ‘AGT Auditions Season 12’ Multiple cities. Now is your chance to earn a Front of the Line pass for America’s Got Talent, Season 12 open call auditions. The America’s Got Talent producers are looking for ANY TALENT, ANY AGE to take the stage when the hit NBC series returns this summer! Two Front of the Line passes will be awarded for this Challenge: one will be chosen by AGT Producers and the other will be given out to the contestant who earns the most Buzz during the America’s Got Talent Auditions.

Open to all. Multiple Due Dates (see your city for specifics).

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Toshiba 'Beyond your limits, and further’ Project. Toshiba dedicates itself to those who always go beyond their limits, to allow them to go further. Entries should show portraits of all these exceptional, passionate and tireless people that surpass themselves for others, for great causes, to resolve daily issues, or in extreme situations. You can show employees or employers, in big or small structures (and even the smallest). You can choose the industry that inspires you the most, and create a powerful, emotional and engaging video!

Open to Userfarm community members (it’s free to register), ages 18 and older.

Didn’t see one on this list that speaks to you? There are over 100 contests waiting for you at OnlineVideoContests.com! Which contests do you plan on winning?

Posted Nov 12, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of November 7th

Biggest cash prize: $40,000 in the ZonePerfect ‘Snack & Rally’ Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. The goal of this project is to create a funny, smart, and relatable 30-second Video accompanied by a 15-second cut-down, 3 GIFs, and 5 still images, all of which will help busy female consumers “Snack & Rally” by introducing them to ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars. Show how women can thrive in daily chaos.

Open to Tongal community members (it’s free to register!), ages 13 and older. To be considered, submit your Pitch between November 9th and 14th.

Best prize: 1 hour of one-on-one project review with Jason Schleifer (head of character animation for: ‘Megamind’, ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’, & ‘The Boss Baby’ in the Nimble Collective Animal Facts Animation Contest . Download the full Blender2.78 file of the chicken in its environment (found on Nimble’s site) and create your own take on the Animal Fact chicken scene. Will she fly? Will she sing? Show you best work!

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Open to all. Due November 28th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Indi Share Your Adoption Story Video Challenge. Has your life been touched by adoption? In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, Indi invites you to share your adoption story. By sharing your personal experience, you have the power to inspire others to open up their hearts and their homes to children in need of loving families. Just upload a short video or photo sharing how adoption has touched your life. First place will get you six tickets to The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.

Open to Indi.com members (it’s free to register), ages 18 and older. Due December 31st.

Didn’t see one on this list that speaks to you? There are over 100 contests waiting for you at OnlineVideoContests.com! Which contests do you plan on winning?

Posted Nov 5, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of October 31st

Biggest cash prize: $39,500 in the Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Hispanic Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. The goal of this project is to create SIX versions of a 30-second Video (each with its own 15-second cut-down) that will engage U.S. Hispanic consumers on Facebook and other digital platforms, – no matter what language they speak – and show them that Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Stain Fighters laundry detergent provides powerful cleaning at a great value. This is a great opportunity for Spanish-speaking filmmakers!

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Open to Tongal community members (it’s free to register!), ages 13 and older. To be considered, submit your Pitch between November 15th and 21st.

Best prize: $5,000 in Yuneec products in the Ultimate Yuneec Typhoon H Video Contest. Enter your most compelling, visually stunning video, captured with a Yuneec Typhoon H or Typhoon H Pro with Intel® RealSense™ Technology. Your video must utilize task mode, team mode, and/or 360 camera operation in order to win. 

Open to legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old. Due December 2nd.

Best trip: Trip to a recording studio to professionally record a song and music video with MTV in the November 2016 MTV Cover of the Month Challenge. MTV wants to showcase your singing and musical talent in this monthly cover challenge. For November, give your spin on DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean”.

Open worldwide, 18 and older. Due November 30th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Doritos Football Short Form Video Contest. Dorito’s is asking for videographers to help celebrate with a bold, football-themed, 15-second or less video featuring Doritos® tortilla chips. Show how Doritos® and football can come together in any way, shape or form. If your video reaches the uppermost level of epic boldness, it could be featured on Doritos social media channels during the Playoffs later this year, and earn up to $5,000!

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Open to US residents, 18 and older. Due December 2nd.

Are none of these contests doing it for you? There are over 100 contests waiting for you at OnlineVideoContests.com! Which contests will you be working on?

Posted Oct 29, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of October 24th

Biggest cash prize: $8,000 in the OH! Lottery ‘Owning Optimism’ Video Project. Create a video :30 to 2:00 in length (or longer if it’s compelling enough to warrant additional time), that demonstrates the Ohio Lottery’s core brand principle of optimism by showcasing true stories from around the state. These stories can be told through a variety of filmmaking styles. From a documentary style; to animated; to a more traditional, scripted retelling of a true story – as long as they encompass the idea of hope and optimism across Ohio. 

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Open to Zooppa community members (it’s free to join!) who are US residents, ages 14 and older. Final date to submit is January 17th.


Best prize: Laptop Computer in The Great American NO BULL Challenge. The NO BULL Challenge encourages youth from all over the world to stand up to social issues that are important to them through the art of filmmaking. Pick a subject that’s important to you, that needs attention and get involved. Showcase your talent, voice, and ideas that will create change and reach millions. Get your entire school, the members of your favorite organization or your friends together to create a film that will inspire a movement.

Open to middle school, high school, and college students around the world between the ages 13 to 23 years old.


Best trip: A trip to New Orleans in the Jason Learning 2017 Recycling Video Contest. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning are teaming up once again to invite young filmmakers, artists, and recycling advocates to participate in a poster and video contest to build recycling awareness. 

There are two video contest themes to choose from:
Option 1) Recycling is “Bigger than the Bin!
Option 2) Recycling Career Role Models

Open to students living in the United States and enrolled in grades K-12 during the 2016-17 school year.


OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Sparkle ‘Just Right’ Video Project. For this project, you’ll help to produce two different videos, one to introduce Sparkle® with a Hint of Color on Amazon and one for Sparkle® Minis highlighting its many, versatile usage occasions. First place carries a prize of $6,500!

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Open to Zooppa community members (it’s free to join!) who are US residents, ages 14 and older. Due December 8th.

Need more inspiration? There are TONS more contests waiting for you at OnlineVideoContests.com! Which contests will you be working on?

Posted Oct 23, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of October 17th

Is there anything better than a Fall weekend? ‘The Walking Dead’ is back on TV, the weather is starting to get cool, and I’m about 4 Pumpkin Spice Lattes in. Things are looking good at OVC! Now it’s time to sit back, relax and let us tell you about the best video contests on the interwebs.


Biggest cash prize: $20,000 in the Wearsafe Animation Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. Wearsafe is looking for one talented animator to create two fun and engaging 2D Animation Videos that showcase the ways in which technology has evolved since 9-1-1 was invented and explain why it’s time to finally upgrade our safety too.

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Open to Tongal community members (it’s free to register!), ages 13 and older.
Hurry - pitches are due October 25th


Best non-cash prize: $7500 STEM educational grant for your school in the DowCorps 'Innovative Chemistry’ Video Contest. In a 60-second video, answer the question: How do you think chemistry and STEM will change products we use every day in the future? You should use your video as a platform to demonstrate an innovative & sustainable chemistry improvement idea for how you see something evolving in the future. The more imaginative you get with your ideas and videos, the better your chances are of winning a top prize!

Open to K-8 schools in the U.S.
Due November 13th


Best trip: A trip for two to the 2017 National Spelling Bee in the 2017 'Spellebrity’ Video Contest. This is an opportunity for students to spell out ways to encourage others to read through fun, narrative videos that also feature three words that would be useful to know in a spelling bee — words you have learned through your reading. Teams of up to 4 students brainstorm, film and edit videos of up to five minutes in length and the top teams will be rewarded with an expenses-paid trip to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee!

Open to legal US residents who are currently enrolled as a full-time student in grades 1 through 8 (or equivalent).
Due January 30th


OVC’s Pick of the Week: Overall, our favorite video contest of the week is the Denver Broncos Sack Dance Challenge. Excessive celebrations are banned by the NFL, but you’re free to show off your best Funky Chicken or any other dance you can think of. The best performance wins 2 tickets to the Nov. 27 home game against the Chiefs!

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Open to Indi.com members (it’s free to register), ages 18 and older.
Due November 15th


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 Oct 14, 2016

As Boys II Men would say, we’ve come to the end of the road! Marissa says farewell to hosting ‘New & Notable Video Contests,’ and we share one last 'Pick of the Week’ that filmmakers are going to love.

Thanks for watching! You can continue to get your video contest fix over at https://www.onlinevideocontests.com/

Featured Contest
AT&T Entertainment Project
http://bit.ly/2ddwDEY

Featured OVCer Video
“The Fight" by Carlos Vieira
https://vimeo.com/180114669

Posted Oct 13, 2016

Make a ‘Rogue One’ inspired short film to win a trip to LucasFilm!

Featured Contest
Star Wars 'Go Rogue’ Video Contest
http://bit.ly/2ddcrmx

Posted Oct 12, 2016

Do you know someone who LOVES their Camaro or Corvette? Make a short docu-spot for Chevy to WIN!

Featured Contest
Las Vegas 2017: Chevrolet Video Contest
http://bit.ly/2e4C7bu