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The Sparky Awards Video Contest
A contest to promote the open exchange of information.
All Ages
Public Vote

Due December 6th, 2009 - The Internet gives new meaning to the notion that, by sharing ideas, we build a better understanding of the world around us. If you use YouTube or Wikipedia, exchange gaming tips on the Internet, or have a blog, you probably well understand the value of sharing information, ideas, and knowledge.

Sharing can also be a vital tool in helping to address complex problems that challenge society - like disease, hunger, global warming, and economic disparity. The sharing of ideas gives us ways to discover, collaborate, and create in unprecedented ways.

The SPARKY Awards challenges you to illustrate in a short video presentation what you see as the value of sharing information. Use your imagination to suggest what good comes from bringing down barriers to the free exchange of information.

Rules and Requirements

Videos must:

Make your video in as high a quality as you can. The winner will be screened on a full-size movie theatre screen!

You must be the original author of everything in your video or have permission to use copyright protected material. Videos using non-licensed, copyrighted musical, visual, or literary properties without legal permission are ineligible. In addition, you must have consent from any people appearing in your video.

* The Winner will receive a check for $1000 plus a fabulous "Sparky Award" statuette.

* The Runner Up and People’s Choice Award Winner will each receive $500.

* At the discretion of the judges, additional Special Merit Awards may be designated.

This competition is void where prohibited by law. You must be over 15 years of age to be eligible.

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