Category Archives: Video Contests

“Blessed:” My Entry for the “India Is” Video Contest

All living things love their life, desire pleasure and do not like pain; they dislike any injury to themselves; everybody is desirous of life and to every being, his life is very dear.” –  from the Yogashastra (Jain Scripture), from around … Continue reading

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My Destination’s “Biggest Baddest Bucket List” and Namibia

Here’s a great idea for a video contest:  make a 3 minute video about a favorite destination, write a few hundred words about travel, and send three photos.  What can you win?  a six-month, all-expense-paid trip around the world, and … Continue reading

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My Entries in FVAP.gov’s Video Contest

I decided to go out on a limb and enter another video contest after a long break. FVAP.gov, the federal absentee voting site, is hosting a contest wherein people can win $1,000 in five different categories. Unfortunately (but fortunately for … Continue reading

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2012 Project Reason Video Contest Winners

Check out this year’s winners of the Project Reason video contest.  I worked on en entry for this a few years ago (when the contest first started and there was still a chance of winning) but now the entries have … Continue reading

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Two Video Contests

When you love animals as much as we do in our family, it’s hard to get upset with folks sponsoring a video contest to support the ASPCA.  And I didn’t really need the half of the prize that would have … Continue reading

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Video Contest for Pets

I submitted a quick entry to GoodNewsforPets.com’s 10th Anniversary Holiday video/photo contest. They ask for a minute / 5 MB (max) describing a holiday moment with a pet, with emphasis on the human-animal bond.  The interesting twist in this contest … Continue reading

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Green Eggs…but no Ham

After a 5-day delay, the “Ham it Up” contest hosted by Dr. Seuss/Random House in honor of the 50th Anniversary of “Green Eggs and Ham” announced its winner. And sadly, in spite of what WE think was a pretty impressive … Continue reading

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Vimeo Awards Winners

Check out loads of cool videos from over 6,500 submissions in Vimeo’s short film festival.  The winners are posted here and the community choice awards are here.  Plenty of great viewing from filmmakers you never heard of.

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Seuss Video Contest Heats Up

I posted recently about the entry my daughter and I put together in the Dr. Seuss/Random House “Ham it Up” video contest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Green Eggs and Ham.”  To those of you who rated our entry, … Continue reading

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Help Us Win! (please?)

For our latest video contest entry, my daughter and I teamed up.  My daughter has become a video editing enthusiast in her own right and checks several online web sites about once a week for contests she wants to enter.  … Continue reading

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Video Contest for Kids

Looking for something productive for the kids to do until school starts again?  Check out the Write it, Film it video contest being sponsored by Reading Rockets.  The contest web site reads: ‘Central casting’ at AdLit.org and Reading Rockets is … Continue reading

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“Life in a Day” – YOUR chance to be in a movie!

For those of you who haven’t noticed the odd redesign of the YouTube logo, Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald are running a one-day, global experiment that asks YOU to tell them about your day on July 24, 2010.  This is … Continue reading

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Make a Video…about fonts?

It’s interesting to browse the video contests different companies are hosting, via sites like onlinevideocontests.com.  The contests to make ads for companies are not only a good way for companies to get new ideas and approaches, they can also help … Continue reading

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Army Peer-to-Peer Safety Video Contest

Good news and bad news – my entry to the US Army Combat Readiness / Safety Center’s video contest was approved, but so were a load of others!  The contest has been running since October, but like most video contests, … Continue reading

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Another Reason I Love Vimeo – The Story Behind the Still

For a few months now, Vimeo has been hosting a video contest called “The Story Beyond the Still.”   OK it’s hosted by Canon, but on Vimeo.  It’s a wonderful mix of user-generated content and crowdsourcing, in that users are … Continue reading

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Two Contests

Patiently awaiting the results of two video contests I’ve entered:  Reel Insights’ monthly contest and a last-minute entry to WordPress.com’s “Give Thanks” contest. In the Reel Insights contest, mine was the only entry for about two weeks.  Then there was … Continue reading

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Contest Winner!

Imagine my surprise at receiving an email informing me TAZM Pictures’ entry in the video contest, “A Family Struggles with Going Green,” sponsored by Reelinsights.com, was selected as the Grand Prize Winner! This marks my second attempt at the documentary … Continue reading

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Two More Contest Entries

I’ve re-tooled an old video from Washington DC – in fact, this is the video that inspired me to start this site (with some friendly encouragement) – and entered it into Lonely Planet’s video contest. Also, my video joins at least two others in a quest for a $1500 prize in Reel Insights’ monthly contest – this one is “A Family Struggles with Going Green.” Continue reading

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eCompliments Contest Winner

Well, the smoke cleared and…the TAZM Pictures entry on the eCompliments video contest ended up in 12th place.  Things were going well; just as it looked like we would drop off the bottom (the lowest-ranked video was dropping off the … Continue reading

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A Video Contest to Support the Troops!

After some recent small successes, we’re taking a shot at the eCompliments video contest offers a grand prize of $10,000 for the highest-rated video (as voted by the public) that compliments any person, place, thing, business, organization…you get the picture. … Continue reading

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Another Contest!

TAZM Pictures submitted three entries to the Lowe’s Spring Dream Video contest (http://www.youtube.com/lowes)! Only the first two were accepted – no idea why! Click on the title of this post to see the videos that we submitted and read more details. Continue reading

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TAZM Pictures has entered a video contest!

Whether you want to use our services or not, we can sure use your support in a YouTube video contest! TAZM Pictures has entered two videos in a contest for Taxslayer.com that carry a grand prize of $25,000. Winning this contest will help us improve the kinds of services we can offer with our young business! The top twenty videos, as determined by RATINGS, will go into a pool from which TaxSlayer will select a final winner. If you have a YouTube account, be sure and rate our videos!

Check out http://www.YouTube/com/tbrouns for the entries!

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