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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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
https://youtu.be/ad8_wMyhdfI

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
https://youtu.be/S9sKA7GmW9U

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
https://youtu.be/fUzIu2q8Pws

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
https://youtu.be/SF-ibx5o-mo

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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Posted Mar 14, 2016

We may still be recovering from the Daylight Savings time change, but we’re right on time with another installment of ‘New & Notable Video Contests’. Come for our 3 awesome contest picks, stick around for the commenter giveaway - and one of your cool videos!

CONTESTS
OxiClean MaxForce Video Project: http://bit.ly/1U7licH
Nespresso Talents 2016 Vertical Short Film Project: http://bit.ly/1QNuyjP
‘Set Your World in Motion’ Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1QSstzC

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“Presidential Campaign Issues - Political Translator #1”
by Mr. Caramel Thunder
https://youtu.be/Yd24sHGsJVQ

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of March 14

Biggest cash prize: $20,500 in the OxiClean MaxForce Video Project over on Tongal. OxiClean Max Force is the premium line of Pretreaters for OxiClean that offers several different types of special stain-fighters. The brand needs your help to highlight the different Max Force products and their unique benefits in a 30-second spot. Open worldwide, 13 and older. To be considered, submit your pitch between March 21st and 28th.

Best prize: $2,500 for you + $2,500 for campus safety in the LiveSafe Spring 2016 Student Video Contest. LiveSafe empowers students to help keep themselves and their campus safe by enhancing communication using mobile technology. For this contest, show how students can use LiveSafe at your school. Open to college and university students in the US. Due April 15th.

Best trip: A trip to Cannes + €6000 in the Nespresso Talents 2016 Vertical Short Film Project brought to you by Userfarm. You know how most video contests ask you to shoot horizontally on your smartphone? Well, throw that out the window because Nespresso wants you to get VERTICAL and share your best 3-minute short film. THREE Grand Prize winners will be flown to Cannes for a screening party and earn €6000 - or about $6500 US. Open worldwide, 18 and older. Due April 10th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the ‘Set Your World in Motion’ Video Contest. Motion capture is an innovative tool used by Hollywood, the medical community, athletes, the gaming industry and more. If the power of motion capture were in your hands, what would you do with it? Submit your idea in a 2-5 minute video explaining how you would use Noitom’s Perception Neuron and you could win two sets for yourself AND score $5,000 to help bring your idea to life. Open worldwide, 18 and older. Due June 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 Mar 7, 2016


This week - in addition to sharing three MASSIVE video contests that will knock your socks off - we ask to see your awesome non-video-contest-related videos to share with the community!

CONTESTS
USTA Broadcast Video Project: http://bit.ly/1UIdtJF
‘My RØDE Reel’ 2016 Short Film Competition: http://bit.ly/1TWIlXv
‘Engineering For You’ 2016 Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1OWdTVv

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
'Custom Engagement Ring - Start to Finish’ by JerryRigEverything
https://youtu.be/uueytHo9_0g

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of March 7

Biggest cash prize: $69,000 in the USTA Broadcast Video Project over on Tongal. The United States Tennis Association needs your help to change the perception of the sport with a TV-ready spot. Show that tennis is for everyone and is a fun way to engage both your body and mind. Open worldwide, 13 and older. To be considered, submit your pitch between March 14th and 21st.

Best prize: More than $50,000 in filmmaking prizes in the ‘My RØDE Reel’ 2016 Short Film Competition. Back for a third year, and somehow even bigger than ever, this competition invites filmmakers to create a 1-3 minute film that utilizes a RODE microphone to capture sound in some capacity. In addition, you must also submit a 1-3 minute Behind-The-Scenes video that includes footage of the RODE product being used in your production. There are a staggering amount of prizes up for grabs: FIVE Grand Prize winners will score huge packages of gear containing everything from cameras, light kits, software, and of course, RODE products. Plus, sixteen other special category winners will also be awarded with thousands of dollars in filmmaking awesomeness. Open worldwide, ages 13 and older. Due May 31st.

Best trip: A trip to San Diego + $1,000 in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest. Another annual contest, this one asks creators to work with a member of the Society for Neuroscience near you to produce an educational video about the brain. Open to all. Due June 16th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the 'Engineering For You’ 2016 Video Contest. Engineering is a key component of almost everything you encounter in modern society. But major breakthroughs often require solutions that span disciplines, geographies, and cultural boundaries. These are the Mega-Engineering projects, which are the focus for this year’s competition. In a 1-2 minute video, introduce a mega-engineering project and delve into its importance for society. The overall best video will receive a $25,000 cash prize, and five other top videos will be selected to earn $5,000 apiece. Open worldwide to students and the general public alike. 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 Feb 29, 2016

Leap Day may come only once every 4 years, but we’re celebrating something that only happens once in a lifetime: OVC has reached 10,000 subscribers on YouTube! Celebrate by watching the latest episode and checking out our fun contest picks!

CONTESTS
‘Welcome to Victoria Club’ Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1T1I6dw
Velveeta ‘Liquid Gold My Party’ Contest: http://bit.ly/1VJhTOT
Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016: http://bit.ly/1R8nGJO

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“Ocean View” by Sami Al-Asfour
https://youtu.be/9ZuCn7kpmJM

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of February 29

Biggest cash prize: 12,000€ (or about $13,000 US) in the ‘Welcome to Victoria Club’ Video Contest brought to you by Eyeka. Victoria is an online platform and magazine created by Procter & Gamble aimed at women in their 50s that mixes a healthy dose of advertorial content with the usual women’s mag fare of health, beauty and family advice. The goal of this contest is to create a short video that will drive women to check out and join the community, and a total of 3 videos will earn cash for a job well done. Open worldwide. Due April 3rd.

Best prize: A VELVEETA Shells and Cheese Fountain at your party in the Velveeta 'Liquid Gold My Party’ Contest. Planning to throw a party for 25-250 people soon? Love cheese and/or the idea of a novelty dip fountain at your party? Make a video, a photo or even just a Tweet that properly encapsulates why you are deserving of this unusual prize and you could be chosen as one of 4 winners to score a cheese fountain for your party and a check for $3400. Eleven First Prize winners will also get some Velveeta Shells & Cheese swag. Open to residents of the 48 contiguous United States, ages 18 and older. Due March 31st.

Best trip: A trip to Rio + $8,000 in the Rio de Janeiro 2016: Creme de Leite Nestle Contest on MOFILM. Creativity is not only fun, but it makes things more interesting, unexpected, and when it comes to food, tastier! With that in mind, tell the story of a woman who brings creativity to everything she does in life. Open worldwide, 16 and older. Apply for a production grant by March 21st, otherwise videos are due April 26th.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016. This is the annual, officially sanctioned Star Wars fan filmmaking contest. It’s basically a chance for you to tell your fan-fic-iest story set in a galaxy far, far away. Make a short film under 5 minutes featuring your take on the characters and stories we all know and love, and you could be one of seven filmmakers to win a signed limited edition print of Star Wars concept art, plus other Star Wars merch! Open to residents of the US and Canada, ages 13 and older, AND residents of the UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico who are 18 and older. Due April 24th.

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 Feb 22, 2016

We’ve got a SUPER batch of new video contests to dive into this week! Win cash or even a trip to NYC for your awesome video-making skills + we’ve got one last mic giveaway from Stony Edge.

WIN A STONY EDGE SIMPLE WEBCASTER MIC
http://bit.ly/1TAxXEH

Learn more about Stony Edge
https://stonyedge.com/product-category/audio/


CONTESTS
Nestlé NAN Optipro ‘Father’s Day’ Video Contest: http://bit.ly/1WwvrNO
GMA’s Real-Life Super Hero Contest: http://bit.ly/1WwvHwd
Sideshow ‘Pop Culture is our Culture’ Contest: http://bit.ly/1Ok4RRV

FEATURED OVCer VIDEO
“Best Selfie Video Ever” by Brad Armstrong
https://youtu.be/kQSZHjju6bI

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of February 22

Biggest cash prize: 11,000€ (approx $12,000 US) in the Nestlé NAN Optipro ‘Father’s Day’ Video Contest brought to you by Eyeka. Every day parents do a lot of things for their baby and each parent expresses their love in different ways. This project is all about the many ways dads take care of and relate to their young children, as told through the mom’s loving eyes. Three filmmakers will earn cash prizes for their work. Open worldwide. Due March 27th.

Best prize: 4 VIP tickets to Cardinals opening game in the Cardinals 'Ultimate Fan’ 2016 Video Contest. Create a video - up to 2 minutes - that proves to the team that you are the Ultimate Cardinals Fan and you could win tickets for you and three friends to enjoy Opening Day in St. Louis in the President’s box! Open to US and Canadian residents, 18 and older. Due April 1st.

Best trip: A trip to NYC for premiere of Batman v. Superman in GMA’s Real-Life Super Hero Contest. In honor of the latest comic book sensation to hit the big screen, Good Morning America is inviting you to make a video about the real-life super hero in your life. Share why they are so important to you in a video up to 60 seconds and you could win an unforgettable trip to the premiere of Batman V. Superman for your nominee and a guest, that includes meeting the cast of the film. Open to residents of the 48 contiguous United States, 13 and older. Due March 2nd.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Sideshow 'Pop Culture is our Culture’ Contest. Sideshow Collectibles sells a huge collection of film, comic and gaming collectibles, including everything from action figures to replicas of props and life-size figurines. Now they are turning to their fans to create a commercial for the brand. Taking the theme 'Pop Culture is Our Culture,’ create a spot up to one minute in length that promotes what Sideshow is all about. The four creators who best capture the Sideshow spirit will be awarded with cash prizes up to $2000. Open worldwide, 18 and older. Due April 3rd.

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?