Posted Jan 6, 2017

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of January 2nd

Biggest cash prize: $24,750 in the Caesars ‘Free WiFi Awareness’ Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. Create a short, sweet, and cheeky Video that highlights the iconic amenities at Caesars properties in Las Vegas and drives awareness for the leisure traveler to enjoy free WiFi available across their numerous properties.

Open to Tongal community members (it’s free to register!), ages 13 and older. Due January 26th.


Best prize: Four 15-oz Jars of Dignity Coconut Oil in the Dignity Coconuts #iusecoconutoilfor Video Contest. Dignity Coconuts makes a pure and delicious virgin coconut oil a jar can hold. Create a video telling the world all about how you use coconut oil in your life! Explain why you use it or why it is better than another option. 

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. Entrants must be over the age of 18. Due January 17th.


Best trip: One-week vacation in Costa Rica for two people in the Costa Rican Vacations ’#deservedCRV’ Video Contest. Costa Rica Vacations are looking for you to create a short video as to why someone special deserves a trip with Costa Rican Vacations, and they’ll be entered to win an amazing one-week, expenses-paid trip for two to Costa Rica - the world’s happiest country!

Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada. Entrants must be over the age of 18. Due February 28th.


OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Eko & Virgin Interactive Storytelling Contest. Eko and Virgin Produced are partnering to search for emotionally compelling and innovative ideas. At least one submission will be awarded a $20,000 cash grant to fund the first two episodes of an interactive series. This production grant offers a rare chance for filmmakers, writers, game designers, developers or anyone with a vision for a story that can only be told in a “non-linear” and interactive fashion.

Open worldwide. Due January 20th.


So many great contests added this week at OnlineVideoContests.com! Which contests do you plan on entering?

Posted Dec 30, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of December 26th

Biggest cash prize: $58,500 in the Pedialyte ‘Dehydration Gets Real’ Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. Create short Videos that let Parents in on the secret that when illness strikes and dehydration gets real, Pedialyte can help everyone rehydrate – kids and parents both!

Open to Tongal community members (it’s free to register!), ages 13 and older. Due January 5th.

Best trip: 7-day trip to London in the Tods Up Baby Dance Video Contest. Tots & Tods handcrafts eco-friendly, educational toys, games, and gifts. They are running a contest to see babies dancing to their favorite rhythms. So if your baby has got the moves, show them off to win!

Open worldwide. All entrants must be under five years old on the date they are entered, and all submissions for entries to the Tots and Tods Promotion must be supported by explicit permission of a parent or guardian over 18 years of age of that child to allow reproduction of the video on the website. Due March 1st.

OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Indi Original Rap Challenge - February 2017. Rappers! Think you got the best flow? Record your original rap (any style of rap works), upload to Indi and you’ll have a chance to win $250! Grammy award winning producer and Vice President of Indi Music, John Shanks, will be watching.

Open to Indi.com members (it’s free to register), ages 18 and older. Due February 20th.

Some many great contests added this week at OnlineVideoContests.com! Plan on entering any contests?

Posted Dec 16, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of December 12th

Biggest cash prize: $42,500 in the Simply Saline Video Project, brought to you by Tongal. The goal of this project is to create a brilliant new tagline for Simply Saline and produce a suite of unique content, with two 15-second Videos, each with its own 6-second cut-down and 10 photo stills designed for Facebook, which shows consumers that Simply Saline is a great solution for instant nasal congestion relief.

Open to Tongal community members (it’s free to register!), ages 13 and older. Due December 30th.


Best prize: $10,000 + Production of an Official Music Video for the Elton John ‘The Cut’ Video Contest. Bring your directorial flair to one of three timeless Elton John songs. Tiny Dancer, Benny & the Jets, or Rocket Man are all up for grabs.

Open worldwide to anyone over the age of 16. Due January 23rd.


Best trip: Trip to Washington D.C. to play on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series in the NPR Music 2017 Tiny Desk Contest. The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest is looking for undiscovered talent; meaning you can’t have a current recording contract. Create a new video that shows you playing one song you’ve written. Do it the way you’d perform a Tiny Desk concert: at a desk. Now is the time: Show them what you’ve got!

Open to legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and at least twenty-one years of age at the time of entry. Due January 29th.


OVC’s Pick of the Week: Our favorite contest to make it’s debut this week is the Tribeca Film Festival 'Snapchat Shorts’ Contest. The Tribeca Film Festival and Snap Inc. are excited to bring back Tribeca Snapchat Shorts, now an official Festival category, created in an effort to discover visionary artists in the mobile space. This new category provides the perfect opportunity for people who are passionate about Snapchat and narrative storytelling to present their mastery of the smallest screen. Five lucky finalists will win badges to attend the Tribeca film festival and have their Snap Stories screened at the festival!

Submitters must be US residents age 18 or older at the time of submitting your entry.  Due February 17th.


Some many great contests added this week at OnlineVideoContests.com! Plan on entering any contests?

Posted Dec 10, 2016

New and Notable Video Contests - Week of December 5th

Biggest cash prize: $10,000 in the Operation Prevention 2017 Video Challenge. Prescription opioid misuse and heroin use have reached epidemic levels. But you can change that. Students have the power to send a message to their peers about the dangers of prescription opioid misuse by creating a 30-60 second original Public Service Announcement.

Open to U.S. residents who are at least 13 years of age and are students enrolled in 9th through 12th grade. Due March 28th.


Best prize: $250 Amazon gift card for ZoomerZone 2016 Holiday Video Contest. Are you a Canadian over the age 45 with a delicious holiday recipe you love to make? A heart-warming holiday tradition? A Christmas craft specialty? A seasonal song to sing? Record it on video and enter it into the holiday Zommerzone for your chance to win!

The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (not including the province of Quebec) who are 45 years of age or older. Due January 11th.


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 HBO ‘Insecure On Set’ Video Contest. Create a video featuring you and your friend (just the two of you!) — and share why you’d each be an asset to the Insecure team. You only have 30 seconds to both make your case, so make it count. Two grand prize winners will have the opportunity to be a full-time HBO production assistant on the production of ‘Insecure’.

Open to residents of one of the 50 United States or Washington, D.C.; (ii) at least 21 years of age as of date of entry; (iii) authorized to work in the United States; (iv) able to provide services on a full-time basis for up to approximately 8 weeks as a production assistant. Due December 13th.


There are over 100 contests waiting for you at OnlineVideoContests.com! Which one will you be submitting to? 

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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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?