Have a killer video that you'd love to get in front of a large audience? Made a cool art film, an incredible timelapse, or a kinetic typography video that you think others would love to see? Then, this contest is for you.
Chances are that you found our site through StumbleUpon (SU). As one of our top social media referring sites, SU not only helps our content go viral, they're also a place to find hidden treasures on the web – new art, spectacular photography and amazing videos.
They've just launched a new contest that will help great videos get discovered.
“With the emergence of affordable hi-res cameras (from iPhones, to Flip cams to video-capable DSLRs) and dedicated video hosting websites, making and broadcasting your own digital video has never been easier. In a matter of hours and with little expense, your video has the chance to be seen by millions of people worldwide, catapulting you to online stardom… or not.”
Videos will be judged by an interesting combination – a panel of StumbleUpon employees will pick the most creative and original ones AND the videos will be added to a special SU account where any of their 14 million members can thumbs-up or down each submission. They call that “human curation.”
Now, here are the prizes:
One 1st prize – $2,000 in StumbleUpon Ad Credit (good for 40,000 stumbles, i.e. unique views)
Two 2nd prizes – $500 in StumbleUpon Ad Credit (good for 10,000 stumbles)
Four 3rd prizes – $250 in StumbleUpon Ad Credit (good for 5,000 stumbles)
The contest will be open till February 28th, so submit your best video before it's too late. What a great opportunity for emerging and professional video artists!
Check out the SU Get Discovered page for more details.