Get your cell phones out and start philming! The RAVEN cell phone music video contest deadline is extended to encourage more participation. We have five prizes of $1000 to give away for the best videos.
Contest theme: Moving New Brunswick to a Green Economy
- March 26: last day to request a registration form
- April 2: last day to submit your registration form with the link to your video
RAVEN contest partners:
- Sustainability Education Alliance
- NB Media Co-op
- NB Film Co-op
- JEDI – Joint Economic Development Initiative
You enter the contest using the registration form, available by emailing the contest coordinator Shanthi Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
This blog post has all the information you will need to enter. For a copy of the contest guidelines, click here. For the contest poster, click here.
For an excellent video on how to make a cell phone video, check out the recording of the webinar by RAVEN’s Casey Burkholder on the contest Facebook page. The video link is here.
Here are some common questions we’ve been asked, and our answers:
Q: What is the maximum length of the video? A: Two minutes.
Q: How do I submit a video, can I email you the video?
A: No, you need to submit on the application form, which includes a link to the video that you have uploaded and password-protected. Please do not send the video to us directly.
Q: Does the editing need to be done with a cell phone?
A: The video needs to be shot using a cell phone but the editing can be done using a computer or phone.
Q: Does the music need to be original?
A: Yes, however historical music / songs that are out of copyright can be used.
Q: Does the video need to have lyrics / words?
A: No but often words help tell a story. You can use words written on cards if you want. See our “How to make a cell phone video” recording for more ideas.
Q: Does the theme have to be “transition to a green economy”?
A: Yes, it can be anything related to the green economy. Some tips for themes are on the contest guidelines page. Other ideas can be found by searching the web for “green economy.”
Q: Does the person submitting need to be involved with an environmental group?
A: The contest is open to all residents of New Brunswick.
Q: Can a video be submitted by a group?
A: Yes, however if successful, the cheque for $1,000 will be made out to the name on the application form. If your group is incorporated and can cash the cheque, fine. If not, one person will have their name on the application form, the person who will cash the cheque.