Video Cash Competitions & Contests
Pretty much everyone loves having a go at winning extra cash. For any keen video creators out there, there are contests and competitions that will let you get exposure to your video creations and generally show the world your video skills. If that's you -and you want to win some cash prizes along the way - then this page on video cash prize contests and competitions is worth a look. Maybe book-mark or share it, I'll be adding new video making contests as I find them.
The video below focuses on a handful of subjects - one of which is on how to enter cash prize video contests or competitions successfully.
Sqeeqee.com 3 Favourite Features Video Creation Contest
Sqeeqee.com is running a video creation competition for free site members that runs from November 15th 2013.
The 3 Favourite Features contest is designed to be easy to enter and open to worldwide entrants over the age of 18.
To get through the first round, entrants will need to create an English language video that shows the 3 best features of the Sqeeqee services and how best to use them.....up to 15 minutes long and up to 100mb in size.
User registration for Sqeeqee is free, so there is no cost to enter - other of course than any costs you might rack up during creation of your video.
Videos will be posted on the site and other social networking arenas, with public voting determining who wins. Three prizes will go out - Grand Prize: $1000, 2nd Prize: $500, 3rd Prize: $100
But that's not all.
After completion of the first round, the top 10 finalists (including the three first round winners) will progress to the Final Round.
In this round, those top ten will need to create one further video - a new 15 minute effort that examines one of the three features in depth and offers some innovative ways in which it could be used. The winner will be chosen by public vote again, based on votes posted on Sqeeqee and other social sharing platforms.
Grand prize for the final round is a cool $2500.
You can register and see the details and entry requirements on the Sqeeqee Video contest page
Reed.co.uk Student Times Short Film Competition 2014
This contest is focused on all amateur and professional filmmakers. It's the 5th annual Reed.co.uk short film competition and is now open for entries. Entrants get the chance to win a first prize of £10000 and have their film appear on the Uk's Channel 4.
Create a three minute film on any subject for the chance to win the first prize, which also comes with funding for industry-recognised qualifications and a very valuable industry mentorship.
This year’s competition features enhanced ways to win, with four prizes up for grabs:
Grand Prix - decided by the panel of expert judges, one filmmaker will win £10,000 plus additional funding to showcase their film, expert mentoring and career advice, and funding for industry-recognised educational opportunities
Judges’ Commendation - also decided by the judging panel, £1,000 prize plus funding for industry-recognised educational opportunities
People’s Choice Award – chosen by the public via an online vote, £1,000 prize plus funding for industry-recognised educational opportunities
Best Young Filmmaker – entrants who are 25 or under on the 22nd of January 2014 will be eligible to win £1,000, an internship opportunity and funding for industry-recognised educational opportunities
The deadline for contest entries is 22nd January 2014. Visit www.reed.co.uk/film for more information.
Lego Video Movie Contest
This competition from Warner Brothers is designed to test your building, color-matching and stop-motion-animation skills. They've launched an online contest with $20k overall in cash prizes -
$12,000 for best video, $5,5k for runner-up and $2,5k for 3rd place. The winning video will also get placed on Warner's Facebook page.
The target is to make the best Lego trailer from between 60 and 150s seconds long, designing it to be a remake of the official Lego video trailer below.
Entries will be accepted from now up to January 6th next year, leading up to the general release of the movie on February 7th. Winning entries will be announced on January 24th 2014.