Video Contests
Get in on the action, make some quick cash,
build a name for yourself!

Video contests can be an excellent way to hone your visual storytelling skills, help finance your documentary project and get great publicity.

There are several places online that have ON-GOING video contests.

The list below is by no means a comprehensive collection of sites.  There are new sites popping up every day!

In fact, if you know of a great place to sign up for contests, please add it to the list below and/or leave a comment in the Facebook section at the bottom of this page.

On Going Contests

You can get paid for submitting ideas, producing videos and even voting! 

A leading crowd-sourcing agency connecting filmmakers with big brands around the globe. If you win, you get big prize money and a chance to hobnob with some big players in the filmmaking industry. 

Create award-winning ads for companies and win cash.

Founded in 2007, Poptent provides "assignments": commercials, infomercials and other video clips for top brands and companies. Win cash prizes and recognition and build your portfolio to include big brands. 

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This contest came to me as a recommendation from a visitor to this site and THE grand prize winner of the 2010 competition. Congratulations Madison, Samantha & Lauren! 

Submit Your Video Contest

Do you have a video contest you'd like to promote? Create your own page right here! It's easy and it's free. Please make sure to include plenty of details. All entrees must be original content (written in your own words, not cut & pasted from another site) and must be at least 300 words to be accepted.

Video Contests

Make some extra cash or win prizes! Click on the links below to view all the video contest postings.

Focus Forward Films | $100,000 Filmmaker Challenge 
Focus Forward Films is a new documentary series of 3-minute films focusing on today's innovators. An impressive roster of documentary filmmakers are already …

49 Seconds of My SF Video Contest 
Show us what you love about San Francisco in a 49 second video and enter to win a trip to explore the city you love! The San Francisco Travel Association …

Global Dialogues 4th Quarter 2015 Video Challenge Contest 
This quarter's Global Dialogues video contest title: Sex, Partying, Peer Pressure . The Premise: A young man feels pressured to bring drugs to a party …

Global Dialogues 2014 Third Quarter Video Contest: Love, Freedom … Pregnancy? 
The short film "Love, Freedom....Pregnancy?" is the beginning of a story that we challenge you to continue and finish in a video of your own. Please …

Asia Europe Short Films Contest 
Asia-Europe Short Films Contest is looking for young creative filmmakers! Submit your short, up to 3 min long film of any type to express your views …

Doritos Crash the Super Bowl | Video Contest 
Make the winning Doritos commercial for the 2012 Super Bowl and win $1-million! Imagine the documentary or documentaries you could make with that! …

TripTV Best-of-the-Best Video Contest 
TripTV is launching a worldwide contest to find the Best-of-the-Best destination/location videos! We are specifically looking for videos highlighting …

Online Coupon Site to Award $30,000 to Schools in Need 
WHITING, Ind., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new school year right around the corner, loads of new expenses are looming. Many of the financial …

Hayward Announces $10,000 prize for Video Contest 
ELIZABETH, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayward® Pool Products is challenging its Facebook Fans to make a splash for cash this summer by entering …

iPhone Film Festival | Video Contest 
Do you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad2? Then there's a film studio in your pocket! That's why we created this unique film festival - to showcase the …

Cannibal Animals | Video Contest 
Are you worried about dioxin in your and your family's diet? So are we. That's why we have launched our Cannibal Animals Video Contest. Dioxin is the name …

Share Your Adventure | Video Contest 
Are you an amateur videographer? Think you've got what it takes? Submit your adventure video today, and you could be our next winner! Here's a sweet video …

Giving Greyhounds A Voice | Video Contest 
Why not educate the public about the cruelty of dog racing with some humor? Enter your dog in our YouTube video contest now. Grab your video camera, …

"Forever Yours" Video Contest 
Have you ever met someone you want to spend FOREVER with? Can you think of someone that you want to confess your love to FOREVER? Thought of what it would …

xtranormal Trekkie SciFi Movie Contest 
Put your galactic movie making skills to the test with xtranormal's new Trekkiez; submit your shorts for a chance to be saluted with an iPad® 2 or other …

Sony Launches Video Contest To Benefit U.S. State Parks 
Sony Creative Software and America's State Parks have teamed up to introduce America's State Parks Filmmaker Challenge, a video competition created to …

Facing Us Video Contest 2011 
This is YOUR story. Help show the world the REAL face of depression and bipolar disorder. Here's the background on the Facing Us Video Contest: The …

Talk Tech Video Contest on Zoopa 2011 
A total of $30,000 in prize money for the winning video advertisements featuring IT jargon in everyday life. www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110706005348/en/MegaPa …

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