Entries are due by midnight, Aug. 12, in the Vineyard Gazette's web video contest. We're looking for creative filmmakers/aspiring marketers who can take a fresh look at a historic brand and help us promote the Vineyard Gazette to a new generation of readers.
To be eligible for the competition, your video must be not more than two minutes in length, in good taste (i.e., suitable for family viewing) and should generally leave the viewer eager to buy (and hopefully read) the Vineyard Gazette.
Judging and Prizes: Videos will be judged by a selection committee chosen by the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1,000, and will be shown on at the MVFF's Summer Film Series in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 17, or a date to be determined.
Deadline and Submission: Entries must be received by midnight, Aug. 12, 2011. You may submit a link to your film (on YouTube, Vimeo, your own site, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you would prefer to send a DVD or disc with .mov .avi or .wmv file on it, you can send it to The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, PO Box 592, Chilmark, MA 02535. You must include your name, " Filmmakers may request access to the Gazette or other supporting materials by addressing specific requests to email@example.com
Summary of Rules:
Submissions must be the entrant's own work. No copyrighted material, including music.
Video must not be more than 2 minutes in length.
Contest is open to all filmmakers 18 or older who are U.S. citizens. If the filmmaker is under the age of 18 years of age at time of filming, signed parent/guardian permissions must be produced upon request.
Employees of the Vineyard Gazette and their immediate household and family members are not eligible to win.
Submissions must be received by midnight Aug. 12, 2011, to be eligible. All entries must include the name, address, daytime phone number, and email address, of the entrant.
No profanity, sex, nudity, illegal drugs, dangerous stunts or weapons.