See3 Communications and YouTube, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, announced today the launch of the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards. The DoGooder Awards recognize the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good. Cisco is generously contributing $3500 to four contest winners. In addition to prizes provided by Cisco, contest winners will be featured on the YouTube homepage and receive free registration to the Nonprofit Technology Conference, the signature event hosted by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Finally, the winners will see their videos (and their message) featured on the YouTube Spotlight Channel on April 12th.
Now in its 7th year, the DoGooder Awards program is dedicated to giving those cause advocates that use video a place for their work to shine. This year, the program is excited to open up participation to include both individuals and nonprofit organizations that use video to promote the causes they are passionate about.
Beginning March 4th, video submissions will be accepted via the contest website until March 22, 2013, in the following categories:
The ImpactX Award: honoring those videos that have demonstrated impact for their causes.
- The Best Nonprofit Video Award: honoring nonprofit organizations using video to make change.
- The Funny for Good Award: Recognizing effective use of comedy to make people laugh and take action.
- The Change Agent Award: For the best video created by one of those individuals who felt called to pick up the camera and speak out for an issue.
Members of the YouTube community will have the opportunity to vote for the best among the finalists from March 25 through April 5, 2013.
You can get more details about how to enter the contest here.