“What’s Your Issue? – Film Your Issue” 2010 Competition Launches, Supported by YouTube, Best Buy, Apple, Sony Pictures and us!
3-minute videos proposing Project-Solution ideas to front-burner issues to be presented to Obama Administration, on Best Buy screens around the world, winner flown to LA for Awards Ceremony co-hosted by Sony. Prizes include Macbook, iPod Touch, Sundance Pass
The American Red Cross, National Youth Council, is pleased to announce our support of the civic engagement competition, and we fully encourage your participation in the What‘s Your Issue? – Film Your Issue initiative and competition, which launched last week.
Winning solution-projects will be presented to senior officials in the Obama administration, broadcast on screens in every Best Buy store on the planet, presented at a VIP reception in Washington, DC. Winners will be flown to Los Angeles for the Awards ceremony co-hosted by Sony Pictures Studios. Prizes include an Apple MacBook and iPod Touches, and Sundance Film Festival 2011 Film School Pass.
The deadline for submissions is April 18, 2010. Winners will be selected by both a VIP Jury and public online via partner YouTube.
The American Red Cross, National Youth Council, is supporting this exciting and important competition, in its 5th year, along with YouTube, Best Buy, Apple, the NAACP, Association of American Colleges and Universities, American Red Cross, Sony Pictures and others. Young adults 14 to 24 are being invited to develop and present innovative solution-project ideas to front-burner issues, in one of nine categories: environment, education, health/ healthcare, poverty, public service, national security and defense, the economic recession, technology and human and equal rights.
The format for submission is a 3-minute video, presenting both the issue and proposed solution-project idea. At the time of submission, the video will be uploaded along with an accompanying one-sheet outlining the project.
Details of the competition are on the What’s Your Issue- Film Your Issue Website – http://www.whatsyourissue.tv
What’s Your Issue- Film Your Issue president HeathCliff Rothman personally invites your emailed questions or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Pat West (email@example.com) is managing this program within The American Red Cross if you have questions beyond the info on the competition website.