Volicon Offers $2,500 in ‘Volicon It’ Video Contest
Entries to use spoken phrase, ‘Volicon it’
January 9, 2013
BURLINGTON, MASS. — Volicon today launched a
contest in which the best original video featuring the spoken phrase “Volicon
It” will win the creator a prize of $2,500, with the next-best entries earning
prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250. The winning videos will be featured on the
Volicon website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. Video entries may fit any
genre but must be under two minutes in length. The deadline for submission is
“We are not asking for a video about broadcast
monitoring and logging — though we certainly wouldn’t discourage that — but,
rather, a creative and imaginative piece,” said Russell Wise, vice president of
global sales at Volicon. “The sky is the limit — whether brief musical comedy,
love story, noir mystery, science fiction or fantasy tale, or reality TV. ‘Volicon
It’ need not be central to the theme of the video, just included in spoken
format in some manner. It’s not a very high bar, so we suspect participants can
easily find a way to accommodate this requirement while maintaining creative or
All entries are due by 5 p.m. EST on
March 25, and must be sent via the Volicon YouSendIt dropbox as
well as submitted via the entry/registration form on the company’s website. Both
of these steps are essential to completing the entry. The video must be in
either .wmv, .avi, .mov, .mp4, or .mpg file format and must not exceed 500 MB
in total size. Once the video has been submitted and approved for viewing,
Volicon will upload the video to Video Content in its YouTube channel.
Contest judges are individuals with a love of film and
experience in the broadcast, network, cable, and IPTV industries. They will
judge entries on creativity, technical merit, adherence to contest criteria, and
“How well they manage to work the whole ‘Volicon It’ thing into the video.”
These are clearly subjective categories and will be treated as such. Winners
will be announced and notified via email on or before April 12.
Complete details about the “Volicon It” video contest and its
rules and conditions are available online at the Volicon website.
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