See3 Communications, the leader in online video for nonprofits, and YouTube, the world’s largest online video community along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, announced today the launch of the 2014 DoGooder Video Awards.
The DoGooder Awards recognize the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good. Cisco, a global leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is generously contributing a cash prize to one contest winner.
The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture in partnership with the National Youth Media Network & with support from The National Association for Media Literacy Education Nickelodeon, AFI Docs and Lights. Camera. Help, will also provide the following prizes to the winner of the new Youth Media category:
- Lights.Camera.Help - will screen all four of the finalist films at their 2014 Festival
- AFI DOCS film festival - will provide two festival passes for 2014: one for the winning filmmaker and one for the filmmaker's mentor from the facilitating nonprofit
- Nickelodeon- will award a $3,000 cash prize to the award-winning film's nonprofit
In addition to prizes provided by Cisco and the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, contest winners will receive free registration to the Nonprofit Technology Conference, the signature event hosted by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Zacuto will also provide a $500 gift card to the winner of the Funny for Good category.
Beginning February 1st, video submissions will be accepted via the contest website until February 15th,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 Most Inspiring Youth Media Award: For youth who best communicated their thoughts on pressing social issues in a way that inspired others.
Members of the YouTube community will have the opportunity to vote for the best among the finalists from February 28th through March 10th. Organizations and individuals can enter the contest by going to www.youtube.com/dogooder.