Everybody Loves A Good Story: Care To Change Video Contest

Everybody Loves A Good Story: Care To Change Video Contest

With a week to go, the United Way of the Lower Mainland invites the public to make a short movie that makes a difference at www.caretochange.ca. To win prizes and receive exposure, British Columbia youth (19 and under) and adults can create and enter videos (maximum five minutes) destined to educate viewers on topics such as bullying, poverty, vulnerability and isolation, and inspire them to care for others.

Winning videos will be broadcast on the United Way’s online channels; BroadbandTV’s VisoGive YouTube channel; and the Vancouver International Film Festival, as part of the Reel Youth filmtour.

Public online voting will take place in August 2011 for the Viewer’s Choice Award. Three top prizes will be awarded in each category (youth and adult) and will be determined by an expert judging panel, chaired by International Emmy award judge and FanTrust Entertainment Strategies President, Catherine Warren. In addition, a selection of special mention prizes will be awarded. Results will be released in September, 2011.

“Care to Change is a creative and relevant way for aspiring videographers to make digital shorts that make a difference,” said Catherine Warren, Care to Change Judging Panel Chair and UWLM Board Member. “Film makers will bring a fresh perspective and unique lens on United Way Focus areas, especially those affecting kids and seniors. We want them to use video storytelling to answer the question: What does a critical issue such as poverty or loneliness mean to me and how do I care to change it?”

Be a change agent. Win great prizes. Submit your video to: www.caretochange.ca.