Video and Print Contest: ONE Thing We Agree On


iStockphoto LP is partnering with for a video and print contest called ONE Thing We Agree On. They are looking for video and print submissions that bring opposites together to stamp out extreme poverty.

Photographers, get creative! Be edgy, funny, ridiculous — but whatever you do, submit kick-ass videos and prints. And if you are chosen as one of the 12 finalists, you’ll get:

• A piece of the $20,000 prize–pie
• Tons of free iStock credits (35,000 total to be split between winners)
• The chance to see your work appear in the ONE’s next big awareness campaign
• Pride in knowing you’re making a difference in the world

The first 500 registrants to submit a brief before Jan. 23, 2013 will get up to 250 free iStock credits to put towards photos, illustrations, video or music for their submissions. The video and print contest ends February 26, 2013.

There is nothing like a good-old fashioned rivalry to get us all riled up: Yankees Vs. Red Sox, Montagues Vs. Capulets and the lesser known yet equally riveting Wild Cheetah Vs. Angry Baboon. But no matter how big the conflict is, there is something both sides of any feud hate more than each other: poverty, famine and disease. These things are reminders that there are bigger enemies in the world, and the only way to defeat them is to come together and fight them as ONE.

ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures.

Starting on January 2nd, the video and print Contest ONE Thing We Agree On calls for submissions of both.

If video is your thing, create a short video (in three minutes or less) that brings opposites together to fight poverty. They could be athletes from opposing teams, a superhero and supervillain, feuding neighbors or even comically mismatched roommates.

If print is more your style, express the same point through a digital version of your still artwork.

The first 500 entrants to submit their briefs before January 23 will receive free Istockphoto credits towards photos, illustrations, video or music from iStockphoto to help tell their stories (see below for details).

The videos should be also super engaging. They shouldn’t wallow in doom and gloom, but rather celebrate what the initiators can make happen.


For videos, an end-slate should be included and can be found in the material files.
Video submission should be no more than three minutes long.

Any use of iStockphoto content should be mentioned in the video or print description.

Names and/or images of celebrities cannot be used in your submissions.

The first 150 unique video entrants to submit a concept brief or rough draft of their videos, prior to Jan. 23, 2013, will receive 250 free iStockphoto credits to use in their video entries.

The first 350 unique print entrants to submit a concept brief or rough draft (using watermarked images), prior to Jan. 23, 2013, will receive 150 free iStockphoto credits to use in their print entries.

iStockphoto credits are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, to a maximum of 500 entrants. The deadline for entries to be qualified for free credits is January 23, 2013.

There are six print awards and seven video awards for this contest. One of the video awards is a special award recognizing the top youth entrant. Sponsored by NFFTY, The National Film Festival for Talented Youth, the award includes $1000 and a package to travel and stay in Austin, Texas for SXSW. Film makers are eligible for submitting to the NFFTY Youth Video Award if you meet the age requirement of 22 years and younger as of the submission date 2/26/13. **The submissions that qualify for the under 22 NFFTY award are not excluded from the whole prize pool.

Content will be used at ONE’s live events, on its website, social media, Facebook as well as Twitter feeds from participating stars.


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