Announcing our first-ever video contest, brought to you by turkey, stuffing, and that gelatinous stuff that grandma calls cranberry sauce. Yes, that’s American Thanksgiving. Appropriate to the occasion, the topic is giving thanks.
While it’s inspired by the holiday, it’s in no way limited to residents of the U.S. Whether you’re in Jacksonville, Jakarta or Johannesburg, you’re invited to take stock of all that you’re thankful for, and share it with the WordPress community through video.
We’re looking for creative interpretations on the topic, not confessional-style orated lists. Maybe it’s a montage of tiny moments that fill you with joy, a mini-documentary of your family traditions, or a strange stop-motion adventure about the things you treasure most. Check out our announcement video for even more ideas:
While there’s no limit to the ways you can express yourself, we do have two requests:
- Keep it rated G (obviously).
- Keep it under 30 seconds. It sounds short but, trust us, you can fit a lot of amazing things into that timeframe.
Videos that don’t meet those two requirements will be disqualified.
For the runners-up, there’s lovely WordPress apparel and mugs, plus a very special WordPress Moleskine notebook, not available in our online shop.
The contest ends at midnight Pacific time (UTC -8) on November 27. To translate that to your timezone, you can calculate it on The World Clock.
All best to our contestants. We look forward to seeing what your brainy brains come up with!
Nov 23rd at 11:57 am
Nov 23rd at 6:19 pm
What a great way to convey my thanks to all those who have helped me to get where I am today.
Nov 23rd at 9:38 pm
I second the writing contest comment – let’s have some!
Nov 24th at 6:38 am
ok let see!
Nov 24th at 2:22 pm
How do you embed a video if you don’t have VideoPress?
Nov 24th at 5:59 pm
video contest?? nice… But I can’t join this contest, because I don’t have video,.
Nov 24th at 10:36 pm
Hey there! I am Jared and I would love to enter! But how do you embed a video?
Nov 24th at 10:47 pm
lol like many others I need to figure out how to embed a video! But ill defintally will have to try this!
Nov 25th at 12:02 am
I took a look yesterday – and there was only one posted. Great to see a few others today! I really like “One Man’s Noise” so far! Hoping to get to make something and post – we’ll see – have to finish NaNoWriMo first! Happy Thanksgiving World!
Nov 25th at 4:43 am
yeah.. how come there are so few videos that the tag is generating??
Nov 25th at 6:34 am
Nov 26th at 4:48 am
Whoops, i think i’m too late. So i can’t wait to see the winner is. Congrats then.
Nov 26th at 8:56 am
Oh, I read this way too late I’ll keep a lookout for the winners though.
Nov 26th at 12:59 pm
Happy Thanksgiving America.
Your friend, Canada~
=P Have a good one guys…
Nov 27th at 2:48 am
This is an interesting contest. Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 27th at 10:01 am
sounds very nice!
Nov 28th at 1:50 pm
I think it’s cool though am new here I will be trying next time, keep it up wp.
Nov 29th at 9:26 pm
happy thanks giving
Nov 30th at 12:54 pm
Dec 1st at 2:35 am
Dec 1st at 3:02 am
HAVE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (drum roll going on) HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (Party sounds go on with the song Celabration)
Dec 1st at 1:38 pm
i also submitted a little video – but my blog is normally in dutch – does that makes any difference? I’m asking because i don’t see my post appearing with the other submissions when i click on the tag “ThanksgivingContest09″
Dec 1st at 11:31 pm
My post is also not appearing on the tag page for “ThanksgivingContest09″. Why?
Dec 3rd at 8:03 pm
Wish I could post embeded code from Blip.tv, I’d enter something.