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!
What a great way to convey my thanks to all those who have helped me to get where I am today.
I second the writing contest comment – let’s have some!
ok let see!
How do you embed a video if you don’t have VideoPress?
video contest?? nice… But I can’t join this contest, because I don’t have video,.
Hey there! I am Jared and I would love to enter! But how do you embed a video?
lol like many others I need to figure out how to embed a video! But ill defintally will have to try this!
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!
yeah.. how come there are so few videos that the tag is generating??
Whoops, i think i’m too late. So i can’t wait to see the winner is. Congrats then.
Oh, I read this way too late :-( I’ll keep a lookout for the winners though.
Happy Thanksgiving America.
Your friend, Canada~
=P Have a good one guys…
This is an interesting contest. Happy Thanksgiving!
sounds very nice!
Happy Thanksgiving! :)
I think it’s cool though am new here I will be trying next time, keep it up wp.
happy thanks giving
HAVE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (drum roll going on) HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (Party sounds go on with the song Celabration)
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″
My post is also not appearing on the tag page for “ThanksgivingContest09″. Why?
Wish I could post embeded code from Blip.tv, I’d enter something.