Our long national nightmare is over. The brutal and relentless winter of 2013-2014 has finally come to an end. The dirty mountains of parking lot snow have all melted and grandmas across the U.S. can now unplug their heated birdbaths. Spring is here. And now that we can all go outside again, it’s time to start planning some warm weather shoots!
I’m going to guess that many of you haven’t picked up a video camera in at least 6 months. The last video contest entry you shot was probably your Crash the Super Bowl submission, right? You’re probably a little rusty right now so I suggest you ease back into the wold of video contests slowly. And the perfect place to start is Project ED. To enter a Project ED contest, all you have to do is shoot a video that defines one of several pre-selected words. So you don’t have to read any commercial briefs and you don’t have to squeeze everything in to thirty seconds and you don’t need to use high-end, TV-quality gear. A Project ED contest is just a fun excuse to go outside and film something. The site’s got several great contests to choose from right now and you’ve got a few weeks left to create your submissions. Here are their current April competitions:
Tricksters Video contest: Top Prize: $1,000
The Little Things GIF contest: Top Prize: $200
Beware the Jabberwock video contest: Top Prize: $1,500
Game On! GIF contest: Top Prize: $200
Back when I was a kid, I used to love the Muppet Show (wait, I guess I still do) and I remember in one episode they did their own Jabberwock sketch. That scene blew my tiny little mind. It was insanely creepy but I loved it. I can still picture the Jabberwock’s severed, floating head cracking jokes. The sketch is actually a great example of the kind of video Project ED wants for the “Beware the Jabberwock contest” since it tells the story of the Jabberwock using only the original poem in under two minutes. Let’s see if I can find it on youtube. Ah! Here it is!
Oh my God, that’s still freaking awesome. But let’s see if you can top it. Good luck and happy galumphing!