I Will Ride Viral Video Contest – $1,000 – Over 18 yo – Due April 30, 2012

Posted on 6:02 am in April 2012, Over $1000, Over 18 by Lynnie

Student supporters of California’s high speed rail project are launching a statewide video contest to drum up more support for the job-creating plan.

The “I Will Ride” group, formed to generate student support for the bullet train, is looking for video submissions of 30 to 60 seconds. The videos should “tell the story of why this project is critical for our generation and future generations, and why today’s students will ride the train when it is built,” says Ryan Heller, UC Merced senior and co-founder of I Will Ride.

“California’s high speed rail project will transform California’s transportation system, and no one can tell that story better than those who will ride the train and have jobs building it and operating it,” says Heller. “We’re asking students to grab a video camera, come up with an innovative idea, and show us what high speed rail means to them and our state.”


Contest entries will be accepted from April 4 to April 30, 2012.
30 to 60 seconds
Entries must be in WMV, AVI, MOV, or MPG format and must be less than 100 MB in size. They can be submitted digitally online at: www.iwillridehsr.com, where complete contest rules can also be found.
Limit one (1) submissions per contestant(s)
To enter: 1) submit your video on www.iwillridehsr.com and 2) complete the Entry form in its entirety, print it, scan it (or save it as a PDF) and email it to iwillride@iwillridehsr.com Submissions must comply with the Submission Guidelines in the Official Rules. Only complete, valid submissions will be accepted. Sponsored by California Alliance for Jobs, 928 Second Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814 .


The “I Will Ride High Speed Rail” Viral Video Contest
(“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the United States or the District of
Columbia who are at least 18 years of age, have Internet access and have the
necessary video recording equipment prior to the Contest start date.

Judging Criteria

Qualified Submissions will be reviewed and scored by a panel of qualified judges,
according to the following criteria:
1. Creativity, enthusiasm and overall impact (40%)
2. Relevance to topic and communicates topic effectively, particularly how
relevant and beneficial high speed rail will be to young people in California and
how they can support it (40%);
3. Prominence and use of the I WILL RIDE tagline (10%)
4. Video quality (10%)
Judges may also take into consideration the number of views and/likes on videosharing
and social media sites. Use of bots, devices and other programs to
increase views or likes is prohibited.


The first place winners of the video will receive a $1,000 top prize. The second place winner will receive $500 and the third place winner will receive $250.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below.