Harvard short video contest, deadline Sept. 15

Cash prizes (and the eye of an impressive panel of judges) for the best short video about the future of news. Details below. Good luck!

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In celebration of the Shorenstein Center's 25th Anniversary we're calling on aspiring journalists, filmmakers and avid media consumers to help us think about the future of news.

To be eligible for the competition, you must create a video no more than two minutes long (PG-rated please) that answers the question, "What is the future of news?"

Winning videos will be chosen by a selection committee appointed by the Shorenstein Center. The judges are Lorie Conway, documentary filmmaker; Rick Kaplan, executive producer, This Week with Christiane Amanpour, ABC News; and Mark Whitaker, executive vice president and managing editor, CNN. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $2,000. Two runners-up will receive $500 each. The grand prize winner and two runners-up will be invited to the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Shorenstein Center: "The Media and Politics Frontier."

To Submit a Video:

Send an email to joan_shorenstein_center@hks.harvard.edu. Include a link to your Entry (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo or another site of your choosing), as well as your name, age, mailing address, daytime telephone number and email address.

Or, mail a DVD Entry to: Video Contest, C/O Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Your DVD should be in .mov .avi or .wmv format. Your submission must include your name, age, mailing address, daytime telephone number and email address.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, September 15, 2011. If you have questions, please email us.

Click here for important contest rules.

25th Anniversary of the Shorenstein Center

About the Shorenstein Center

The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard University research center dedicated to exploring and illuminating the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The Center strives to bridge the gap between journalists and scholars, and between them and the public.

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Official Contest Rules
History of the Shorenstein Center
Harvard University's 375th Anniversary
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