During the month of May, current and formerAmeriCorps members can enter award-worthy videos and photos to the annual contest that shows off their skill in getting things done.
For the video contest, your task is to create a 60-second video that AmeriCorps programs can use in future recruitment efforts. The film can feature live action, animation, or any thing else you can think of as long as it’s not offensive. You can take a look at past winners from 2007 and 2008.
You can vote for the winning video, from the five finalists, between June 15 and July 6. Learn more about how the video contest will be judged.
For the photo contest, you’ve got to capture the impact of AmeriCorps in one shot. Take a look at the guided questions here, like how do you show the impact AmeriCorps members are having in your community?
You can vote for the winning photo, from the nine finalists, between June 15 and July 6. Learn more about how the photo contest will be judged. Prize categories include Best Overall Photo, Best Use of the AmeriCorps Logo, and Best Team Photo.
Winning participants must have written consent from people in their submissions. You should research the consent requirements in your own state and make sure you are in compliance with the law.
Prizes range from a Flip Mino HD for the first place winner, to Starbucks gift cards for semi-finalists.
More information about eligibility, submission guidelines, and tips for high-quality submissions are on the AmeriCorps Video and Photo Contest website.
The deadline to submit is May 22!
Here’s a look at last year’s first place submission, Why AmeriCorps? Why Not! by Jamie Walker: