Obama Video Contest for MLK Day

President-Elect Obama’s Renew America Together campaign partners with Youtube to invite you to create a three-minute video about how you plan to volunteer for MLK Day.

Here are the guidelines and instructions from the contest webpage:

The goal: For individuals and organizations to create a three-minute or less YouTube video designed to tell the story of what they plan to do on MLK Day. The videos could be dramatic, heartfelt, comical, or narrative — whatever best captures the spirit of the Renew America Together campaign.

All submissions should be posted to the Presidential Inaugural Committee YouTube channel no later than 11:59pm EST January 15th, 2009. Three winners will be selected. The winning videos will be posted on www.USAService.org, and the creator of the single best video will get a personal phone call from First Lady Michelle Obama.

For more information and to upload your reply-video, please visit us at www.YouTube.com/Inauguration.
Here’s how to enter:

  1. Watch Kal Penn’s invitation video. (It’s the one to the right.)
  2. Create your own video answering these questions:
    What does service mean to you and why is it important?
    What will you do on January 19th to serve your community?

    Upload it as a reply to Kal.

After you’ve uploaded your reply video, you can also submit the information about it here. You do not need to take this extra step, but it provides a second way for us to find it. Email

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