CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704) today announced the fourth annual "What's Your Story?" contest, an award-winning, user-generated video contest that gives youth an interactive platform to showcase not just their filmmaking talents, but how they have harnessed the power and connection of the Internet in a positive way through creative storytelling.
What's new for 2013: Less fear, more confidence in technology
Instead of individual contest categories from previous years, Trend Micro is asking contestants to answer one simple question through their films: What does the good side of the Internet look like? Contestants will be judged by how well they have both demonstrated the positive ways we use the Internet, dispelled the myths surrounding Internet dangers, as well as how effectively they have promoted and crowd-sourced their individual entries via social media.
This year, Trend Micro has also ramped up the contest to include two $10K grand prizes – one for an individual filmmaker, and another for a K-12 educational institution. Additional cash prizes will be granted for the runners up.
The contest is sponsored and supported by Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Families program and participating organizations. In addition to those that have supported the contest from the beginning, Trend Micro is excited to welcome new members of the 2013 judging panel, and other supporting organizations. This year's judging panel includes:
- NEW - Center on Media and Child Health
- NEW - Committee for Children
- Common Sense Media
- Cyberbullying Research Center
- NEW - MediaSmarts
Important dates to remember:
- Film submissions are accepted from February 19 to April 16, 2013.
- Films will be judged by quality and by the number of views and ratings.
- Winners will be announced on or around May 13, 2013.
Winning entries may also be used for educational programs and events worldwide.
For more information:
- To learn more about the contest, submit a video, or see past winners, visit http://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.com
- Follow updates to the contest on Twitter @TrendISKF, and stay on top of the discussion using #WYSContest.
- Check out the European version of the 'What's Your Story?' contest, which also kicked off today in Ireland.
Trend Micro's Commitment to the Internet Safety of Kids and Families
To support its vision of making the world safe for exchanging digital information, Trend Micro aspires to make a difference by using its expertise to make the world at large a better place. Trend Micro has made a commitment to make the Internet a safer place for young people around the world through its world-wide employee volunteer program, grants and donations to eligible organizations, and partnerships with those who share its vision and mission. For Trend Micro's free Internet safety tips, tools and advice, visit: www.trendmicro.com/go/safety
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.
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