Videomaker Announces Weekly Video Challenge

Oct 12, 2012, 06:00 ET from Videomaker

CHICO, Calif., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Videomaker, the nation's most established consumer publication dedicated to independent video and videography, is opening a weekly video challenge open to all creative people with a passion for video. Each week, Videomaker's editors will post a challenge on the Videomaker website to the video community to create a short video on a particular topic or theme.  Winners will be featured on the front page of the Videomaker website, which receives approximately 400,000 visitors every month.


"This is the perfect opportunity to put your video skills and creativity to the test," says Videomaker Executive Editor Mike Wilhelm. "Plus, it's fun. But if that's not enough for you, we'll also give you three free months of Videomaker Plus, just for submitting a video that meets the challenge requirements. Everyone's a winner!"

All entrants will receive three free months of Videomaker's premium service, Videomaker Plus. Usually only open to pay subscribers, this is a rare chance to access 30 years' worth of video and video production expertise for free. Videomaker Plus members receive unlimited access to Videomaker Tips & Tricks video series, a free training download every month (at an estimated annual $42 value), early online access to the current issue of Videomaker Magazine, members only discounts on Videomaker merchandise, priority status at Videomaker events, and access to the popular Videomaker Expert Hotline. The hotline gives members direct email access to all expert Videomaker editors to answer questions about any video subject.

To enter, upload your video to YouTube and email a link to Please include your Videomaker user name to claim your three month complementary Videomaker Plus upgrade.

Entries must be original works that do not contain any copyrighted material not the property of the challenge entrant. Videos that contain vulgarity or sexually explicit subject matter will not be accepted as entries.

To learn more about Weekly Videomaker Challenge, visit

Founded in 1986, Videomaker was the first magazine to introduce video to a mass, non-industry audience. Though the video field has exploded dramatically in recent years, Videomaker still remains dedicated to its core mission: To encourage aspiring videographers and filmmakers to use video technology to find their own voices and tell their own stories. Today, Videomaker is more than just a magazine. It's grown to also become a robust online community, offering a full line of training DVDs, videos-on-demand and a series of webinars and hands-on video training workshops. Every month, nearly one million professional videographers, independent filmmakers, and home video hobbyists turn to Videomaker to get the latest video scoops.

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