Your Online Safety Video Could Win You $10,000

Everyone has a story to tell about safe and respectful use of technology, and those who tell it via video could win a $10,000 prize from Internet security company Trend Micro.

The What’s Your Story? contest, now in its third year, will award one $10,000 grand prize and six other cash category prizes to individuals and schools that submit winning videos.

Videos should be short (30 seconds to 2 minutes) and, as you create your video, you’re encouraged to “keep in mind that these videos will be used to help educate kids and families and promoted by members of the judging panel.” In other words, you’re not just entering a contest, you’re creating a video that could be used by some of the leading non-profit Internet safety organizations and media companies (including Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo) to educate other Internet users all over the world.

Categories for this year’s contest are:

  • Take action against bullying
  • Keep a good rep online
  • Be cell smart

Eligibility

The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) age 13 or older.  Youth are especially encouraged to submit a video and teachers can enter classroom video projects. The deadline is April 3rd, 2012. Contest rules are more details are here.

Judges this year will include representatives from several non-profit organizations and social media companies including ConnectSafely.org where I serve as co-director.

You can view all of last year’s winners here or just scroll down for last year’s grand prize winner.

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