It's time for charitable organizations to dust off their camcorders and put on their thinking caps. YouTube and See3 Communications have partnered for the second time to present the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards, a competition that will grant the winners cash, publicity, and a new gadget.
More specifically, a post on the YouTube Blog explained that the contest is meant to be "a celebration of the best non-profit video on the site." And the prizes include $2,500, a spot on the YouTube homepage, and a custom Flip video camera.
As for what's supposed to go into all this, the clips will be judged on message, use of video, quality of video, and creativity.
Then a few other key points are the fact that March 2nd is the deadline to enter, and would-be participants must be members of the YouTube Nonprofit Program in order to have a chance at succeeding.
Also, local groups shouldn't worry about going up against international organizations, because there are separate categories for "Best Small Org Video," "Best Medium Org Video," "Best Large Org Video," and "Best Thrifty Video."
Good luck to the organizations that choose to become involved.