Calling all visionaries!
It's time for the 2013 DoGooder Awards, a contest celebrating cause advocates who tell their stories with video.
In its seventh edition this year, the awards are open to nonprofits and individuals in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK with a passion for a cause and a video that promotes it.
"We're seeing more engaging, informative, and interactive videos that promote great causes," said Jessica Mason, Manager at YouTube for Good. "This year's DoGooder Awards reflect this evolution."
Each winner will receive a $3,500 cash prize and free registration to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference.
Interested parties should submit entries before March 22. Judges will select finalists and post the videos online, where voters will choose winners in a range of categories like "Funny for Good" and one specifically for nonprofits.
The awards are presented by See3 Communications, YouTube and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) with sponsorship from NTEN and Cisco.
Check out the winners from last year's contest below and find more contest details here.
“Protect Our Defenders” by the Protect Our Defenders, an organization giving voice to military service members who have been raped and sexually assaulted, with a goal of ensuring due process and preventing future crimes. The video is a gripping account of sexual assault in the military, which raises consciousness about an often-ignored reality facing our service-members.
“Solid Women” by Fonkoze, an organization providing microloans that enable social and economic recovery and development in rural Haiti. “Solid Women” presents a powerful, affirming story of 5 women succeeding in rebuilding their community after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, through the microloans facilitated through Fonkoze.
“Adding Tomorrows” by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, whose work to find a cure for this chronic disease has helped improve the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis. It is a moving story of perseverance and dogged work ethic in the face of chronic illness.
“Yes, That’s My Father” by U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, an organization inspiring citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. This is a stirring narrative about history, memory, and personal closure.
Have you or your organization made incredible video for an important cause in the past year? Visit YouTube.com/DoGooder and enter the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards today.