2013 Better Together Video Competition

September 17 2013, 04:02pm

Entries are now open for the 2013 Better Together Video Competition!

This is your chance to boost your cause's public profile, attract new supporters, receive donations and potentially win a €1,000 cash prize!

How Do You Enter?

Any community and voluntary group, club or association can enter an online video at www.bettertogether.ie between 16 September and 8 November 2013. It can be a new or existing video, but it must be no longer than two minutes.

Ideally, your video should tell us a story about:

  • what your organisation does,
  • why it matters to your community,
  • how the public can support your work, and
  • how we can make Ireland Better Together.

Last year a whopping 273,933 people voted for the videos submitted by charities, clubs and associations from across Ireland. That's a lot of potential supporters, volunteers and donors!

From 24 September we'll be inviting the public to start voting for their favourite videos. The top 30 videos will be shortlisted in three categories (big, medium and small/volunteer only organisations) and the winners in each category will receive a €1,000 cash prize. Entries close on 8 November at 5pm, but the sooner you enter, the better your chances.

Fundraise Online!

Use the optional donation function to fundraise through the Better Together website. A donation button will appear right next to your video!

Already Have A Video on Youtube, Vimeo or BlipTV?

Just submit the link here (remember your video has to be two minutes or shorter).

What if We Don't Have A Video?

Don't worry! You have until 8 November, but you have to get started now. Anyone can make an online video, you don't need special skills or expensive equipment. Download the 2013 Better Together Video Making Guide to help get you creative juices flowing. Packed with useful tips on how to make your video as engaging and entertaining as possible, as well as essential information on how to edit your project (in Windows Movie Maker Live) and enter it into competition, this free guide will provide you with an excellent grounding in the fine art of making a video that truly rocks! You can also check out last year's winners.

Key Dates for Your Diary

  • 16 September: Video Competition opens for entries
  • 24 September: Public launch & voting opens
  • 8 November: Submissions close
  • 22 November: Voting closes (judging to follow)
  • 12 December: Better Together Awards (winners announced)