The Contest

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Funny Storytellers: We Want You!

Send us an original film (video) based on a funny true story, and you could spread laughter, win prizes, AND help a charity of your choice!

The Contest:

We want to see your short (under 5 minutes), original, hilarious videos!  Submit your video in the entry form (below), and you could win up to $250 for yourself and the right to ask us to give $250 to a charity of your choice!

Here’s the skinny:

  • Your video must be original, but doesn’t have to be new.
  • It can include, photos, animations, illustrations, and whatever else you can dream up (just be sure to respect the intellectual property rights of others).  For some ideas of the types of videos you might make, you can check out the videos already on our website–or make up something entirely new!
  • Your video must be built around a true story and 5 (five) minutes in length or less.  If you prefer to change certain non-essential details for privacy reasons, that’s ok!
  • Your video must avoid stories with a negative tone, those that make fun of others, or those that might be offensive.  Smiles For All is a “Good News” website, and we love celebrating people.

In addition to being governed by the The Smiles For All, LLC “First Funny Film Contest” Official Rules (“Rules”) as well as the information on this page, entries into the Contest are covered under Smiles For All’s Policies For Use, Privacy, and Intellectual Property (“Policies”). Please review the Policies and the Rules.

Prizes:

A panel of judges will select a First-Place Winner, a Second-Place Winner, and a Third-Place Winner from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period of the Contest.  Our panel will select as the winning videos the three entries it deems the funniest, taking into account originality, creativity, quality of presentation, appropriateness to the image of our website, and everything else that prompts a good laugh.  The three winners will receive the following prizes:

First Place Winner: $250 cash prize, and Smiles For All, LLC will donate $250 to a charity of your choice.

Second Place Winner: $150 cash prize, and Smiles For All, LLC will donate $150 to a charity of your choice.

Third Place Winner: $100 cash prize, and Smiles For All, LLC will donate $100 to a charity of your choice.

TO ENTER THE CONTEST

Start by filling in your name (or pseudonym) in the sign-up form below. Also, we ask you to provide your email in case we need to communicate with you regarding your video. If you have a title or brief description that you feel is specific to your submission, you can put it in the subject box.

Then, share your video with us!  Please share your video in the form of a link to your video either on Youtube or Vimeo in the square submission box below.  An embed code which we can use to embed your video on our website must be available from the standard “Share” features on one of these two video hosting websites.

Finally, we would be bummed if any unanswered question kept you from entering the Contest. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for help.

NOTE: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  ENTRY PERIOD ENDS SEPTEMBER 20, 2013.  CONTEST OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL CONTEST RULES.

 

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Announcements and Updates

Contest announcements and updates will be provided on this page.  Additionally, to receive Contest updates and announcements as well as lots of other funny stuff, sign up for the Smiles For All newsletter, THE SCOOP.  You can unsubscribe at any time.  You can read more about THE SCOOP here.

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Contest winners will be informed by email through the email address they provide when submitting their video.  Announcements of the winners will also be made on this page, on the Smiles For All homepage, in THE SCOOP, and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Have fun, and GOOD LUCK!!!

Smiles For All