National Coalition Conference and Funders Symposium

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Video Contest Entries Due Sept. 30
Have a Community Changing Idea to spread the word about literacy?
Literacy Powerline and the Literacy Funders Network are in search of literacy visionaries looking to build a better future.

Literacy Powerline is pleased to announce the Community Changing Ideas Video contest, in partnership with Literacy Funders Network. The contest is open to video entries about innovative ways to build a more literate community. The ideas represent a simple yet powerful vision of a better future. Some ideas may be in use now; others maybe emerging from the “lab”.

There are two categories to enter and win!

  1. Literacy Programs
  2. Literacy Awareness

Literacy Programs allows you to feature one of your community’s best offerings. We are looking to show new and original concepts that make an impact on school readiness, reading on grade level, graduation, or work readiness.

Literacy Awareness is how your community gets the message out. How do you inspire, motivate, recruit, or educate your community?

Video Submissions
Show and explain your community changing idea in 2 to 6 minutes in an original video, and submit it as a response to the video “Literacy Powerline Video Contest Intro” on the Literacy Powerline channel. Learn how to make a response video on YouTube. After uploading your video, send a message to Kim Scott with your contact information to confirm the submission. Include your name, e-mail address, category, and coalition, if applicable. Contest begins on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 12:01am ET and ends on Friday, September 30, 2011, at 11:59pm ET.

The National Literacy Coalition Conference Committee will judge the entries and announce the winners November 2, 2011 in Houston. Videos will be judged on overall impact, collaboration/partnerships, concept/originality, and entertainment value.

Winning entries will be recognized and featured at the National Literacy Coalition Conference and on Literacy Powerline’s and the Literacy Funders Network’s websites.

Contest rules available upon request.