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Commercial Video Contest Hurdles & Insights

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The Imperfect Podcast

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This week we share our experience participating in a video contest. These types of contests are generally open to the public and can be a great way to test your production skills in number of areas such as budget, schedule, cinematography and creativity. Incentives for participating in these types of contests include cash prizes, merchandise and of course bragging rights. To see a full list of video contests available at any time visit

While we've participated in competitions before, this was our first video contest that carried a $10,000 grand prize. One of our hurdles  was that we didn't find out about it until 2 weeks prior to the submission date. If two weeks sounds like a lot of time, it isn't. Think about making a video for $10,000, how much time would you need to plan, shoot and edit that video?

The video was submitted on February 4th, 2018 and we'd love feedback from other filmmakers. What would you have done? How could you improve this video? Leave us feedback in the comments.