Find your "Driven Creativity" through a Video Contest sponsored by G-Technology, and earn a chance to win $5,000 in the process.
Contests are a fun and profitable way to get fresh ideas and the creative juices flowing, and video producers can earn cash or prizes for their work. Any video contest you enter will prepare you for the challenge of excellence and they can also give you recognition for future jobs, or assignments.
G-Technology is sponsoring the creative video contest called "Driven Creativity" for amateur and pro video producers in such categories as Animation, Music, Photography, Short Film and GoPro Active.
Individual categories will have a professional and amateur winner as well as a runner up in each. The GoPro Active video contest category will have one winner and one runner up for video producers supplying video that is captured on a wearable or mounted camera.
The overall winner for the G-Technology "Driven Creativity" video contest will be announced on November 15, 2013 and the short-listed finalists will be announced on November 8th. Judges are picked from the creative field and will offer tips on the G-Technology site on what they will be looking for and what projects inspire their choices.
This video contest is open only to residents in the United States; 18 years or older. All entries must be original material. To find out more go to www.drivencreativity.g-technology.com, for competition rules, terms and conditions.
2012's winner in the G-Technology "Driven Creativity" video contest was "The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete." Check it out and the rest of last year's winners and entrants to see what the level of your competition for this year might be. To view the past 2012 Driven Creativity entries and category winner submissions go to: www.drivencreativity.g-technology.com.
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CELEBRATE AND REWARD MOST INSPIRED, “DRIVEN CREATIVITY”
Free G-Technology 2013 Driven Creativity Competition Spotlights Top Talent and Supports New
Projects from Amateur and Pro Artists in Animation, Music, Photography, Film and GoPro® Active
San Jose, California, June 27, 2013 - G-Technology,a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, announced today that it is kicking off its annual search for the most inspiring and creative projects in the U.S. through its 2013 Driven Creativity Competition. The annual competition, open to both professionals and amateurs, recognizes and supports artists’ hard work and creative passion in five categories: animation, music, photography, short film and GoPro Active. The competition is free to participants and entries will be accepted June 27 through October 29, 2013 athttp://www.drivencreativity.g-technology.com.
The 2013 Driven Creativity overall winner will be selected from all categories, both professional and amateur, and will be awarded $5,000 to use toward their next creative project as well as the new G-Technology G-DOCK™ ev with Thunderbolt® storage system. A professional winner, an amateur winner and a runner-up will be selected from each of the categories: animation, music, photography and short film. There will also be one winner and a runner-up for the GoPro Active category of short videos from content captured using a GoPro wearable or gear-mountable camera, as well as a People’s Choice Award winner for the entry with the highest online votes. The category winners and runners-up will all receive high-performance, premium external storage solutions from G-Technology’s range of products designed for creative professionals.
Supporting the Creative Community
The 2013 Driven Creativity Competition aims to recognize, promote and reward brilliant work from both established professionals and up-and-coming talent. All entries to the competition, regardless of size or budget, have equal chances to win due to a unique judging process; entries will be judged not only on aesthetic quality, but also on the innovation and drive that went into creating them. With their submissions, entrants also have the opportunity to pull back the curtain on their inspiration for the piece and share how they would use the competition prizes to further their next creative projects.
The overall winner of last year’s competition was “The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete,” created by Uri Lotan, Elizabeth McMahill and Adam Campbell. Entered in the amateur animation category, the piece is a witty cowboy pie Western that focuses on Poisonberry Pete, the baddest pie in the yeast who comes to town looking for trouble. Using clever pie puns, jokes and characters, this animation – from voicing, story, animation, lighting and rendering – is expertly executed.
To view additional 2012 Driven Creativity entries and category winner submissions, please visit: http://www.drivencreativity.g-technology.com.
“Our annual Driven Creativity Competition is designed to discover and celebrate the most brilliant, inspired work from enthusiasts to professionals and help support their future projects. It’s one way we can show our commitment and respect for the creative process,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology/HGST Integrated Systems Group. “Our loyal customers include many of the world’s best independent filmmakers, photographers, videographers, movie and TV studios, and post-production houses of all sizes. G-Technology’s roots are deeply ingrained in the professional digital content creation community and we are passionate about supporting their creative work.”
Competition Judging Criteria and Process
The 2013 Driven Creativity Competition will be judged by a panel of creative industry experts, and the overall winner will be announced on November 15, 2013. The panel of judges will include G-Technology G-TEAM ambassadors who will contribute hints and tips to the entrants about what they will and won't be looking for in each submission, reflecting on what creative techniques and projects inspire them.
Entry is free and open to U.S. residents 18 years or older and only original work is eligible for submission. Each entrant can submit one entry only. The entry period closes at midnight on October 29, 2013, with shortlisted entrants being announced on November 8, 2013 via http://www.drivencreativity.g-technology.com, where full competition rules, terms and conditions can be found. Void where prohibited by law.
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