Call for Entries

Ladies and gentlemen, start your camcorders: it's time for the 2006 Videomaker/Sony Short Video Contest. Put your video skills to the test and compete for some great prizes.

Send us your best work on any topic (as long as the body of the production is five minutes or less in length). Send your entries on Mini DV, DVD, Windows Media or QuickTime formats. Entries must be received by October 31, 2006. Please download and read the Entry Guidelines carefully before submitting your entries.

Videomaker's editors will judge the entries and will be looking for technical proficiency, image quality and overall excellence. All entries will compete for the Grand Prize and the numbered prizes, and entries to each of the genre-specific categories will compete for different prizes.

We're eager to see your submissions. The winners will be announced in the May 2007 issue of Videomaker.

Download Entry Guidelines and Entry Form.

Prizes

  • GRAND PRIZE: Sony HDR-FX1 HDV Camcorder ($3,700). www.sonystyle.com (800) 222-SONY
  • FIRST PRIZE: Trilab Productions Digital Hotcakes ($2,023). www.animationsforvideo.com (866) 745-7334
  • SECOND PRIZE: Sony Media Software ($1,650) Vegas+DVD, Vision Series Volumes 1-4, The Seminar Series (Vegas 6 and DVD Architect 3), Cinescore. www.sonymediasoftware.com (800) 577-6642
  • THIRD PRIZE: JVC GZ-MG505 Hard Disk Camcorder and CU-VD10 Share Station ($1,500). www.jvc.com (800) 252-5722
  • FOURTH PRIZE:Avid Xpress Pro Video Editing Software ($1,000). www.avid.com (800) 949-2843
  • BEST EVENT VIDEO: Studio 1 Productions 12 Pack of Animations ($899). www.studio1productions.com (386) 788-6075
  • BEST COMMERCIAL OR PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Azden 200ULH system ($875). www.azdencorp.com (516) 328-7500
  • BEST ANIMATION: Zaxwerks ProAnimator ($695) www.zaxwerks.com (800) 549-0250
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY: Tiffen DV Video Essentials Filter Kit, Davis & Sanford Provista Airlift 18 Tripod w/ FM18 Fluid Head, Domke F-804 Super Satchel ($687). www.tiffen.com (631) 273-2500
  • BEST DRAMA:SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4 w/ Mood Mapping – FilmMaker Edition ($549). www.smartsound.com (800) 454-1900
  • BEST RELIGIOUS VIDEO: Avid Liquid 7 Video Editing Software ($500) www.avid.com (800) 949-2843
  • BEST AVANT-GARDE VIDEO: Glidecam 4000 Pro Camera Stabilizer ($499). www.glidecam.com (800) 600-2011
  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Serious Magic Ultra 2 Keying Software ($495). www.seriousmagic.com (916) 985-8000
  • BEST ACTION VIDEO: Photoflex FlexDrop2 Chromakey Panel ($494) www.photoflex.com (800) 486-2674
  • BEST CORPORATE VIDEO: ikan V7000 LCD Monitor ($349). www.ikancorp.com (713) 272-8822
  • BEST COMEDY: Pinnacle Studio MediaSuite version 10.5 Titanium Edition ($130) www.pinnaclesys.com (800) 293-2948
  • BEST YOUNG VIDEOGRAPHER: Nero 7 Ultra Edition ($100). www.nero.com (818) 956-5930
  • BEST SENIOR VIDEOGRAPHER: Pinnacle Studio Plus version 10.5 Titanium Edition ($100). www.pinnaclesys.com(800) 293-2948
  • BEST EDUCATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO: Miraizon Cinematize 2 DVD Extraction Software ($70). www.miraizon.com (408) 434-0959
  • BEST SPORTS VIDEO: Pinnacle Studio version 10.5 ($70). www.pinnaclesys.com (800) 293-2948
  • BEST STUDENT-PRODUCED VIDEO: Magix Movie Edit Pro 11 ($60). www.magix.com(305) 642-6300
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Pinnacle Mobile Media Organizer ($50). www.pinnaclesys.com (800) 293-2948
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Pinnacle Mobile Media Converter ($30). www.pinnaclesys.com (800) 293-2948

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