Fire up the editing systems and get ready to rumble! The 20th Annual Videomaker Short Video Contest is about to commence.

Are you ready to pull
some all nighters?

Set your creativity free on your video, and you might just win
recognition and a prize.

Our prize closet is filled
to the gills with great stuff…
read on for the complete details.


8 Tips for Making a Stellar First Video

Free eBook


8 Tips for Making a Stellar First Video

Free eBook


Thank you! Your free eBook will be sent to you via email

And this year, we’re also
giving you a chance to
submit entries in
high-definition for
the first time.

Grand Prize

Sony Electronics

  • HDR-FX7 HDV camcorder
  • LCS-VCB soft carrying case
  • VCL-HG0862 wide conversion lens

1st Prize

Varizoom MC100 Package

  • VZ-MC100 pan/tilt head
  • VZ-Pro-L LANC camera control for Sony or Canon camcorders
  • VZ-TFT-7U 16:9 LCD monitor
  • VZ-CS1 control station frame
  • 50 ft. extension cables for pan/tilt head and LANC controller

2nd Prize

Sony Media Software

  • Vegas+DVD
  • Sound Forge
  • ACID Pro
  • Cinescore
  • 5 theme packs
  • 25 loop libraries for ACID
  • Sony Pictures Sound Effects
    Series vol. 1-10

3rd Prize


  • Everio GZ-HD7 Camcorder

Best Commercial/PSA
(entries must be :30 or :60)


  • VitaScene
  • Heroglyph
  • Editor’s Choice

Best Event/Corporate Video

TriLab Productions

Build Your Own Digital Hotcakes Library-Pick any 8 volumes from the Digital Hotcakes, Home Movie Essentials, Wedding Essentials or Write-On Title lines

Best Drama/Action Video


Starlite Octodome NXT Location Kit

Best Music Video

Grass Valley

Edius 4

Young Video


DZHS300A Camcorder

Senior Video


DZHS300A Camcorder

Best Sports Video


4000 Pro

Best Educational Video


  • Sonicfire Pro 4.5 Standard Edition
  • 5-pack of custom songs

Best Documentary

Blackmagic Design

Intensity Pro HDMI Capture/Output Card

Best Student- Produced Video


Pinnacle Studio MovieBox Plus

Best Animation


Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11

Best Avant-Garde Video


40-pack of RiDATA 8x DVD+R DL with 1GB 60X SD card

Best Comedy


Pinnacle Studio 11

Best Spiritual Video


Pinnacle Mobile Media Converter<


  • Production quality

    Shot composition, camera work, lighting
    and shot variety
  • Post-production quality

    Editing, pacing, continuity, titles, transitions and flow
  • Content

    Quality of script, storyline and talent
  • Image

    Color, lighting, focus, etc.
  • Sound

    Clarity, quality, consistency of audio levels
    and lack of noise

Check Out Past Winners!

See samples of all of our
past contest winners at

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