A Videomaker community member with his gear at Mount Teide. Photo Credit: Jack Ayers

We are excited to announce an Instagram contest that can put your work in front of our audience of over 107K!

Starting Monday, August 3, we will begin accepting submissions through Instagram and featuring our favorites on our page along with a shoutout. The submission with the most engagement will get a complimentary 12-month PLUS membership! The more participation from the community, the more exciting this contest will be. So get involved by sending in a submission and engaging with other posts from the community.

What to submit

We want to see a picture of your gear—and we want to see how you can present it in a creative way. Find a way to catch the eye of the Videomaker Community. The more creative, the better! In addition to posting a photo, tell us what kind of content you want to see from us. Here at Videomaker, we want to continue to deliver content that interests our audience, and we think this is a great way for us to hear your voice.

How to submit

The requirements to submit content to this contest are simple: tag us, follow us, and use the hashtags #VideomakerCommunity and #VideomakerGear. Not only do we want to see the gear that everyone is using, we also want to see how creative our followers are!

How long will the contest run?

We will accept submissions from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 14. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 17.   

Why should I submit?

Even if you don’t get featured on our page, this is a great way to connect with people in the community. We chose hashtags with very little traffic so you can be certain that the posts within the hashtags come from the Videomaker community. This is a great opportunity to get feedback from passionate creators at all levels and to find people to collaborate with.

How to optimize your chances of being featured

  • Be creative
    • There are going to be a lot of photos of gear, so figure out a way to make your photo stand out from the crowd.
  • Get engagement
    • The winner of the contest will be the photo that gets the most engagement. So, encourage your followers to like/comment on your post.
  • Engage with other photos
    • Engaging with other contest entries is a great way to give praise and promote a sense of community, and it’s also another way for people to find your work.

Why are we doing this contest?

We hope this opens up a new way for us to communicate with our audience. 

The goal of this contest is to establish our community as a source for guidance, inspiration and collaboration. Our audience ranges from beginners looking to build their skills from the ground up to professionals looking to fine tune their skills or brush up on techniques. We want to bring these two sides of our audience together. We know our audience is a great resource of video knowledge, and we think this is the perfect way to tap into it. 

Will be this be the only contest of this type?

If this contest is successful, we hope that we can continue to run similar ones that give members of our community a chance to get their work featured in front of our Instagram audience of 107K.

Check out our Instagram here.

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