The video contests and festival season starts to heat up as Spring approaches, and we have news of one video contest whose deadline is just a few days away. Do you have what it takes to win? "The Cutting Room Challenge" video contest, from Unlimited Stock Media, is free to enter, and the 1st prize is an iPad, so you've got nothing to lose and a cool new gadget to win. Check out their contest page site for information. Contestants receive a free collection of HD video clips and use them to create a video on a given topic. You need to download stock footage from Unlimited Stock Media to make your video for this contest, which is cool, since the deadline is just a few days away - no shooting! Your video has to be 5 minutes or less and can be a short documentary, music video, commercial its up to you just follow the guidelines in the contest details. The deadline is March 23, 2011, 12pm PST to upload your video to Unlimited Stock Medias Vimeo contest page. This feature challenge is People in Need. Are you in need of winning? Check it out! You might not be able to go to the upcoming South by Southwest Interactive Festival, known the world over simply as SXSWi, or sometimes just "South by Southwest" or SxS - but there are other festivals and contests you can attend - and not leave your home. We have a contest and festival page that's chock full of fun events to enter, go to Videomaker's contest and festival page on our website to find out more. I've personally won a number of video contests, and in many cases, it was because of knowing How to enter, not just What to enter. I wrote a quick tips to entering contests guide for Videomaker, maybe it will help you, too. Good Luck!