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Video Contest Ends this Month

DAC NW invites you to make a 1-2 minute video about some disability related barrier you have overcome. Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD Tablet, 2nd Place winner a $50 gift card, and 3rd Place winner a $25 gift card. Contest deadline is April 30th.
   We live in a great big world and disability is a part of that. Get creative, have fun, learn about what others do and show us the “life hacks” that have helped you in life.
   Worried your video skills aren’t great enough? Here are some tips that will help you to increase your odds of winning.
Contest Theme: We are looking for ways you navigate the world with a disability. Got a quick tip for someone with your kind of disability? A life hack? A new product? Switch your phone to video and let us know.
Video Length: Don’t worry about filling up time. These videos are short 1-2 minutes. Get creative with music and other effects using your phone or computer movie apps.
Make a Moving Story: Brainstorm ideas to tell your story and connect with the viewer. Humor is a good bet, but you could also tug at the heartstrings, and appeal to the audience’s sense of fairness and courage.
A Strong Hook: Once you have an idea, think about a gripping way to start your  video. Don’t be tempted to save your most moving shots for later in the video.
Consider your Setting: Choose a plain backdrop like a white wall or solid colored door. Consider filming outdoors.
Edit your video: You can do a lot of magic in post-production to make your video great. Add music clips, change the coloring, speed up or slow down parts, add text overlays and more. Check out this free How To Edit Video Class.

Then submit!

A panel of judges will select the top 3 videos. To enter submit a 1-2  minute video to a Google Drive account and send us the link to with “What Accessibility Means to Me” in the subject line. Or you can use the same way. 

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