What kinds of videos are young people watching?
The answer is: Whatever their friends watch. In the world of social media, they see what their friends share. These videos might be funny. They might be surprising, good or bad. They might have the power to lead closer to eternal happiness with God, or further away.
So why not inspire a generation of filmmakers to make and share videos that are good? Why not transform the internet with content that is beautiful? Why not communicate something that is true?
Smooth Stone Foundation is getting ready to do just that with the launch of our first-ever video contest!
We’ve collected data and we know that the talent is there. We’ve learned that offering lucrative prizes is the surest way to motivate the competition. We are ready to work with a third party firm that runs similar contests for major national brands in the for-profit world.
We are gearing up to launch a world-class contest. But we need a little more help. Besides continued support and prayers, we need to spread the word to more people, and raise the funds for prizes that will inspire our contestants to create the best videos they can.
Here are three ways YOU can be a part it:
Contact us with question or concerns.
* Smooth Stone Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all project donations are tax-deductible.
Video Contest’s Financial Details: The remaining fund raising target for this project is $35,000, including the $20,000 needed to pay the 3rd party vendors to administer the technical and legal aspects of the contest, as well as prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place totaling $10,000. The remaining sum would offset some of the marketing, promotional and payment processing fees. This does not include any allocations for our overhead or staff.
If we raise over the $35,000 minimum, additional earmarked funds would allow us to expand prizes to different categories, age groups, and topics, promote the contest through other forms of advertising, hire staff specifically to provide more administrative, marketing, and service support and help us launch a second contest sooner. Please give generously.
If you would like to make a donation of $5,000 or more, contact Jim Soltis. If you would like to underwrite additional prize money for a specific topic close to your heart, please let us know. We want this to be a gift from the whole people of God, not just from us. Will you help?
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