Now that everyone has had a chance to get used to, and start using our new media portal, it's time to kick thins into higher-gear with our first
member video contest!
We're looking for incredible amateur videographers from the ranks of ATS members, as I'm sure we have several. All you need to do is create that
amazing video entry, upload it to our media portal, then create a new thread (and embed your video) in our
ATS Video Forum
before June 30, 2009.
Look, it's easy, this took me just 45 minutes to toss-together (and it looks that way too... I'm sure many of our members will do much better.)
(click to open player in new window)
Our members will vote on your video using the thread-flagging system, and on July 15th, 2009, the top-five most-flagged videos will be presented to a
special panel of our moderators for final review and judging. The winner will be announced on July 17th, 2009.
The winner will received a check for $250.00 and a special dedicated channel as a Video Pro on our
Media.AboveTopSecret.com Media Portal
, a dedicated URL to promote your videos (we assume you'll have lots
of great videos within you if you win this contest).
But most importantly, your video channel will have full revenue-sharing status on our portal, and you'll receive 50% of the advertising revenue
generated by your videos.
The subject matter of your video must be connected to the topics discussed on AboveTopSecret.com.
Videos can be any format: interviews, opinion pieces, expose, animations, humor, satire, or any other style as long as it fits within the Terms &
Conditions of ATS.
The contest is open only to original videos created by those who are members of AboveTopSecret.com at the time of submission.
One video entry per person, entrants may not modify or update any video that has been entered into the contest.
Minimum length is two minutes with a maximum length of 20 minutes.
Members must be 18 years old or older at the time of submitting their video.
You must have permission to use any third-party video or audio clips that appear in your video, or have the good-faith belief that your use of the
clips is within that of "fair use" for the purpose of journalistic or educational video productions.