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Submissions Accepted July 15 – August 30, 2012

Earlier this year at the ACO annual conference, the idea of a contest where people would video and share their experience of ADHD was proposed to Rick Green of Totally ADD. It has turned out to be a winner of an idea. Working with Sarah Wright and Mindy Katz from the ACO, and Rick’s friends at Cyberwalker, Totally ADD has created a portal where you submit your videos.

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ADHD Awareness Week Video ContestThe ADHD Awareness Week Video Contest is officially on NOW! You can submit a video. Or a hundred videos, if you are ambitious. Every video that qualifies will be on display in the Totally ADD gallery, and the top five will receive prizes!

Check out the step-by-step instructions for creating your video (link here for Film 101, or how make a two minute video). This includes everything from brainstorming ideas, finding a location, creating a storyboard and finally shooting your video. Check out all the tips, rules and updates at ADHDAwarenessWeek.org video contest. Tell a story. Create a skit or song. Use puppets or animation. There’s no limit!

A panel of expert judges will select the top 5 videos and then it’s up to you. From September 6 through September 23, 2012, voting will open up to the public and the video that earns the most votes wins the grand prize. All submissions are also eligible for inclusion in a public service announcement that will be unveiled during ADHD Awareness Week!

Each of the top 5 finalists will win a prize package worth over $500 with the grand prize package worth over $1000.

  • The first prize winner’s video will be featured at the November 2012 CHADD conference in San Francisco,
  • plus s/he will receive a complimentary conference registration and
  • a one-year CHADD membership;
  • ten weeks of ADHD coaching services from an ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) professional member;
  • a 3-year family/individual or one-year professional Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) membership.

The favorite video will become a big part of the Awareness Week Campaign.

Head over to Totally ADD for a shiny new button to press!

Here are the critical dates to remember:

August 30, 2012 Video submission ends (at 11:59 pm EDT)
September 6, 2012 Top five videos posted and voting opens to the public
September 23, 2012 Voting ends (at 11:59 pm EDT)
October 3, 2012 Grand prize winner announced
October 14-20, 2012 ADHD Awareness Week
 
Check out the ADHD Awareness Week site. It’s a big event, with CHADD, ADDA, ADDitude Magazine, the ACO, Totally ADD, the National Resource Centre on ADHD and others involved awareness week activities.