September 24, 2009

Dear Professor:

In follow up to June’s communication from Special Olympics about the online video con...
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Special Olympics Video Contest Sept 09 Update

  1. 1. September 24, 2009 Dear Professor: In follow up to June’s communication from Special Olympics about the online video contest being held in collaboration with the University of Miami School of Communication’s Knight Center of International Media, we’d like to inform you about some modifications and changes to our original plan. As you know, the contest, originally scheduled for fall of 2009, will now be extended through the spring of 2010. For those who incorporated Special Olympics into your fall 2009 syllabus, we encourage you to carry on and use this semester for students to create their contest entries as outlined below. For those who were unable to tie-in the contest in to the plans for the fall, it is our hope that by pushing the contest to the spring, you will be able to integrate the contest into the spring curriculum and syllabus in order to maximize participation in the contest. The competition will be open to college and university students currently enrolled in Journalism and Communications Schools around the world. The categories of the contest will include video and still photography. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place entrants in each category as judged by Special Olympics and the Knight Center of International Media, with final judgments made by a panel of industry leaders in the fields of advertising, television, multimedia, journalism and photography. The video category will award first, second and third place cash prizes for the following categories: Vignette - a maximum three minute piece that tells the story of an athlete, coach, family, volunteer or anyone else involved in Special Olympics. Public Service Announcement - a 30 or 60 second PSA that uses the Be a fan® messaging to promote Special Olympics (Example 1, Background) Music Video - a maximum three minute piece using music and visuals to tell a story about Special Olympics and share and promote Special Olympics messaging The photo category will award first, second and third place cash prizes for the following categories: Photo Essays – maximum 15 photos, each topic is a separate category of entry - Tell a story of the impact of and/or need for Special Olympics - Tell a story of a Special Olympics athlete - Tell a story about a Special Olympics Competition 1133 19th Street, NW / Washington, DC 20036 USA / (202) 628-3630 / www.specialolympics.org
  2. 2. Single Photo – Individually submitted, entrants can use one photo from a photo essay submitted simultaneously, but must submit specifically to the single photo category. Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded to each winning project. Any sharing of prize money is left at the discretion the project team. For each category there will be a cash prize of: 1st place - $1,000 2nd place - $500 3rd place - $250 Official contest rules, the URL of the contest website and an announcement of the final judge’s panel will be forthcoming, but we hope with the details included in this communication you will be able to begin building this contest into your spring 2010 syllabus. If you already built the contest into your fall 2009 syllabus, we encourage you to carry on and use the semester for students to create their contest entries as outlined above. Contest submissions can be submitted at any time. The official deadline for contest entry is April 1, 2010. If you are interested in participating, please respond to me at pwheeler@specialolympics.org. We will continue to provide information to you in follow-up emails. Should you have any questions please contact me at pwheeler@specialolympics.org or Professor Rich Beckman at rbeckman@miami.edu. We look forward to your school and students joining Special Olympics and telling our powerful stories of acceptance, empowerment, dignity, unity, courage, strength, confidence, respect and fun to the world. Thank you in advance for your support and interest in Special Olympics. Sincerely, Peter Wheeler Chief Communications Officer Special Olympics International 1133 19th Street, NW / Washington, DC 20036 USA / (202) 628-3630 / www.specialolympics.org

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