You’ve had a year to develop a new screencasting masterpiece…some practical pointers on how to level up, courtesy of our ScreenChump to ScreenChamp series of video critiques…so now it’s time to round up your best work and submit it to the ScreenChamp Awards 2013!
We’re giving away more than $4,800 worth of audio and video gear, pre-production tools, and music soundtrack gift certificates from our friends at Premiumbeat.com.
You can enter up to three videos, which we’ll sort into one of four categories: EDU/academic, sales and marketing, tutorial and training, or wildcard. Prizes will go to 16 finalists (selected by TechSmith staff), 4 category winners (selected by our panel of expert judges), and 1 People’s Choice winner (selected by popular vote).
We’re changing up the popular vote element a bit this year, in response to feedback from past participants. It’s now called People’s Choice to better reflect the nature of the award and our plan is to use a combination of likes and shares on YouTube as the voting mechanism.
What kinds of videos have done well in past years?
We take into consideration the purpose and intended audience of the video…so it’s not just about making the most hilarious dancing cat video. That said, some amount of personality and flair goes a long way toward engaging audiences (and judges!) of any kind. You’ll also want to have solid production values: high-quality audio, appropriate animations/transitions, clear visuals, logical structure, and concise delivery.
Also worth noting:
- There is no cost to enter videos
- You can use any video editing software to create your videos (no requirement to use TechSmith tools)
- Videos can be a mix of media types but must have at least some element of screen recorded content
- Videos can be in a language besides English, so long as they are captioned in English
- Videos can be any duration
Where can I learn more?
Full details including a PDF of official rules, evaluation criteria, and key dates are on the ScreenChamp Awards homepage. And if you need extra inspiration, take a look at last year’s finalist videos.
May the best screencasters win!