WIN $10k for an Original Video for .TV

We love contests here at ReadWriteWeb, and even though we aren’t affiliated with this one it seems like a peach. Create your own 30 to 60 second commercial touting the benefits of having a .tv domain name, upload it to their Facebook page here, and have a shot at winning a pile of cash, or at least one of two cool digital prosumer cameras as runner-up prizes.

The folks behind .tv aren’t some fly-by-night operation, we are talking Verisign, one of the big Internet domain authorities that has been around for decades. You have to answer the question “Why should I get seen on .tv?” Entrants do not have to purchase or use any .tv domain names to enter the contest, and just have to get their submission uploaded before October 23.

Contest judging takes place over two rounds. The first round of judging begins Monday, Oct. 24, and includes a panel of judges determined by Verisign who will narrow the field to 10 semi-finalists based on the following equally-weighed criteria: on-air presence, relevance to theme, originality and creativity. The second round of judging, commencing Thursday, Nov. 3, allows for the public to vote on the 10 semi-finalist projects hosted on Facebook. Upon the conclusion of the public voting period, the top three commercials based on total votes will be awarded to a Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize winner.

So start blocking out your shots and planning your entries. Good luck!

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