Sparky Awards—Make a Video for Open Access and Win Fame+Prizes!

It’s that time of the year again—the third annual Sparky Awards invite contestants to submit videos under two minutes that imaginatively portray the benefits of open access.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 along with a Sparky Award statuette, a copy of Final Cut Studio, and an iPod Nano. The Runner Up and People’s Choice Award winners will each receive $500 cool ones.

Check out some previous years’ winners:

GrowUp from SPARC on Vimeo.

Brighter from SPARC on Vimeo.

Entries in the international Sparky Awards competition must be received before December 6, 2009. To be eligible, videos must be freely available on the Internet and available for use under a Creative Commons License.

The 2009 Sparky Awards are sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, Campus MovieFest, Penn Libraries, Students for Free Culture, and the Student PIRGs, and organized by SPARC. For details on the contest and tips on organizing a local competition, visit the Sparky Awards Web site at http://www.sparkyawards.org . For details on the contest and tips on organizing a local competition, visit the Sparky Awards Web site at http://www.sparkyawards.org .

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