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Obama in 30 Seconds

Cameron Parkins, March 20th, 2008

Moveon.org recently launched a contest called “Obama in 30 Seconds,” which encourages the public to create political ads in support of Barack Obama. All works must be released under a CC BY-NC-SA license and the wining ad, which will be voted on by both the public and a panel of judges including CC Founder and CEO Lawrence Lessig, will be aired nationally. The winner will also receive a gift certificate for $20,000 in video equipment.

Entries can be submitted from March 27th to April 1st, and winners will be announced on April 17th. There is a fairly in-depth F.A.Q page with all the necessary details, so if you have an interest in Obama, CC-licensed video contests, or new HD cameras, be sure to check it all out!

MoveOn.org has a message for all filmmakers, writers, directors, actors, editors, composers, graphic artists, and animators: Whether you’re a total amateur or a total pro, now is the time to use your creativity to help Barack Obama win. We’re launching an ad contest: “Obama in 30 Seconds.”

Powered by grassroots enthusiasm, Obama has won the most states and the most delegates. But the race isn’t over, and we’ve got to pull out all the stops to help him across the finish line.

We’re counting on you to make amazing ads in the next three weeks. Then, MoveOn members and the public will rate the ads, and a panel of top artists, netroots heroes, and filmmaking professionals will pick the winner from among top ads. We’ll air the winning ad nationally, and the winner will receive a gift certificate for $20,000 in video equipment.

3 Responses to “Obama in 30 Seconds”

  1. Mick says:

    I might consider doing a Hillary in 30 seconds video. Not an Obama one though. Kind of unfair/unprofessional of moveon to pick sides when the race is so close. They should have taken submissions for both. Instead, their FAQ says that no Pro-Hillary videos will be considered. No explanation provided.

    moveon.org can f.o.a.d. :-)

  2. Chris says:

    MoveOn held a vote about 6 months ago wherein all members were given the opportunity to decide which candidate MoveOn should support. Barack won. It’s called democracy…

  3. Carter says:

    It’s called democracy when your candidate wins. It’s called fascism when the other guy (or girl) wins.