Thursday, 29 October 2009

You Gotta See This!

Abbott Medical Optics Inc. is running a competition titled "You Gotta See This!". Entrants should make a video about how better vision has (or will) improve their lives. For most of us IT people, better eyesight would be a huge benefit. After all, who wants to wear one set of glasses for programming, a different set for mid-range viewing, and then take them off for looking at distant objects?

This could be a fun competition to enter. One of the themes in particular - "My favorite sport or activity would be so much cooler with better vision" is very relevant for most people. So it would be easy to have some fun making a creative video out of this.

The winning videos in the competition are determined by a community vote, so make sure you tell all your friends about your entry! If you do enter, leave a comment here so I can go and check out your video.

Full details  are listed below:

The Details (from the iLASIK Video Contest site)
1.Submit A Video
Users make and submit a video in one of the following categories:
• “My contacts are getting in the way of my good time”
• “My favorite sport or activity would be so much cooler with better vision”
• “You should see life after the iLASIK® Procedure”
2.Tell Friends To Vote
Once users submit a video, their friends can vote on it. And votes are one of the key factors in determining which videos win a prize.
3.Have A Chance To Win
• One Grand Prize winner will win $5,000 — selected from all submitted videos
• Three First Prize winners will win an HDTV package(a $2,500 value) — one per video category
•Three Second Prize winners will win the Flip UltraHD™ camcorder (a $199.99 value) — one per video category

So head down to the site today. There are lots of cool prizes to be won, and making the video itself should be heaps of fun. In fact, you could even re-make an existing video if you wanted to - the choice is yours. Now I'll just see if I can get an entry in myself..... =)


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