GroundReport Launches Beijing Olympics Video Contest
Ever wanted to be a reporter? Now's your chance.
Global citizen journalism website GroundReport.com is looking for citizen journalists to cover the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Now through August 31, 2008, GroundReport is inviting amateur and professional reporters to submit their original video reports from Beijing.
The winning video will get $500 and feature on GroundReport's home page.
Why is GroundReport doing this? Because the Beijing Olympics will be the first covered by Citizen Journalists. And while traditional media converges in Beijing, we want to know the story behind the story, from regular people like YOU.
Here are the rules:
- All video must be submitted through GroundReport.com. Click here to register now for a GroundReport.com account.
- Video must take place in Beijing, China, between the dates of June 25, 2008 and August 31, 2008.
- Video must be no more than 5 minutes in length.
- Video must be your original work.
- Videographers must not enter the Olympic Stadium or Olympic Villages during the Olympic Games as this is against the Olympic Charter.
- Video must be in English.
Prize: $500 USD and feature on the home page of GroundReport.com.
Who can submit videos? Anyone. Students, journalists, tourists, athletes, spectators and anyone who is interested can participate.
What are we looking for?
Whatever you come up with-- here are a few ideas:
- Economic development and construction
- Ex-pat communities
- Interviews with athletes, attendees, Olympic officials, Westerners, business owners, athletes' parents, etc.
- Hospitality / Entertainment / Restaurants
- Translation of Chinese media coverage
- Coverage of foreign media presence
- Whatever you capture!
Thanks. We can't wait to see what you discover.
Tags: Beijing Olympics , Citizen Journalism , Contest , Video , Beijing
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