Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A Girl with Guts & CDSN Presents: The IBD Commercial Contest!
The IBD Commercial Contest is a video contest for those living with an IBD. If you’ve seen the current “Living with Crohn’s Disease” commercials odds are like most of the IBD community you find them annoying, depressing, and insulting. They are made by big pharmaceutical companies, and make living with Crohn’s seem like all patients deal with is fatigue and diarrhea.
The goal of this contest is to shine a light on what living with Crohn’s or another IBD (such as Ulcerative Colitis) is REALLY like! The videos can be funny, serious. musical, animated – anything you want to do (please no obscene language or sexual images/nudity). There is no minimum time length, but please do not make them longer then 60 seconds. After your video commercial is completed submit this application to either CrohnsDiseaseSN@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will be given the login information for the You Tube Channel www.youtube.com/ibdcc2012 where people can watch and vote on your commercial.
The contest is going to span 45 days: March 8th – April 8th for creating/uploading, and April 9th – April 23rd for the voting process. This gives you 1 month to make and upload your commercial – and 2 weeks for the voting process. The general public will have an opportunity to vote (so let your friends/family know!), and a panel of five judges will make up the rest of the voting process.
The winning videos and creators will be featured on A Girl with Guts (www.agirlwithguts.tumblr.com), and The Crohn’s Disease Support Network –CDSN (www.crohnsdiseasesn.com).
1st place will be awarded: a $30.00 Amazon Gift Card, a Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis – IBD rubber bracelet, and a personal customized badge/graphic for your blog or website.
2nd place will be awarded: a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card, a Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis – IBD rubber bracelet, and a personal customized badge/graphic for your blog or website.
3rd place will be awarded a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card, a Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis – IBD rubber bracelet, and a personal customized badge/graphic for your blog or website.
This is your chance to put those awful commercials to shame – while spreading awareness at the same time!
Good-luck everyone and HAVE FUN!
Sara Ringer: A Girl with Guts Founder
Jason Leitman: CDSN Founder
IBD Commercial Contest Application:
Full Name: ____________________________________
Age (Must be 18 or older to participate): _________________
Contact Info: _______________________________
Diagnosed IBD: ________________________________
Brief Description of Your Commercial: