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Grab Your Camera… And Tell the AmeriCorps Story

April 26, 2010

The 2010 AmeriCorps Video and Photo Contest is open!

Across the country, AmeriCorps members are helping communities fight poverty, mentor youth, recover from disasters, raise graduation rates, and tackle our toughest social challenges.

AmeriCorps is expanding, and we want your help spreading the word and recruiting the next class of AmeriCorps members.

We challenge you to create a video or take a photo that tells a compelling story about how AmeriCorps has made an impact on your community.

The AmeriCorps Video and Photo Contest is open to anyone. That’s right – AmeriCorps members, alums, students, nonprofit staff, elected officials – anyone who wants to tell the AmeriCorps story!

Grand prize is a 4-day, 3-night all expenses paid trip for two to Washington DC, made possible by United HealthCare.

First prize is $500 in cash, a $1,000 contribution to the charity of your choice, courtesy of Choice Hotels and National Geographic, a NFL Gear pack customized by the NFL Players Association, and a Starbucks gift card.

Go to the contest website to see their second and third prize offerings.

The theme of the 2010 Video Contest is AmeriCorps: Getting Things Done.

Show us how AmeriCorps is making a difference in your community… how it has transformed your life… or why someone should join AmeriCorps.

Your photo or video could be used in our national recruitment efforts. Past winners’ videos have been turned into public service ads that aired on TV more than 35,000 times!

The contest deadline is June 4, so start shooting your pictures or film today.

Learn more about the contest.

Sign up for our WebChat happening this Monday, April 26th 4:00-5:00pm EST.

Find out more about the Photo and Video Contests, and learn what makes a great photo or video. Click here to register.

The AmeriCorps Week Team

P.S. We’d like to recognize and thank the sponsors who generously supported this year’s prizes: United HealthCare, Choice Hotels, National Geographic, Starbucks, and the NFL Players Association.

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