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Videotect – An Architecture Minnesota Video Competition

Architecture Minnesota, the award-winning magazine published by AIA Minnesota, announces Videotect, a video competition that invites people of all ages and backgrounds to assemble creative, thought-provoking commentary on the skyway and its impact on urban life.

The creators of Videotect designed the competition as an opportunity for the public to share their insights about the spaces they live, work, and recreate in every day.

Videotect culminates in a screening event at the Walker Art Center Cinema on 31 March 2012, where a number of the submissions will be shown, the winners will be announced, and audience members will select the winner of the Viewers’ Choice Award.

Videotect Seeks Video Commentary on Skyway Life

Architecture Minnesota’s Videotect competition is seeking original digital videos that present a point of view on transportation choices, their impact on the environment and human health, and the role that design can play in enhancing them.

What’s your favorite way to get around, and why? How can buildings and public spaces support sustainable transportation options? And why should we care?

Show Architecture Minnesota what you think in a 30- to 120-second video. Celebrate, critique, parody, satirize, document, or dramatize — just make sure it’s creative.

Submissions will be judged not on their production quality but on their ability to engage viewers and get them thinking.

The Best Videos will be Awarded with Monetary Prizes

The judges will award a $2,000 Grand Prize and four $500 Honorable Mentions.

Videotect Invites People of All Ages and Backgrounds to Submit

  • This contest is open to people of all ages and backgrounds, except employees and their immediate family members of Architecture Minnesota, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota (“AIA Minnesota”), and Tilka Design.
  • All submissions must be 30 to 120 seconds in length.
  • You should download the Architecture Minnesota logo from the official website and incorporate it into the beginning or end of your video.
  • Videos may use any combination of moving images, stills, drawings, graphics, voice-over, music, live action, animation, or subtitles. It is very important that you are the owner or have permission to use all materials contained in the videos.
  • Because video submissions will be hosted on Architecture Minnesota’s Vimeo channel, the preferred format for all submissions is mp4. But entrants may also submit their videos in the 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, asf, asx, avi, divx, mts, m2t, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, mov, mpe, mpeg, mpg, ogg, and wmv digital file formats.
  • Video files must be less than 100 MB in size.

Register Online on Architecture MN

First thing you need to do is register on the official website. Once registered you can choose a way to send your videos to the organizers.

It is also important that you send a signed wavier form with any entry.