The national black worker center video contest for kwanzaa kuumba

The National Black Worker Center is looking for a Black Videographer for an upcoming project in 2021. What better way to find that person than with a contest?! So… show us what you’ve got! Submit your 90 second video mash up by January 7th, 2020. Winning Videographer will acquire a contract with the National Black Worker Center. Will that be you? Let’s go!



Eligibility: Anyone can enter the competition, except for staff, directors, and officers of the National Black Worker Center, and their respective spouses, parents, siblings, and children. Submissions from both individuals and teams are accepted. Winner/s: Once selected, Qualifiers will be required to send their full name, a short biography and a photo to be used in the promotion of the competition.

Under 18: If you are under 18 you are eligible to participate in this Contest if you obtain your parents’ or legal guardians’ express permission to participate. Proof of express permission may be requested.

Organizers: The organizers of this contest is the National Black Worker Center.

Deadline: The Video Contest closes on January 15th, 2020 (EST 11:59pm). Submissions received after this time will not be considered.

Theme: Joyful Protest. Depict what it looks like to protest in a joyful manner.

Prizes: The first, second, and third place winners will have an opportunity to bid for a new video project with the National Black Worker Center in 2021.

Length and format: Your video should be a maximum of 90 seconds long and be the standard YouTube format (16:9 aspect ratio). The video should illustrate the beauty, power, and resilience of the Black community – Black artistry, Black organizing, Black excellence, and etc. Videos should either be in English or contain accurate English subtitles. Your video entry should be uploaded to a YouTube account and set to “public”. The video description on YouTube should include: – Individual or team name(s) – a very brief explanation of what the video is trying to show and its relation to the beauty, power, and resilience of the Black community.

Submit your entry: To submit your entry, use the form below or email your Youtube video link to Only one submission is allowed from each individual contestant (or from a team or it’s members). Once we receive your entry we will add it to a playlist on our YouTube channel. Winner Announcement: The National Black Worker Center will select and announce their top 3 videos by January 15th, 2021. Filming others. Always get express permission from anyone who will appear in your video, in its original form as submitted and also in any (derivative) form. Don’t film other companies’ logos. Do not include any logos, trademarks, designs, or other intellectual property or commercial property in your video without express permission. The Organizers may request proof of express permission. Anything deemed inappropriate will be rejected. No offensive or sensitive content will be tolerated, that includes religious or anti/religious, violent, or pornographic content.

Only your work: You may only submit films that you have worked on yourself. Use of others’ work without permission will automatically disqualify a submission. The National Black Worker Center will get full rights to the video(s) you submit. By submitting your entry to this Contest, you grant the Organizers (jointly and severally) a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted entry, in any media including posting in an online gallery, publication(s), and various marketing materials, and with right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works therefrom, and agree to execute documents confirming such right and license at the Organizers’ reasonable request. By entering or permitting your child to enter, you understand that your/their entry (or portion thereof) may be posted online, in the Organizers’ sole discretion, to be viewed by members of the general public. Don’t do something illegal or film something illegal. Do not film any criminal or other illegal activity or provoke others to do something illegal on your film.

Waiver: By participating in this Video Contest, you agree that the Organizers will have no liability whatsoever (jointly and severally) for, and will be held harmless by the entrant team (jointly and severally) for any liability for any bodily injury, violation of personality or personal data, loss, cost or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property, damages sustained due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your creation, use, or intended use of your entry, participation in this Contest, and the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize. This Contest and these Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by the substantive laws of the United States, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

Disputes: Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including the validity, invalidity, breach, or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the state of North Carolina. The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English. By entering the Contest, including permitting your child to enter this contest, you hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Rules and are fully familiar with its contents.

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