Videos submitted by companies about these topics relevant to Manufacturing Day:
- Your company’s plans for Manufacturing Day 2014
- What your company did for Manufacturing Day 2013
- The pride you and your co-workers take in your manufacturing work
- How your company affects your larger community
- Efforts you and your company have made to connect with the next generation of manufacturers
Video submissions may depict how something is made, however videos should not explicitly promote products or services. While videos can express pride in one’s company or nation, videos should not disparage other companies, countries, or people. Videos should be no more than 4 minutes long.
Submissions will be reviewed and judged by representatives from Manufacturing Day’s Co-Producer organizations. Submissions will be evaluated based on their relevance to the topics related to Manufacturing Day noted above, as well as creativity and originality. You are encouraged to invite people you know to view and like your videos on their host site. Judges will take into account the general popularity of each video as they view it and this will be one of the factors used to determine winners.
Selection of Winners and Prizes
There will be five companies selected as regional winners. Only one winner will be selected from each region. One of the five regional winners will be declared the grand prize winner. The Regions are:
Northeast: ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD DE
Southeast: DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, KY, TN, GA, FL, MS
Upper Midwest: OH, MI, IN, WI, IL, MN, ND, SD, IA, NE, Canadian Provinces of NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
Lower Midwest: KS, MO, AR, LA, AL, OK, TX, NM, CO
West: WA, OR, CA, AK, HI, AZ, ID, UT, NV, WY, MT, Canadian Provinces of AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, SK, YT
Each regional winning company will receive a $500-value prize package consisting of the following:
- A complimentary license agreement to screen American Made Movie on the date of their choice between Oct. 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015 (License Agreement Required). These screenings may be used as a fundraiser event to support a local school or school system offering training in manufacturing technology or for any other educational cause related to local skills development of a young manufacturing workforce.
- The choice of an official 8’ x 3’ Manufacturing Day banner or a 10’ Manufacturing Day feather flag sign to use at their 2014 Manufacturing Day event.
Links to all qualified submissions will be added to the Manufacturing Day YouTube channel starting the week of September 1, 2014. The five winning videos will also be permanently featured on the Manufacturing Day website www.mfgday.com. All winners will be featured in regional and national news releases issued by the national Manufacturing Day producers.
The grand prize winner will also receive the following:
- A visit to the winner’s American Made Movie screening by Mark Andol, featured in the movie. Mark is the founder of the Made in America store and the owner of General Welding & Fabricating in New York. He will introduce the movie, do a Q & A session with the audience, or a media interview as requested by the winner
- A $250 gift card to use in purchasing refreshments for their Manufacturing Day or American Made Movie celebration.
- Scholarship in the company’s name (see below)
The Scholarship Fund
A percent of each licensing fee collected between July 1 and Nov. 1, 2014 for scheduled screenings of American Made Movie will be donated by Life is My Movie Productions to start a Manufacturing Day scholarship program. Other donations to the scholarship fund will also be solicited through the Manufacturing Day website. The annual award will go to a student engaged in post-secondary studies to prepare for a career in manufacturing. The first award from this program will be made in the name of the Grand Prize winning company in this contest to a student who applies between Nov. 1, 2014 and March 30, 2015 for a Fall 2015 semester scholarship. Scholarship application information will be released in September 2014.
For more information please see the Official Rules.