Tulsa Animal Welfare has two videos entered into the SHELTER ME video contest, sponsored by PetSafe, which could provide a cash prize to TAW.
The SHELTER ME video contest taps into the creativity of the public to communicate different ways to help shelter pets around the country, such as promoting adoption, fostering, spay/neuter, donating and volunteering at animal shelters.
Individuals were asked to create a short video about shelter pets to see their work on national television (PBS) and receive prize money. The prize money will be split between the creator of the video and the public shelter of their choice.
Winners will be selected by the number of views the videos receive, their rating and how many times the videos were shared. Voting begins on Nov. 4, 2013 and ends on Dec. 20, 2013.
The prize for first place is $5,000, second place is $3,000 and third place is $2,000. Both videos can be viewed and shared now.
The 10 most popular videos at the end of the voting period will be reviewed by the SHELTER ME judging panel and three videos will be selected that most effectively raise awareness about shelter animal issues.
VIDEO ONE: Saving lives, one photo at a time
Shows how volunteer photographer Sherry Stinson has helped change the public perception of the animals at Tulsa Animal Welfare.http://contest.shelterme.com/videos/108
VIDEO TWO: Radar’s Story
Tells how a puppy from Tulsa Animal Welfare became a hero showing kids how to be safe in Oklahoma’s severe weather.
The selection of 10 semi-finalists will be based on
1) The number of views (must view to the end to count);
2) The number of shares on Facebook and Twitter; and
3) The number of votes and the average rating of the video.
For more information, including the official contest rules for the SHELTER ME video contest, visit: http://contest.shelterme.com/information