Nikon wants to know what it's like to be you and is sponsoring a video contest to find out well, what it's like to be you. You have until Dec. 15th to record and upload your day -- cut down to just 140 seconds-- for a chance at one of two prizes. The first prize is the $100,000 Judges Award, which is chosen by Rainn Wilson, aka Dwight Schrute from "The Office;" video blogger and internet personality Justine "iJustine" Ezarik; and commercial photographer Chase Jarvis. That also comes with a Nikon D5000 D-SLR kit to keep you going.
This prize will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Quality of video: Looks matter. So when you're shooting, keep technique in mind. Watch the composition and the clarity of the shot.
- Originality: If it's been done, don't be doing it again. Show the judges something fresh.
- Ability to capture the theme in 140 seconds or less: This isn't the 142-second video festival, so make sure you tell your story in the allotted time.
Entries don't need to be filmed with a Nikon camera, but they do need to be creative, funny, imaginative and use original music, so no lip-synching your way through "I've got a feeling," hoping to bankroll your future.
There are already many entries including the impressive, "I Just Can't Wait To Be Saturday..." shown below.
Get filming: Entries need to be uploaded to the Nikon Festival page by Tuesday, December 15th.