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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission Announces the 2015 Video Contest

mlk video contest 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 5, 2014


For more information, please contact:
Michael Shermis, Events Specialist, City of Bloomington Community & Family Resources Department, 349.3471, shermism@bloomington.in.gov

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission Announces the 2015 Video Contest


Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission announces the guidelines for the 2015 Video Contest. The Commission invites Bloomington-area students in elementary through high school to submit an original video that addresses the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Successful videos will include specific references to the life and legacy of Dr. King. Videos may be between 45 seconds and 3 minutes long and posted to YouTube in order to be considered for the contest. Students entering the contest should also complete the online submission form, which must include the URL to the YouTube video. In addition, the Participant Release Form is required for any non-historical person appearing in the video, including but not limited to persons videotaped, quoted or recorded. The online submission and release forms can be found on the MLK Commission website. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.


All videos posted by the submission deadline and deemed acceptable by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission will be available for viewing and voting by the public. The winning video will be shown at the City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Monday, Jan. 19, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Also, the creators of the winning video may receive $50 pre-paid gift card (for an individual submission) or a pizza party (for a group submission).


The City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission exists to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to promote the acceptance of diversity. More information on the Commission may be found on the website.


For more information on providing the URL or the video contest guidelines and release form, contact MLK Commission Liaison Michael Shermis at 349.3471 or shermism@bloomington.in.gov.


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