Enter the “My NAWBO” Membership Video Contest

Nov 12, 2015 | Uncategorized

Top Video Entrant Receives a 2016 NAWBO Membership!

My NAWBO Video Contest

NAWBO is pleased to announce the launch of a new video contest that’s all about the power of NAWBO membership. That’s why, at the end of the contest period, we’re awarding one top video entrant with a free 2016 NAWBO membership and two runners-up with $50 off their 2016 membership.

The “MY NAWBO” video contest is designed to capture and highlight member experiences around advantages they receive exclusively from NAWBO that have helped to propel them personally and professionally. In a short video, please tell us:

“The greatest advantage my NAWBO membership has given me and my business
that I couldn’t have received from any other organization is…”


“I am grateful to NAWBO because…”

The “MY NAWBO” video contest is open only to current NAWBO members or women business owners who join or re-join NAWBO during the contest period. The following are not eligible: members of the NAWBO National Board of Directors who might otherwise qualify, and small businesses involved in judging or communicating the contest and its winners.

The contest runs from Monday, November 9, 2015, at 9 a.m. ET through Wednesday, Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 12 midnight ET. Then, starting on Thursday, January 7, 2016, through Friday, January 29, 2016, all approved videos will be shared on the NAWBO National Facebook page. (“Like” our page here if you haven’t already!) The Top 5 videos with the most “likes” will be shared with the NAWBO National Board of Directors to select the top winner and two runners-up. Winners will be notified on Friday, January 22, 2016. The top winner will receive a complimentary 2016 NAWBO membership and be featured in a NAWBO ONE e-publication spotlight. The two runners-up will receive $50 off their 2016 membership. All video submissions will also be considered for use in promoting NAWBO nationwide during our 2016 Spring Membership Drive.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA & PROCESS: All contest submissions must:

  • Be original for this contest.
  • Not infringe on any third-party rights (logos, music, intellectual property, etc.).
  • Not include any third parties, including minors, celebrities and friends, who have not expressly authorized the entrant to display his/her image or likeness in a submitted video.
  • Be 2 minutes in length or less.
  • Be in English.
  • Be submitted to [email protected].
  • Include entrant’s contact information: Name, company name, city, state, website, e-mail and phone number.
  • Include or attach (as a Word document) a 100-word write-up about the company and video topic.
  • Be posted to a personal or company YouTube Channel. Please provide the video link with your submission.


  • You don’t need to hire a professional. A homemade quality video can work great. But plan ahead and shoot several takes to get it right.
  • Think short. Although YouTube will accept videos that are as long as 10 minutes, try to make the video between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. (2 MINUTES IS THE MAX FOR THIS CONTEST.)
  • Higher resolution equals higher quality. Record in the 4:3 standard format or 16:9 widescreen format. If you can record your video in high definition (1280×720 pixels), do it. Also, aim for good audio sound quality. Capture the best you can with the equipment you have.
  • Use sufficient lighting. People need to see you and what you are doing/talking about. The more light, the better. Also, having more than one light source will help alleviate any kind of shadows.
  • Think about what’s behind you before you hit the record button. It’s very difficult to take someone seriously if behind them is, for instance, junk scattered all over a desk.
  • Also think about your clothes, hair and make-up. Use powder and make-up that look natural and reduce shine. Make sure your hair is styled off and away from your face so it looks professional and doesn’t cast shadows. For clothing, consider wearing pants with a long hem versus a skirt or dress. Also, stay away from sleeveless tops that draw attention away from the face.
  • Try to have as much of a personality on camera as possible to come across well. Be energetic, and let the real you shine through.
  • Practice by recording sample videos and then share them with friends and family for feedback. If you’re still unsure, try recording the same video three times. Watch each take and select the one you like most.
  • Stay on topic, and try not to ramble. Only say what’s absolutely necessary to get your point across on camera.
  • You don’t need great video editing skills to make great videos. You may have to shoot take after take to get it right, but when you’re finished, you won’t have anything to edit!
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