SHORTFORM LAUNCHES "THINGS KIDS DO" CONTEST
Two-week submission period begins today; contest spotlights children's outrageous behavior via channels showing continuous short videos
December 1, 2010—(SAN FRANCISCO)—ShortForm, the website that brings you short video clips from anywhere on the web in a continuous stream, today launched a short video contest "Things Kids Do." The submission period opens today and will be live for two weeks, ending on December 14th at 11:59 pm PST. To submit an entry in the competition, visit http://www.shortform.com/contests/things-kids-do. Submissions will be featured as part of a dedicated contest channel; once the submission period is over, users may give thumbs up to videos they like. Videos with the most thumbs up votes will move along to the next stage, and the winning videos will be selected by ShortForm's panel of judges.
Submitting a ShortForm video entry is easy. Once you've captured an amazing short video snapshot featuring kids and shenanigans, simply upload your short video to YouTube, create a free account on ShortForm.com, then upload using the "add videos" feature found on the contest homepage. Eligible videos should be under two minutes in length, and should feature your own children, roughly preschool age or younger.
ShortForm recently unveiled a new entertainment experience at NewTeeVee Live. With an active VJ community curating continuous channels featuring clips from YouTube, Digg, Facebook, and other social sites, ShortForm makes it easy for visitors to lean back and enjoy an endless stream of short video clips – similar to the TV viewing experience. ShortForm's new online experience is currently live at www.shortform.com.
ShortForm VJs curate continuous channels of their favorite videos, and share them through the ShortForm channel guide, and via social channels like Facebook and Twitter. ShortForm VJs also curate channels around specific topics like pets, travel, or food. VJs surface content that was previously hard to find, or buried, and engage viewers by creating a continuous video stream that keeps them watching.
"6 years' worth of content is uploaded to the web each day – we've created a model that makes it easier for our VJs to surface the best content," said Nader Ghaffari, CEO, ShortForm. "The next step is to activate our existing users and acquire new ones by encouraging people to submit short videos via contests like Things Kids Do. By giving people simple tools to upload videos, and curate their own video channels, our VJs are engaging their audience in a new way, and creating a disruptive new model for advertisers."
For more information, and to submit to the Things Kids Do contest, visit www.shortform.com.
ShortForm is a new entertainment medium that brings you the best short video clips from anywhere on the web in a continuous stream through channels curated by a community of VJs, each telling their own unique story. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco. ShortForm is funded by NetService Ventures Group and The Individuals' Venture Fund.