Call for Submissions: GONE IN 30 SECONDS Video Contest, The Department Of Culture

GONE IN 30 SECONDS Video Contest DEADLINE: 6 p.m. EST. Sunday, October 5th, 2008.

Speak up. Speak out. Speak fast.

The Department Of Culture wants you to get involved! Show Canada in 30 seconds how you feel about the Conservative government’s dramatic dismantling of arts, cultural and social programs since 2006.

Use your skills – in design or computer animation or film or acting or singing or playing the kazoo or blowing bubbles or – well, you get the point.

These submissions will be entered into a national online contest.

Celebrity judges will pick the winning entries, which will be showcased at the DoC’s huge fundraising concert on Oct. 9th at the Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto.

What’s the deal?

Read the fine print but here are the overall rules:

  • Your movie must be EXACTLY 30 seconds. Not more, not less.
  • Don’t break the law
  • Don’t screw around with people’s human rights
  • Don’t break copyright law.

The top 10 videos will be selected by you online at YouTube, and then passed on to our panel of celebrity judges.

The finalists’ videos will be aired at our huge kick-ass concert on Oct. 9th at the Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto. The winner will be announced live at the concert and online before midnight Oct. 9th. There will be prizes awarded for the top 2 videos and 3 honourable mention prizes.

The videos will be judged on:

  • 50% Creativity – how it was made, message presented, use of theme, design
  • 50% Content – well thought out, clear message, persuasive content.


To submit, upload your video on YouTube and then fill in the submission form on our website: Make sure to include the link to your video on YouTube.

Use it, or lose it. Participate in your culture or it will be GONE IN 30 SECONDS!