*UPDATE* This contest has been updated
Yesterday I announced that I’d personally be offering $100 to the best video submitted exclusively to Cop Block for next months Friday’s Finest post. I’ve talked it over with the other Cop Block contributors, who will be judging such videos with me, and decided to break down the details in this post.
The basics of the contest are simple:
- Film police conducting their duties
- Submit to Cop Block; I’ll discuss how below
- Do not post your video on line before contacting Cop Block
The submissions will be judged on content (what’s actually going on in the video), how the videographer handles themselves (as we’d like this to be educational) and quality of video (though the CB team is willing to assist in editing).
How to get Cop Block your video
There are two options for sending us videos. One being to email us (see below) and we’ll give you access to our YouTube channel where you can upload the video as private. If your video needs editing then email us and we’ll provide you with an address, so you can mail us a CD, we’ll then edit it for you and post it on our YouTube channel.
Deadline and other info
I think it goes without saying that engaging (not monitoring), harassing and yelling/swearing at police will be frowned upon. You might make the pages of Cop Block for such video but you will not win any prizes and we’ll post your video as a what not to do. Again, it’s important that the video is recent and not posted on line already. By par taking in this contest you’re giving Cop Block the exclusivity of your footage, to use as we please.
Be creative, call a police department about a local issue, follow a cop for a day, film cops in court or simply film a traffic stop of someone you don’t know.
The deadline for submitting videos is June 7th. Then, depending on the number of videos, Cop Block will post the top 3 -5 videos for viewers to vote on. The winner of such votes wins the cash prize. I also have some small prizes for those who don’t win. If anyone else out there wants to donate something for this contest please contact us via email.