Call For Entries: In Search of Inspiring Stories, Do Something World Launches Global Video Contest

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International Video Contest will Award Over $14,000 in Cash Prizes

“We’re confident this contest will produce some wonderful stories of service told by talented, creative storytellers,” said McPherson. “The video format is a powerful medium and we want to leverage video to illustrate how people around the globe are doing

Seeking to inspire and gather a collection of outstanding original stories on the subject of extraordinary community service, Do Something World (DSW), is hosting a video contest with a 1st place prize of $5,000. The top 50 submissions will be awarded cash prizes by the judging panel. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2011.

Miles McPherson, pastor and author, founded "Do Something World" to encourage churches and individuals to take action by positively impacting people’s lives through volunteerism and community service. A former NFL football player and founder of the Rock Church San Diego, McPherson authored DO Something: Make Your Life Count, which has quickly inspired an international movement of service. McPherson recognizes the effects of the economic crisis on communities and the powerful impact individuals can have by volunteering to serve.

“We’re confident this contest will produce some wonderful stories of service told by talented, creative storytellers,” said McPherson. “The video format is a powerful medium and we want to leverage video to illustrate how people around the globe are doing something to serve in their communities. We’re looking for videos that illustrate and embody the message, mission and strategy of Do Something World as an organization.”

The format for submissions was left intentionally broad: Entries can be one to four minutes in length and must be consistent with the mission of Do Something World. Beyond that, contest guidelines leave space for artistic interpretation and expression. Video content can be previously published material or new material developed specifically for the DSW contest. Entries from both professionals and amateurs are encouraged. Contest guidelines are available at http://dosomethingvideos.com.

DSW is building a unique platform to act as a global forum for the free exchange of ideas and content that will encourage and instruct volunteerism and community service. The Video Contest kicks off the effort to aggregate these inspiring stories, providing a rich resource for volunteers and the organizations that they serve.

Contest and entry details can be found at http://dosomethingvideos.com.

About Miles McPherson
Whether sharing the stage with a former U.S. president or producing an Emmy Award-winning documentary, Miles McPherson stands at the forefront of ministry mobilization. McPherson, a former NFL player, is the President of Miles Ahead, an outreach ministry focused on sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with teens and adults all over the world, and Senior Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, California. He recently authored Do Something! Make Your Life Count, which has garnered international acclaim for its global volunteerism philosophy. He has appeared on many national television shows, including Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The O'Reilly Factor, and Fox & Friends.

About Do Something World
Do Something World is a place where individuals, groups or churches join with thousands of others who have stepped up to change the world around them - and show how ordinary people can do extraordinary things with God’s transforming power. The Do Something World movement was founded by Pastor/Evangelist Miles McPherson, president of Miles Ahead and Senior Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, one of the fastest growing churches in the United States. With its more than 100 lay-led ministries, and a commitment to its community of 700,000 volunteer hours during 2010, the Rock Church is a Do Something World training center. Together, Miles Ahead and Do Something World have completed 22 campaigns across Africa, Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.

For more information on Do Something World, visit http://dosomethingworld.org. For more information on Miles McPherson, visit http://milesmcpherson.com.

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