Extends Deadline for Video in Practice (VIP) Contest

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Due to the surprisingly large number of entries, has decided to extend the submission deadline by one week, ensuring that everyone has time to post their entry. The contest's prizes have been increased. Each winner will now get an iPad 2.

Response to the contest has been even better than we'd hoped's first contest is already a hit. The top online destination for small and large businesses that want to do more with online video, OnlineVideo,net, launched its first-ever contest, the Video in Practice (VIP) contest, on April 11. Its goal is to reward businesses both large and small that are using online video effectively and creatively. Since then, entries have been streaming in from companies and organizations around the globe.

To make sure that everyone that wants to enter has a chance, the site's editors have decided to extend the submission deadline by one week. To enter, go to the contest homepage and upload a video:

After submitting a video, use the email link on the contest page to tell the site's editors about your site and how you're using online video.

All entries will be judged by the online public in a voting round that lasts from May 9 to May 23. That will determine the top three entries in each of the five categories (small business, large business, local products and services, national products and services, and nonprofit/government/educational or other organization).

Once the top three entrants in all categories are decided, the contest's judges will determine the winners. Judges for the Video in Practice contest include Mark Douglas from the popular Key of Awesome podcast; Jan Ozer, a widely published online video expert; Mark Robertson, from the online video site, and Troy Dreier, the senior associate editor for

“Response to the contest has been even better than we’d hoped,” said editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, “So we decided to give even more people time to show off their stuff.”

The entrants are now competing for an even bigger prize: the winner in each of the five categories will take home an iPad 2 (a $499 value). This is in addition to the previously announced prizes. Up for grabs is Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium (a $1,699 value), Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro (a $299 value), Sorenson Media Squeeze 7 (a $799 value), Telestream Wirecast 4.0 (a $449 value), and Wowza Media Server (a $995 value). Sponsors for the contest include Adobe, Microsoft, Sorenson, Telestream, and Wowza Media, all of whom contributed prizes for the winners.

The contest is open to companies and organizations around the world. Anyone who has created outstanding online video is encouraged to enter.

About is devoted to helping business owners grow their online performance by serving video. The site includes video essentials, strategy tips, buyer’s guides, how-tos, reviews, and more. was created by the team behind, a daily must-read for those working in online video and audio. Both sites are owned by Information Today, Inc, of Medford, New Jersey.


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