Our friends at See3, together with YouTube, NTEN and Cisco, have announced the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards Winners.
The DoGooder Video Awards is their yearly event highlighting the best in nonprofit video communication. Voting is public on YouTube.
There are four categories. The winning videos in each category is featured on the YouTube’s Spotlight Channel. They receive a free registration to the Nonprofit Technology Conference. The winners in each category receive $3,500 also.
Two things stand out when seeing the winning videos:
– The playing time of the videos. At least 2 minutes. What has become more usual in recent years.
– The amount of spoken words is enormous. Which is the typical Anglo-American style. Video communication without words rarely occurs. That’s not a value judgment but an observation.
Winner of Best of Nonprofit Video Award is Rain Forest Alliance’s “Follow the Frog”.
ImpactX Award winner END 7’s “How to Shock a Celebrity”. It brought attention to seven Neglected Tropical Diseases and helped generate funds for END 7’s movement to end seven deadly tropical disease by 2020.
We also discussed it in our virtual office and wrote about it here.
Tom: “I liked it. The reaction video meme is a couple of years old, but they treated it seriously so it works. I felt the same way when I watched.”
Aurelia: “I like the idea of showing reactions but I always have any problems with too hard images to change minds… even if it’s still effective… To my mind, the video could work even without showing us people images, that could activate our imagination and perhaps be more powerful …”
Funny for Good Award Winner: Pathfinder International’s “No Joke. Choice Matters”.
It draws attention to the difficulties women all over the globe face when trying to access reproductive health care.
Change Agent Award winner: Raf Bauer.
He was inspired by the loss of his mother to cancer.
Raf Bauer walked the Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland in a bid to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Described as the hardest long distance backpacking route in the UK, Raf walked the 350km trail solo.