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Love the thrill of driving through the cut-in-the-hill or exploring your neighborhood? Know an individual whose story demonstrates our community spirit? Want to highlight a "best kept secret" of the Tri-State? 

Capture a video that you think best tells the story of our region and enter it in the Through My Eyes video competition, powered by WCPO and The Story Project, for a chance to win cash prizes and bragging rights!

Contest Requirements:
  • Videos must be from 6 seconds to 2 minutes in length, less than 200MB in size
  • Can be shot with anything from a smartphone to an HD camera
  • Entrants must be over the age of 13 to enter
  • Submissions accepted Sept. 2 through Oct. 10

Finalists will be selected by an expert panel by Oct 20 and winners will be chosen by public vote concluding the week of Nov. 3. There are three winners in each of three categories, and two special prizes:

  • Student: Registered students in high school (grades 9-12) or equivalent home school program, or students registered in a two- or four-year college. (Sponsored by the University of Cincinnati)

First - $1,000
Second - $750
Third - $250

  • Professional: Individuals who earn more than 50 percent of their income from video production or related fields (Sponsored by The Big Idea Challenge, Greater Cincinnati Foundation and The Story Project)

First - $1,000
Second - $750
Third - $250

  • General Public: Anyone not in school who does not produce videos for their profession (Sponsored by The Big Idea Challenge and Greater Cincinnati Foundation)

First - $1,000
Second - $750
Third - $250

Special Prizes (Chosen from all of the entries by a judge)

  • Best UC entry: Best video submitted by a UC student, as determined by a judge from UC (Prize sponsored by University of Cincinnati) 

Prize - $500

  • Best Portrayal of Active, Healthy Community: Best video portraying an active, healthy lifestyle, as determined by a judge from Interact for Health (Sponsored by Interact for Health

Prize - $500

Need some examples? Check these out:


All times are in Eastern Time.            Completed            Current           Future   
Submission Period Voting Period
Tue, Sep 02 2014 12:01 AM -
Fri, Oct 10 2014 11:59 PM
Mon, Oct 20 2014 12:01 AM -
Thu, Oct 30 2014 11:59 PM
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