Win $15,000 in the iRise Commercial Contest!

iRise Visualize the Prize Contest

We are very pleased to announce that the first annual iRise “Visualize the Prize” Commercial Contest starts today and has a total cash prize of $20,000.

Why are we doing this? According to chief marketing officer, Mitch Bishop, “We know we have passionate and creative users, and we want to let them share their passion with us and the broader iRise User community”.

So, what does it take to win? Are you passionate about iRise? Has iRise changed your life or the way you do business? Are you creative? Do you have a great idea for telling the world about the power of visualization?  Do you have a great way to motivate others to buy iRise?  Help us tell the world by creating a 30 to 60 second commercial about iRise and you could win $15,000.

Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think, make us say “wow, we didn’t think of that!” or “whoa, we didn’t think of that”.  You have total creative control to write, cast, direct and shoot your commercial.

We encourage you to tell us how you have used visualization and iRise to create something special.  Did you speed time to market, increase innovation, improve user experience or reduce costs?  Note that 30% of the judging criteria will be based on the liklihood to motivitate people to buy or try iRise.

What are the contest details? A summary of the contest information has been copied below and is available from the contest website at www.irisevideo.com.  Please bookmark the website so you can check back frequently for new video submissions – and don’t forget to vote for your favorites during the voting period in June.

Prizes:

  • The 1st place winner will receive $15,000
  • Two Runner-up winners will receive $2,500 each

Dates:

  • Contest starts Tuesday April 8, 2008
  • Contest ends Wednesday June 4, 2008
  • Top 10 semifinalists selected on June 6, 2008
  • Voting period runs from Friday June 6, 2008 to Friday June 20, 2008

Contest Process:

  1. Create a completely original commercial – 30 to 60 seconds long
  2. Upload your video to YouTube by June 4, 2008
  3. Register on the iRise Commercial website and submit the URL for your video
  4. Wait for iRise to approve and post your commercial on this iRise Commercial website
  5. Promote your iRise commercial video and watch all of the accepted videos on the iRise Commercial website
  6. Vote for your favorite videos from June 6, 2008 to June 20, 2008

  7. Complete rules are available here

In order to prime your creative pumps, here is an example iRise Commercial that I pulled together last week…and don’t worry, I’m not eligible to win:

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