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Why Open Education Matters Video Competition

Yesterday Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Institute launched the Why Open Education Matters Video Competition.

The competition will award cash prizes, provided by the Open Society Institute, of up to $25,000 for the best short videos that explain the use and promise of free, high-quality open educational resources and describe the benefits and opportunities these materials create for teachers, students and schools.

Anyone older than 13 is eligible to enter.

Create Short Videos Explaining the Benefits of Open Education

The task is to create a short video that explains the benefits and promise of Open Educational Resources for teachers, students and schools everywhere.

The Why Open Education Matters Video Competition coincides with the first annual Open Education Week. Open Ed Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of free and open sharing in education. While Open Educational Resources have been around for 10 years now, the benefits and promise of a the global Open Education movement needs to be known to all. We need your help.

Your videos must be submitted to the competition website by 5 June 2012, and winners will be announced 18 July 2012.

Cash prizes include $25,000 (first), $5,000 (second), and $1,000 (Public Choice Award).