After the contest deadline, we're going to sort through all the eligible entries and recommend the five best to be rated by our great panel of judges. The judges include Davis Guggenheim, Nina Paley, Liz Dwyer, Anya Kamenetz, James Franco, Angela Lin, and Mark Surman. Those judges will award the first and second place prizes based on the following 100-point scale:
25 points: overall impact (persuasive, informational, educational)
25 points: originality and creativity (concepts, ideas, format)
25 points: relevance and clarity of message
25 points: technical proficiency and quality
In addition to the first ($25,000) and second ($5,000) prizes, there is a Public Choice Award. Once the submission period has ended, we're display all the videos on the whyopenedmatters.org website. You will be able to view all the eligible video submissions and vote for your favorite. You'll only get one vote, so choose wisely! The Public Choice Award winner will receive $1,000.