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$1000 First Prize for Winning Video that Shows a Renaissance Story

May 26, 2015

[FERNDALE] – Filmmakers are invited to submit a one-to-three minute video that shows a Sullivan Renaissance story as part of a video contest with a first prize of $1000.  Both experienced and first-time filmmakers are welcome.  There is no submission fee.

As part of its 15th year celebration, the contest will tell the stories of how Sullivan Renaissance has impacted people, organizations and communities.  The winning video will receive $1000, with additional prizes for the runners up. 

The contest is open to anyone age 14 and older with an interest in video making.  Individuals do not need to have a prior relationship with Sullivan Renaissance.  To learn more about the program and see a list of 2015 projects, many of which have inspiring stories, go to

Not sure how to make a video?  Sullivan Renaissance has compiled a variety of tips and tools, including a list of local organizations to which budding filmmakers can bring questions and receive hands-on assistance. For information on how to edit, see the YouTube video by Zac Stuart-Pontier, Narrowsburg native and editor of The Jinx , at  

To participate, individuals should register with their name, mailing address, phone and email.  Entries must be received by Wednesday, July 15 by emailing the following information to name, contact information, title of video, featured community, and YouTube or Vimeo link to video.

The judging criteria includes: length, message clarity, creativity, audience appeal and technical aspects.

Participants will be notified of the judges’ decisions by August 3.  The winning submission will be shown at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 10 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

For more information call 845-295-2445. 

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.