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3rd Annual Amateur Film Fest Deadline

The 3rd Annual GoPro / Racer X Online Amateur Film Festival deadline is Friday November 9 at 11:59 EST. If you have yet to submit an entry, there is still time, but you need to get to work to beat the dealine. The grand prize will get a budget to make an exclusive video for Racer X Online, plus a slew of killer prizes from GoPro, Racer X, and our new sponsor, Unit.

We've made a significant change to this year's contest. We've decided to loosen the definition of "amateur." This year, even if you've been paid on a freelance basis to make occasional videos, you're still welcome to participate. However, if you make your living as a videographer or video editor (i.e. you're a pro), you are ineligible. If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us to discuss at before you get to work. Eligibility is at our discretion.

Here's how it will work, in a nuthsell.

1. The first six weeks will be the submission period. Videographers have between now and 11:59 EST on November 9 to create an original video for the contest.

2. An internal panel of judges will vote on all entries, and the top eight entrants will make the semi-finals. Judge voting will also establish seeds from 1 to 8.

3. From there, we’ll run two videos against each other each week for a month, tournament style. The winner of each week, as determined by viewer voting, will advance to the finals. A final round of viewer voting will then determine our GoPro/Racer X Online Film Festival winner and runners-up from the four finalists.

Want to enter? Go to the official website of the 3rd Annual GoPro/Racer X Online Film Festival, read the rules, download the assets, and get started!

Oh, and be sure to check out these tips. They may give you an edge on the competition.

A huge thanks to GoPro and Unit for their support of this contest and amateur filmmaking in general.