The Chronicle of Philanthropy is running a great contest. It is simple and fun to enter - Go on over as soon as you finish reading this article and enter. There is a $5000 donation to your favorite charity first prize and two $2500 donation prizes. That’s a lot of motivation to enter. The Chronicle has partnered with the Entertainment Industry Foundation to have viewers create their own ideas of how volunteerism can be incorporated into their favorite TV shows. The ideas will be used for “iParticipate” week of volunteer focused television programs.
There are simple rules. Think of ways your favorite TV show could develop plots or themes that feature volunteers for your favorite charity, and send in your story pitches — either in writing or on video. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $5,000 donation in their name to their charity. Two Silver Prize winners will each receive a $2,500 donation in their name to their charity. Your pitch can be a video no more than 3 minutes long or a 250 word written proposal.
My husband and I have already entered and are rooting for our favorite charities. I submitted a script idea for The Big Bang Theory and my husband submitted one for Top Chef. Our charities are Community Agencies Corporation of NJ and Saint Vincent's Academy - both in Newark, NJ.
The contest deadline is Monday, October 26, 2009 so don’t delay. Here is the link for more information:
Chronicle of Philanthropy TV Script Contest