Blood donors are rare and we need more people to pick up the habit of donating on a regular basis. This is where budding cinematographers are needed. Bloodworks Northwest, our local blood center, is hosting a film competition with $1,500 awarded to the winning school or club.

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Bloodworks Northwest is hosting a film competition for high school students.

Between now and May 16, any high school student (including groups, clubs or teams) in Thurston and Mason county is encouraged to submit a short film motivating others to donate blood. These less than 5 minute gems must include a description of the donation process, two separate messages asking people to donate, and the contact information for Bloodworks Northwest.

Liz Satwicz, Program Manager for Bloodworks, hopes submissions will be “engaging videos that promote blood donation. This is a very accessible contest as we’re not looking for TV quality, over-produced videos. We’re looking for something fun you and your friends would watch that hopefully goes viral!”

The final $1,500 prize will be awarded to the group, school, or club behind the video so any- and everyone is encouraged to participate. A list of the required film elements can be found online and Liz is readily available to answer questions via phone or email.

Parents, teachers, club directors, or coaches are urged to share details of the contest with their students. The overall odds of winning are excellent and what team couldn’t benefit with an extra $1,500?

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Five minute videos must be submitted by May 16 to be considered for the $1,500 prize.

Final announcement of the winners will be made June 6. Bloodworks Northwest will then promote the video across all of their internet and social media platforms. Viral superstardom awaits!

Students can also earn up to $500 by hosting a blood drive this summer. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.bloodworksnw.org/scholarship/

Anyone can download easy to use highly rated video editing apps and everyone wins when blood donation numbers rise.

To contact Liz Satwicz with questions or for submission details call 800-DONATE-1 extension 3036 or email her directly at lizs@bloodworksnw.org.


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