Submit your YouTube video by the end of this month for your chance to win an awesome prize! A fun way to grow your audience and enhance your video production skills. Rules and entries are below.

Contests and Updates

Check our update covering the latest visual effects, tutorials, assets and more. Compete in our VFX contest and win prizes. Rules and entries are below.

This Month's Contest: Turning to the Darkside
Capture the moment of turning to the darkside!

Use VFX to create the moment someone (or something) turns EVIL!

1st Place Prizes:

  • Win a surprise!
  • AND be featured on the ProductionCrate home page for the duration of the next contest

Scoring Criteria:

  • X/30 - Originality / Creativity with given theme
  • X/30 - Use of VFX (Use at least 1 effect from FootageCrate)
  • X/20 - Story / Narrative
  • X/10 - Emotion response (Laugh out loud or comedy, make us jump for horror)
  • X/10 - Use of music and/or SFX.

Important Dates:

  • Video must be submitted by September 30th 2020, 11:59 PM PST
  • The winner will be chosen & announced by our team on the 2nd of October 2020.

Rules & Regulations:

  • Use at least 1 effect from, or in your video
  • Your entry must be 10 seconds or shorter
  • Your entry must be posted to YouTube
  • Your entry must have a link to in the video description
  • To participate you must be atleast 18 years old or have a parents permission
  • Participants must agree to and follow our official contest rules.

* Youtube is not a sponsor of this contest. Entries which are not eligible, or don't follow the YouTube Community Guidelines will be disqualified. This contest is free to enter, and will be void in jurisdictions where prohibited. Participants agree to release YouTube, our sponsors/affiliates, and ProductionCrate from any and all liability related to this contest. To read our official rules click here. To read our privacy policy click here. To read our terms & conditions click here.

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