At TechSmith, we believe in the power of visual communication, especially video, and because of that belief, we want to honor those creators who are putting it to good use. To do so we’re hosting the 3rd Annual ScreenChamp Awards. We asked ReelSEO for the opportunity to share with this news their community because we know that you’re an amazing collective of creators. Not only do we think that video creators using screen content need recognition, we want to help make everyone aware of how awesome videos are at reaching an audience, communicating ideas, teaching, helping to market and sell, and even, yes, entertain.

With over 150 entries from 13 countries last year, we’re looking to continue to expand the reach and find the best of the best.  We would love to have you participate and make this year the best year yet. So while we won’t go into all the details of the contest here (you can check out the official rules here) there are a few things you should know:

  • It’s completely free to enter.
  • You can use any software and tools to make your video. (Yes, we make Camtasia but you’re not required to use it and it’s not a factor in judging.)
  • We do require that your video includes some screen captured element.

Submission deadline is Oct 18, 5 PM EST

We’ll narrow down the entries to the top 16, with four entries in each category: Training, Sales and Marketing, Education, and Wild Card. The videos will be viewed by a panel of judges to select each of the category winners. The 16 nominees will also compete for the popular vote. On December 11, 2013, we’ll announce the winners on our live web show The Forge.

Of Course There’ll Be Some Great Prizes, So What Are They?

The 16 Nominees will each receive a custom t-shirt, a Moleskine notebook, and a Staedtler pen set. The 4 Category winners will bag themselves a Blue Yeti Microphone, a GorillaPod tripod, a pop filter, some Sennheiser HD-280 Pro headphones, $100 voucher for (royalty free music & SFX), and a custom-made ScreenChamp trophy.

screenchamp prizes

The winner of The Popular Vote will receive a Canon T5i camera, a 18-55 mm EF-S IS STM lens, a Zoom H4 digital microphone/recorder, a pop-up green screen, two 32GB SDXC memory cards, a Shure wireless microphone, $250 voucher for, and the custom-made ScreenChamp trophy.

Need Some Inspiration? Here Are Last Year’s Winners

Take a quick look at last year’s five winning videos, as selected by our expert panel of judges and the popular vote. You can also dive deeper and see last year’s awards show and our conversation with the judges about each video. We’re accepting entries until October 18th, 5 PM EST and we are really looking forward to seeing your videos.