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Community Service Award Video Submission

This award recognizes a company that has gone above and beyond to give back to the communities they operate in. This company is involved in their community through volunteer activities, charitable contributions and other service projects or events. Nominees will be judged on their overall contribution (funds raised, people helped, volunteerism, etc.) to their community service project and/or initiatives, as well as the positive impact (both short-term and long-term) that their efforts have made. Special consideration will be given to projects based in Nova Scotia. Please note that this award focuses on your activities in the community at large as an organization.

General Guidelines

Length: Not to exceed 5 minutes
File Settings: HD (1080p or higher) and in a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio
File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
File Name Format: Company Name_Award Category_Nominee Name – i.e. Ace PM_Property Manager_Gail Sweet
Voice Overlay: Any portion of the video consisting of a slideshow or gallery must be accompanied with a voice overlay describing what is being shown.

​Video Content

The video submission must contain the following information:

  • Provide company’s community service or mission statement.
  • How does your company promote community service participation within the workplace?
  • Provide a list of fundraising activities describing the impact on the community?
  • Provide any new initiatives or activities undertaken in 2022.

​Tips

Do a sound check: Limit as much unnecessary background noise as possible and take steps to eliminate feedback caused by echoing.
Check settings: Before shooting make sure that in your phone, laptop, or camera settings that you’re shooting in HD (1080p or higher) and in a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.
Shoot horizontally: Shooting sideways will make sure your video fits in nicely with other submissions.
Lighting: Use natural lighting when possible. However, if you cannot, you can use the lights in your house to create a three-point lighting setup. Do not let yourself be backlit. Use a window as a light source instead of a background. The subject of your video should always be brighter than what is behind it.
Camera positioning: Make sure your camera is at or above eye level. This will provide a more flattering angle than if you’re looking down at your laptop or phone. Try to have your eyes level on the upper horizontal line using the rule of thirds to look like a pro.
Background: Pay attention to the background. White walls are fine but a little boring. Shooting your video with some open space behind you can add depth to the shot.

Video Upload

Click here to upload the video.

Questions?
c: Kevin Russell
e: kevin@ipoans.ca
t: 902.425.3572