SkillCount Announces Promotional Video Contest: $1,000 in Prizes

Martinez, California (EastBayDaily) — SkillCount, a website for creating a new type of portfolio, announced the launch of their first promotional video contest today. The contest will be hosted on the SkillCount website and is scheduled to last until July 16th. SkillCount is offering $750 for first place, $250 for second place and a SkillCount t-shirt for the top ten submissions.

“I’m very curious to see what sorts of things our video ambassadors come up with to represent the SkillCount brand,” stated Woody Hunt, founder of SkillCount. Hunt’s goal for SkillCount’s first contest: achieve national brand awareness. “However… that may be unlikely,” Hunt predicts. He mentions that even without overnight success, there will be value in feedback received during the contest. Hunt plans to use the feedback from SkillCount users to understand more accurately how he can help businesses who use SkillCount.

When asked about future contests, Hunt answered, “I’d be very surprised if this was our first and last.” Hunt’s advice to participants for this first challenge: “Be creative!” Hunt encourages quality over duration, saying, “a hilarious, witty and informational 30 second video could easily take the cake here.”

*About the SkillCount Promotional Video Contest*

Videographers need to create a promotional video. Requirements: Video must be under 3 minutes. Video should answer the question “What is SkillCount?” Contestants can use the SkillCount Blog to find more information about SkillCount. At the completion of the video, the viewer must understand SkillCount’s concept. Only videos with a minimum of 50 votes can be considered for a prize.

All submissions are due by July 16th, 2010. The winners will be selected on July 31st, 2010. The community will rate the submissions using SkillCount’s rating system. The submission with the highest average rating and over 50 votes will earn the first place prize.

Contestants need to visit the for the full description and to upload their submission.

*About SkillCount*

SkillCount was founded in 2009 in Martinez, California. SkillCount offers its users validation of their skills though the use of the SkillCount rating system. With a SkillCount portfolio, users can upload work samples in the SkillCount categories (Writing, Graphic Design, Video Production, and Photography) and interact with peers where they can learn or show off their skills. The rated portfolio is a tool for attracting potential employers or for employers to seek out the best. For more information or to create an account, visit


Janet Rodriguez