The US is cutting edge in online journalism and as in many other fields, web video story telling is much better here than elsewhere.

An initiative in Germany is now trying to push innovative videos forward by creating a prize for web videos. The Deutsche Webvideopreis is awarded in several categories from the biggest fail to the loudest laugh, from a journalistic category to the best advertising video. For journalists, the most interesting category is probably “For your Information“.

The site is mostly in German but I am happy to assist if you want to submit a video. The limitations:

  • the video has to be in German or geared towards a German audience
  • the video has to be produced for the web
  • the video has to be published between February 1 2012 and January 31 2013
  • no copyright infringements

Most videos are really bad (Unfortunately I couldn’t find a single one I liked). So if it happens that you have produced anything related to Germany, I highly recommend you to submit your videos.You can also just go and check out what video journalists in Germany are producing.

They also host a barcamp style web video conference in Duesseldorf on May 24 and 25 2013.

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