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    Leagues & Credit Unions, Start Your Cameras

    Last week CUNA News Now broke the news that we’re hosting a video contest for REAL Solutions leagues and credit unions. Here are the details:

    • Who? Participating REAL Solutions leagues, credit unions, and their members.
    • What? We’re calling all of you to capture testimonials and stories from members that show the impact your work through REAL Solutions has had in their lives and communities.
    • When? The contest began June 1st and ends Nov. 2.
    • Prize? The grand prize-winning entry will score 3 free trips to Washington DC: for the winning league, credit union, and member. Winners will share the stage as our VIP guests at the Wegner Awards Dinner at the 2010 CUNA GAC.
    • How many can we submit? As many as you want. In fact, the more entries you submit the better your chances of winning.


    We’ll be showcasing entries right here on the site and at speaking events nationally. The best entries will focus more on the members’ stories than on the REAL Solutions programs involved.

    For the nitty gritty details and rules, download our contest flyer, or attend our conference call on June 8th at 3pm Eastern. Drop me or Lois an email for conference call details.

    How to Submit

    You can send us your videos a couple of ways -

    By snail mail

    Send a DVD or USB key along with contact info and copies of the Release Authorization and Publicity Consent Forms to:

    Lois Kitsch
    601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 600
    South Building
    Washington, DC 20004

    By email

    Send an email with the attached video – or YouTube / other video sharing service link – and short description including:

    • League contact information
    • Credit union / member contact information
    • Copies of the Release Authorization and Publicity Consent Forms


    ...to Jill Stevenson – jstevenson [at] ncuf [dot] coop.

    Next week: Member Testimonial Toolkit

    Update (6/9/09): The toolkit is now available! Click below to download -

    Check back soon: Next week we’ll post an in-depth guide to gathering member testimonials. The guide tackles:

    • Ideas for promoting the contest and contacting and scheduling members
    • A list off potential off-camera questions you can ask members
    • White-label release forms for your league or credit union’s use
    • Videography basics for dummies (no offense, it’s just a term)

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  1. All, We are very excited about hosting this contest. It is going to be so much fun to hear what members are saying about their credit unions. We hope you’ll join us and add your member stories – For more info give me a call, send me an email (address is linked in the post), or leave a comment right here on the blog.

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