Introducing the #HelpHOPELive social media video contest!


How has your community and HelpHOPELive helped you or a loved one find hope when faced with a health crisis?

Throughout August you can enter a video sharing your story for a chance to win an iPad mini!

At HelpHOPELive, we want to hear your stories. Everyone experiences a health crisis differently, and we want to know how you have been affected. Catastrophic injuries, illness, and transplants can take their toll on an individual or family, but it is always amazing to see what a caring community can accomplish during a time of need. We want to provide a place where you can share the unique story of your community, which is why we are excited to announce throughout August we will be hosting the #HelpHOPELive video contest!

You’re invited to create and submit a video up to 3 minutes in length that answers the question:

How has your community and HelpHOPELive helped you or a loved one find hope when faced with a health crisis?

The participant who receives the most votes during the month of August will win a free iPad mini!

This is a social media contest. Submitting your video is easy. You have two options:

  1. Use the contest hashtag, #HelpHOPELive, to automatically submit your video. Upload your video to either your personal Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account, then:
    • Instagram: Post your video and include #HelpHOPELive in the photo caption.
    • Twitter: Post your video in a Tweet which contains #HelpHOPELive.
    • Facebook: Post your video to the HelpHOPELive Facebook page timeline with #HelpHOPELive in the message.
  2. Use the contest home page to submit your video. Upload a video to your personal Vine, YouTube, or Instagram account, visit the contest home page, enter your email address and your video’s URL, create a brief caption for your video, and click enter.

For this contest we’re also letting you be the judge. As soon as the contest opens, you will be able to vote for your favorite videos on the contest home page. The video that receives the most votes when the contest ends on August 31 will be the winning entry and its creator will receive a free iPad mini. The sooner you enter your video, the more time you’ll have to accumulate votes! Remember to tell family and friends to vote for your submission.

All videos must be original content, and participants must have all rights necessary to post the video. Videos must be uploaded to public accounts—videos posted to private accounts cannot be accessed or accepted. Videos cannot mention specific products or brands (other than HelpHOPELive) and cannot be obscene or offensive. For more information, please read the official contest terms and conditions available on the contest home page.

A local community can be one of the greatest sources of support and comfort during a health crisis, and we want to hear your story. For more information, check out the contest home page or visit If you need help with your video entry, please send an email to Shannon Shensky at [email protected] or leave a comment on this blog post.

Best of luck to all our participants!

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