1 week left to enter the Vimeo Awards which I am judging!!

Please read my ethics statement here


It’s submission time for the second almost annual Vimeo awards! (The last one was in October 2009). It was an amazing event last year and next year’s one will be even better…why? More categories!

So what is the deal? Grants of $5,000 will be awarded to the winners of each of the 13 categories, and a grant of $25,000 will be presented to the winner of the Best Video Award. Entrants can submit any original work that premiered anywhere online between July 31, 2010 and February 20, 2012, or any original work that has never been premiered. So that means if you don’t have something great now, you have two months to get cracking. I would enter but I can’t. I am judging one of the categories: Lyrical, which is VERY me! Below is what Lyrical is all about…and the other 12 below it.

The only downside is it will cost you $20 to enter, but just $5 if you are a plus or pro member. $5…that’s not even my Venti Triple Skinny cappuccino from Starbucks!…Entries are now open, click here for more info on the general rules.

I will be at the awards ceremony too which is in June. Last time I was in NY was for the last Vimeo Awards!




  1. this is my first comment on your site mr. bloom! i will also be submitting a couple music videos i have shot to this competition! i’m siked that your a judge and that you may see my work! i’ve seen just about everything you post on here and have been a fan for a while now

  2. I have made an unofficial music video for a rather well-known band called ‘Placebo’ and was wondering whether it was elligible for this festival.

    Here’s what it sais on their website:

    “The Submission must not contain any third party work, INCLUDING ANY MUSICAL RECORDING OR COMPOSITION, unless (1) you have a license to use such work in the Submission from the owners/licensors; (2) such work is in the public domain; (3) your use of such work is clearly “fair use” under United States copyright law.”

    It’s a bit confusing to me. Can anyone help me out?


  3. Hey Philip, Whats the deal with sending in, for instance a music video that can’t be released just yet? would it be privately submitted or would it be posted up for everyone to see?

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