Thursday, September 22, 2011

U.S. General Services Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies Video Contest

The U.S. General Services Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies is sponsoring a video contest where winning video makers will be awarded $1,000 and their video will be featured on the website -- the official web-portal of the U.S. Government.

This year the theme is helping people understand how to get the government benefits and services they need, from applying for a passport to signing up for Medicare benefits. provides answers to the public’s most common questions, at, but videos need to be created to better explain some of the information.

You can create and enter separate videos in any of five categories, listed below. One winner will be selected from each category. A person is eligible to win multiple categories.

Your video will need to illustrate the how-to processes described in some of the most popular frequently asked questions about government benefits and services.

You can find the information to use in your video at the URLs listed below.

Here are the categories you can enter:

How do I check the status of my tax refund? (
How can I apply for a government grant or loan? (
How can I find a job? (
How do I get a Social Security card? (
How can I change my address with various government agencies (e.g., Postal Service, Internal Revenue Service, and the Social Security Administration) when I move? ( and

For complete details you can see the contest site: