In case you missed it, we recently announced the first-ever Vimeo Festival and Awards to celebrate and honor the best of creative online video. With the unprecedented level of creativity, skill and innovation coming from online video today, it's high time to give back to the independent creators who choose the Internet to distribute and to share their work through sites like Vimeo. This being the first year of the Festival and Awards, we are going all out. We have secured awesome [judges](http://vimeo.com/awards/judges) to evaluate your work in a variety of [categories](http://vimeo.com/awards/categories) and a jam-packed two day [festival](http://vimeo.com/awards/festival) of events and education to let everyone join in on the fun. An Awards show will culminate the Festival in an entertaining evening of celebration, honoring the individual category winners. Award winners will be heavily promoted on Vimeo and the winner of the Best Video award across all categories will win a **$25,000 grant** to produce new work as well. That's a lot of moolah, because we're committed to supporting the creative community, and want to do our part to enable exciting new artists. Starting today, [submissions are now open](http://vimeo.com/awards/submit) worldwide for the Vimeo Awards. These awards are open to ALL videos online, not just videos on Vimeo. So even if you uploaded it to another site, or have yet to upload that new piece you have been slaving over, we want to see it! You can submit as many videos as you want in a variety of different categories. You can learn more and read the Official Rules at Vimeoawards.com To submit your work, visit (http://vimeo.com/awards)[vimeoawards.com/submit](http://vimeoawards.com/submit). We can't wait to see what you've got! Love, Vimeo
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