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The Challenge

Back by popular demand, the Second Annual 811 Video Challenge will ask CGA members to look back on the past and ahead to the future of damage prevention by creating a video that documents the creation and burial of an 811 Time Capsule on 8/11 Day (Aug. 11, 2017).

Submitted videos must feature 11 historical damage prevention items from your organization, along with eight items/ideas that demonstrate your vision of what the damage prevention process will look like in 10 years.

Whether you break out your smart phone or hire a pro, get your creative juices flowing in how you will describe the items in your 811 Time Capsule – the sky is the limit. Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about the Second Annual 811 Video Challenge.

Accept the Challenge

If you are challenged by an industry peer, announce your acceptance of the challenge by creating a 10-second teaser video and posting it to various social media channels. Make sure you use the hashtag #811videochallenge and challenge one – and only one – industry peer in your 10-second teaser video. See the full list of companies that have accepted the challenge here. Note: All CGA members are eligible to participate in this initiative, with or without being challenged.

Create your Video

Get your best video content together and create a 30-second to 3-minute video focused on the past and future of damage prevention, including the creation and burial of an 811 Time Capsule that includes 11 historical damage prevention items from your organization, along with eight items/ideas that demonstrate your vision of what the damage prevention process will look like in 10 years.

Make it fun, make it creative and make it memorable. Submit your video using the uploading tool below. The 811 Video Challenge is open to individuals, teams, organizations or companies.

What's in it for You?

Winning the 811 Video Challenge is all about recognition and bragging rights within the industry! The videos will be shown and award winners will be announced at the CGA Annual Meeting and Conference in Phoenix in March 2018.

The Fine Print

The Second Annual 811 Video Challenge opens July 5 and closes on Nov. 8 (11/8), 2017. Participants must be CGA members. Only one submission per individual, team, organization or company is permitted.

All videos will become property of CGA and will be used on social media channels, in presentations and online. Submissions will be judged on: presentation, content and creativity; anticipated breadth of industry appeal and interest; and effectiveness in describing damage prevention and its positive impact on the community.

Use of licensed music requires proof of permission from artist/recording company. Click here for the complete rules.