User-generated contests

It seems that many marketers are leveraging the entghusiasm of young people for creating user-generated content.

Some of these campaigns are run entirely on YouTube, sometimes they are purely microsites and often a combination of both. Where YouTube can handle the voting why not leave it completely there, or alternatively leverage the YouTube API within your own microsite.

The rapper Pee Diddy recently advertised on his MySpace for a new PA inviting fans to submit a video on YouTube to be considered. Article about it here

An MTV/Kellogs competition here
Interestingly this  site also enables you to submit entries by editing other peoples content via their mashup feature.
Smirnoff Experience audition via a YouTube comp to be the Smirnoff media mogul at Smirnoff events all over the world….

What better place to find savvy media producers than via user-generated content comps with an inherantly viral streak….

This link lists YouTube comps…

Stay tuned for a new viral comp from an ACP publication coming soon…

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