MyVRSpot, a division of the FTC Family of Companies, has partnered with the Pay It Forward Day, by launching an international video contest for K-20 students. The Pay It Forward Day video contest was created to encourage students to submit videos exemplifying intentional acts of kindness, with the top entries to be featured as part of Pay It Forward Day, April 25, 2013.
The premise of Pay It Forward Day is based on the novel “Pay It Forward.” It begins with doing a favor for another person, without any expectation of being paid back. The day promotes the idea that any person can conduct selfless good deeds at any time and for anyone. “We are absolutely ecstatic to partner with FTC and MyVRSpot to promote the Pay It Forward Day video competition. It is our sincerest hope that the student filmmakers will truly embrace the Pay It Forward concept and capture the essence of selfless giving,” said Donovan Nichols, International Co-Coordinator for Pay It Forward Day.
“We are thrilled to offer the MyVRSpot system as the platform for the hosting and delivery of all multimedia content for Pay It Forward Day,” said Michael Kessler, CEO of FTC Family of Companies. “With the recent events across the county, we felt it was important to get involved with an organization whose mission is to inspire people to Pay It Forward with intentional acts of kindness,” he adds. With educational partner, BES IT Systems in Australia, FTC is helping to bring the video contest worldwide. “When we were asked to join FTC and the Pay It Forward Foundation to support Pay It Forward Day, we jumped at the opportunity. We knew that bringing the contest to Australia would help to further carry Pay It Forward’s philosophy to students across the world,” said Alexa Bowen, Chief Executive Officer at BES.
The Pay It Forward Day video contest is open to all students in a K-20 school system. Videos (less than 100 MB) must be original student-created work demonstrating at least one intentional act of kindness. Entries can be submitted starting Monday, March 11, 2013 and all entries must be received by Friday, April 19, 2013. For more detail about the contest and to submit the video entries, please visit http://www.ftcomp.com/index.php/contests. Students may submit more than one entry, and can be either an individual or group effort. Winners will be chosen based on the overall message exemplifying the selfless concept of Pay it Forward. There will be a winning video per category: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and College, as well an overall winner. Winning entries will be showcased on Pay it Forward Day (April 25th) on both the Pay it Forward Day and MyVRSpot’s websites.
Pay It Forward Day
Founded in 2007 by Australian Blake Beattie, Pay It Forward Day has since expanded into 64 countries throughout the world. Pay It Forward Day is one day a year when people throughout the globe come together to make a major, positive impact on society through acts of kindness. For the other 364 days of the year, Pay It Forward Day encourages citizens of the world to get involved with the concept of selfless giving through the Pay It Forward Foundation. For more information on Pay It Forward Day, visit www.payitforwardday.com
Pay It Forward Foundation
The mission of the Pay It Forward Foundation is to inspire people to Pay It Forward with acts of kindness and create the world’s largest ripple effect of good deeds. The Foundation serves as a resource for people who want to be involved with the altruistic movement in order to create a better world. For more information on the Pay It Forward movement and Pay It Forward Foundation, visit www.pifexperience.com
About the FTC Family of Companies
FTC Family of Companies (http://www.ftcomp.com) has spent the past 18 years developing and publishing educational products and services that help K-12 schools and districts stay ahead of the technology curve. From their leading MyVRSpot (http://www.myvrspot.com) online hosting service to their newly released Teacher Gaming Network (www.teachergaming.net) and FileBlimp system (http://www.fileblimp.com) for cloud-based storage, FTC will continue to lead the way in developing affordable new technologies in support of K-12 education.