Fall Product Program YouTube Video Contest!

The Fall Product Program is not as well-known as the Girl Scout Cookie Program, but it is just as important to Girl Scouts. Both programs teach girls important skills and help them earn funds for troop activities. In fact, proceeds from the Fall Product Program help troops fund activities and service projects that begin long before the winter Girl Scout Cookie Program!

GSNI wants to share this information with the community, so we’re hosting a Fall Product Program Video Contest! We’re asking girls to create a convincing, 1–3 minute video of “Why You Should Buy My Favorite Fall Product!” Entries can be creative, funny or artistic, but most of all they should convince the person watching to help their local Girl Scouts through participating in the Fall Product Program.

If you haven’t seen the video on our YouTube channel announcing the contest and how to submit an entry, you may click the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ6Gf8r9enA&feature=plcp

If you are stuck on what to make your video about, remember you are showcasing your favorite Fall Product, whether its gooey-crunchy Deluxe Pecan Clusters or adorable Peanut Butter Bears. Talk about why you love them so much, and why we should, too! If you are unfamiliar with the entire Fall Product Program lineup, click the following link to see all the yummy goodness: http://www.girlscoutsni.org/fall_product_line.html

Another important point to mention is what you learn as a Girl Scout through the Fall Product Program! Girl Scout Product Programs are designed to teach girls 5 important skills for developing self-esteem and confidence in pursuing goals for a lifetime. These videos are limited to 1–3 minutes, so it would be best to speak to 1–2 skills you have developed through the Fall Product Program. The 5 skills are listed here: http://www.girlscoutsni.org/fpp.html

Lastly, the community always loves hearing about Girl Scouts working hard toward their goals! How will you use your proceeds? How does community support contribute to that goal?

When you are ready to submit your video, visit the link to our YouTube Video Contest submission and post a video reply. If you are having trouble uploading to YouTube, you can visit the link below for assistance and troubleshooting: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/static.py?hl=en&topic=1728588&guide=1728585&page=guide.cs

As a quick reference, the following file formats are accepted by YouTube:

  • WebM files – Vp8 video codec and Vorbis Audio codecs
  • .MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files – Typically supporting h264, mpeg4 video codecs, and AAC audio codec
  • .AVI – Many cameras output this format – typically the video codec is MJPEG and audio is PCM
  • .MPEGPS – Typically supporting MPEG2 video codec and MP2 audio
  • .WMV
  • .FLV – Adobe-FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio

If you have any questions, please contact Alex, GSNI’s Website and Internet Manager, at afranklin@girlscoutsni.org.

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