Each year, we host a creative contest as part of OCD Awareness Week, inviting members of the OCD Community to help spread awareness and understanding through storytelling or art. In 2014, we began hosting a video contest with the same theme. It has been a great success, and so we are doing it again for 2017! Check out last year’s finalists here for inspiration.
We invite anyone to enter this year’s conference, whether you a professional filmmaker, or just someone with camera and a story to tell. We want to see original videos that help challenge stereotypes, fight stigma, and most importantly, raise awareness about OCD. The videos can be animated shorts, documentaries, short works of fiction — anything you can imagine.
Here are some topics to consider for the theme of your video:
- Fighting Stigma — Help to fight stigma by shattering stereotypes about OCD.
- Then & Now — Four our 30th anniversary, consider a video about how has OCD treatment changed since the Foundation began in 1986, or even just in your lifetime. How has your life been affected by the IOCDF?
- OCD & Families — Many family members are affected just as much as the individual with OCD.
- Subtypes & Related Disorder — The IOCDF mission includes helping Hoarding, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Pediatric OCD, and PANDAS/PANS, so make a video to spread awareness about one of these disorders.
How to Enter
To enter, simply upload an original video of your creation to Youtube and fill out the information below. Please be sure to include the hashtag #OCDWeek as part of your video’s title on Youtube.
Videos must be no longer than 10 minutes in length, and be appropriate for all audiences (PG-rated). Videos must be uploaded between Monday, August 1, 2017 and no later than Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5pm EST and must include the hashtag #OCDweek in their title to qualify.
Winning videos will be chosen by popular vote during OCD Awareness Week, and the winner will be announced on Friday, October 20, 2017. The first place video will win a trip to the 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington D.C. in 2017, including a free conference registration for 1 person and a $500 travel and hotel voucher.