Vimeo invites submissions for new awards

Awards and fest will honor online videos

Vimeo, the video-sharing site, is accepting submissions for its new Vimeo Awards.
Videos -- which have debuted online within the past two years -- will be judged in nine categories, and the creator of the Best Online Video, chosen from among the nine category winners, will receive a $25,000 grant, which will be announced during a two-day festival Oct. 8-9 in New York City.
Additionally, Vimeo will preview some of the finalists' work at a screening event in Amsterdam in September.

"The Vimeo Festival & Awards is an acknowledgement of -- and showcase for -- the unprecedented level of creativity, skill and innovation coming from online video today," Vimeo general manager Dae Mellencamp said. "We believe that the awards will not only honor the best work but, by pairing it with a festival, will also bring creative online communities together to learn from and be inspired by each other."

An independent panel of judges will include Adam Quirk of Wreck and Salvage, David Lynch, DJ Spooky Doug Pray, Fred Seibert, Justin Cone, Jose Luis de Vincente, Lucy Walker, Morgan Spurlock, Nabil Elderkin, Nicholas Schmerkin, Nick Campbell, Roman Coppola, Ree Treweek of the Blackheart Gang and Vincent Laforet.

Submission information is available at