Get Ready for Trend Micro's Fourth Annual 'What's Your Story?' Video Contest
A chance for filmmakers and students in the U.S. and Canada to win more than
$20K in prizes by showing the world the best of the Internet.
CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:
4704;TSE: 4704) today announced the fourth annual "What's Your Story?"
contest, an award-winning, user-generated video contest that gives youth an
interactive platform to showcase not just their filmmaking talents, but how
they have harnessed the power and connection of the Internet in a positive way
through creative storytelling.
What's new for 2013: Less fear, more confidence in technology
Instead of individual contest categories from previous years, Trend Micro is
asking contestants to answer one simple question through their films: What
does the good side of the Internet look like? Contestants will be judged by
how well they have both demonstrated the positive ways we use the Internet,
dispelled the myths surrounding Internet dangers, as well as how effectively
they have promoted and crowd-sourced their individual entries via social
This year, Trend Micro has also ramped up the contest to include two $10K
grand prizes – one for an individual filmmaker, and another for a K-12
educational institution. Additional cash prizes will be granted for the
The contest is sponsored and supported by Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids
& Families program and participating organizations. In addition to those that
have supported the contest from the beginning, Trend Micro is excited to
welcome new members of the 2013 judging panel, and other supporting
organizations. This year's judging panel includes:
oNEW - Center on Media and Child Health
oNEW - Committee for Children
oCommon Sense Media
oCyberbullying Research Center
oNEW - MediaSmarts
Important dates to remember:
oFilm submissions are accepted from February 19 to April 16, 2013.
oFilms will be judged by quality and by the number of views and ratings.
oWinners will be announced on or around May 13, 2013.
Winning entries may also be used for educational programs and events
For more information:
oTo learn more about the contest, submit a video, or see past winners,
oFollow updates to the contest on Twitter @TrendISKF, and stay on top of
the discussion using #WYSContest.
oCheck out the European version of the 'What's Your Story?' contest, which
also kicked off today in Ireland.
Trend Micro's Commitment to the Internet Safety of Kids and Families
To support its vision of making the world safe for exchanging digital
information, Trend Micro aspires to make a difference by using its expertise
to make the world at large a better place. Trend Micro has made a commitment
to make the Internet a safer place for young people around the world through
its world-wide employee volunteer program, grants and donations to eligible
organizations, and partnerships with those who share its vision and mission.
For Trend Micro's free Internet safety tips, tools and advice, visit:
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global cloud security
leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its
Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and
consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we
deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our
customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in
physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading
Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security
infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge –
from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts
around the globe.
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