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Ads Worth Spreading: Last call for entries!

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

With only one week to deadline, we’re making a final call for submissions to the Ads Worth Spreading challenge — TED’s initiative to find, recognize and reward the most innovative campaigns around. To date, there have been incredibly promising entries, but the search isn’t over yet.

Whether you’re a well-heeled creative professional or an indie media whiz, if you’ve created a piece every bit as compelling as your favorite TED talk, submit your entry here by Monday, February 7 at 11:59 PM EST. If you’ve recently seen work that inspires you, nudge its creators to do the same.

What we are looking for can be:

+ a beautifully produced, :60 cinematic TV spot for a top brand

+ a long-form 3-minute video too long for network but perfect for online

+ a spec spot that has a hugely compelling idea or new use of technology

+ an online video of your CEO giving a short, TED-like talk about your company’s idea to change the world

+ a PSA that makes you cry and click Share

The 10 best campaigns will be announced on the main stage at TED2011 in Long Beach, get incredible exposure on YouTube’s home page and spend a week on TED.com as post-roll, with a member of each winning team invited to spend a day at TED2011 in Long Beach and attend an exclusive celebration in March. For more information, visit Ads Worth Spreading on TED.com >>