2 posts tagged “Express Yourself Video Contest”

Tell the World: Video Contest Update

Posted April 20th, 2011 by

The countdown is on! There are only two weeks left for our patients to enter the PatientsLikeMe “Express Yourself” Video Contest and have a chance to win one of five American Express gift cards ranging from $150-500.

If you haven’t heard, we are asking patients to create a video of three minutes or less that answers the question, “How has PatientsLikeMe changed your life?” If you are thinking of entering the contest but not sure how to express yourself, here are some examples of how patients have answered this question:

  • “PatientsLikeMe is the main reason that I concluded I had been mis-diagnosed depressive, instead of bipolar, and just recently decided to try new medication.”
  • “For years, I had always taken just 10mg of . I was told long ago by my neurologist that “too much Baclofen can cause weak legs.” Then I sign up here, take a peek at what you guys are doing, and find out I don’t take enough Baclofen to deal with my symptoms. Give the neurologist a call, no problem, and [I am] much, much better.”
  • “PatientsLikeMe has changed my life.  This is my outlet.  I shared and poured my heart…and connected with hundreds of people around the world.”

Wondering how would you express such things on video?  Check out the submission below from one of our first contest entrants, Roulette67.  Her video is titled “I Am Not Alone,” and it discusses living with bipolar II disorder.  “I’m bipolar, it’s not a brand on my arm, it’s not a scarlet letter on my chest,” she says in the video.  “It’s part of me, but it’s not me.”

Do you have your own story to share? Tell it to the camera, like Roulette67. Or you could sing a song. Or perhaps combine photos with text to illustrate your experience. There are countless ways to express yourself using video, so be creative!

If you’re feeling inspired to enter, read the complete rules and guidelines before you get started, and don’t forget that May 1, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EDT is the official submission deadline.

PatientsLikeMe member afleishman

Tell the World: The PatientsLikeMe “Express Yourself” Video Contest

Posted April 7th, 2011 by

It’s time to dust off your home video skills!  We are excited to announce the first-ever PatientsLikeMe “Express Yourself” Video Contest.

Every day, patients like you are sharing your health data and experiences at PatientsLikeMe in order to take control of your health and help others. Now we are inviting you to create a video (three minutes or less) that answers the question: “How has PatientsLikeMe changed your life?”

Enter today, and you could be one of five contest winners, all of whom will receive American Express gift cards ranging in value from $150-$500.  The two judged prize categories are “Most Creative Presentation” and “Most Inspiring Story.” You can also win a prize by having one of the top three voted videos (remember to invite your family and friends to vote for you!).  Entries must be received by May 1, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

For official contest rules and guidelines, visit http://contest.patientslikeme.com.

Not a member of PatientsLikeMe, but still want to be involved in the contest? No problem! Starting May 2, 2011, anyone can vote on their favorite video submitted by our members. Since that’s a little ways away, stay tuned to our blog, Facebook page or Twitter page for contest updates and reminders.

Finally, here is a fun video made by some of our PatientsLikeMe employees about the contest. Hopefully it will spark some ideas for how you can show the world how PatientsLikeMe has changed your life.  And again, don’t forget to read the official contest rules and guidelines before you hit “record.”

PatientsLikeMe member lscanlon PatientsLikeMe member afleishman

PatientsLikeMe member dwilliams