Win $1,000 through federal video challenge

U.S. Department of Labor seeking short films for Career Video Challenge

Are you a film student? An aspiring filmmaker? Just enjoy making YouTube videos as a hobby? The U.S. Department of Labor wants your help in highlighting the day-to-day work in one of 15 in-demand occupations. The best video in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Videos will show viewers what it takes to succeed as an energy auditor, licensed practical nurse, pipefitter or one of a dozen other professions. Participants do not need to be employed in a profession to enter a video, but if you know someone who is, here is your chance to showcase them and their job.

Many communication departments allow students access to editing software that could help you get your video noticed. Need more information on the occupations? Ask around. Your school may have programs centered around one or more of the 15 occupations. For more information and to enter the challenge for your shot at $1,000, visit