I Believe Sher Fertility Video Submission

Deadlines and Important Dates
Video Submission Period: Wednesday, November 4 – Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:00 am Pacific time.
Voting Opens: Monday, November 16 11:00 am Pacific time (Voting opens a week before submission deadline to encourage early video submission).
Submission Deadline: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:00 am Pacific time
Finalists Announced: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Winners Announced: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sher Fertility’s 2015 I Believe Video Journal Project

To see video journals that have been submitted so far this year check out I Believe 2015 Videos

To see video journals that were shared in previous years, check out I Believe 2014 and I Believe 2013.

To submit a video

Project Details

Donated IVF Cycles
Sher Fertility will be donating a total of TWO (2) IVF cycles – one in each of two different categories:

Category A: Don’t have child(ren) from a current or prior relationship. This includes step-child(ren), child(ren) of a partner, or adopted child(ren).

Category B: Have child(ren) from a current or prior relationship, including step-child(ren), child(ren) of a partner, or adopted child(ren).

How to Enter
To be considered for the donated IVF cycle, just create a video that details your infertility story and expresses your thoughts and emotions. Video should be 4 minutes or less in length

It can include music, photos, video, or anything else that conveys your feelings about your struggles to conceive, your plans for the future, and/or your desires to complete your family.  It can be sad, hopeful, funny, happy, sentimental, or any combination.

When your video is complete, please upload it to a video sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo and paste a link to it in the form. Please fill out the form completely and click “Submit”. You should be redirected to a confirmation page that indicates that your entry form was received.

Good luck!  We are excited to see your videos!

Selection of Winners
After the submission deadline, Sher Fertility will post all entries on a dedicated page on the website (haveababy.com) where visitors can view the videos and vote for one in each category. The 5-10 videos in each category with the most votes will become our finalists, and will be submitted to our judging panel, which is comprised of the winners of our prior two “I Believe” contests.

Each judge will select her/his top 3 entries in each category, and their votes will be tallied to select the winners.  Videos should be less than 4 minutes in length.

Deadlines and Important Dates
Video Submission Period: Wednesday, November 4 – Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:00 am Pacific time.
Voting Opens: Monday, November 16 11:00 am Pacific time (Voting opens a week before submission deadline to encourage early video submission).
Submission Deadline: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:00 am Pacific time
Finalists Announced: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Winners Announced: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

If you have any questions, please email them to believe@haveababy.com.

Selection Process

The selection process will be divided into two parts: Selection of Finalists and Selection of Winners

Selection of Finalists

All videos will be posted on haveababy.com website for viewing within 1 business day of receiving them. When voting opens on November 16, there will be a voting form on the website that will allow viewers/visitors to submit their vote for their favorite video in each category. One vote in each category per IP address will be allowed. The videos will also be reviewed by an internal panel comprised of Sher Fertility clinical and administrative staff. We will use a combination of internet votes and internal selection panel input to determine the finalists in each category. The number of finalists will depend on the total number of videos received.

Selection of Winners

The donated cycle winners will be selected from among the finalists by a panel comprised of patient advocates, prior cycle winners, journalists, and Sher Institute staff.  The panel will meet together to review the finalists’ videos and select the winners by collaborative consensus.

Meet the Final Selection Panelists

If you have any questions, please email them to: believe@haveababy.com.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:00 to Monday, November 23, 2015 - 09:00

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