Better Together 2016: showcase your cause & win cash prizes

Better Together 2016

Your story deserves to be told.

That’s why we are shaking-up the Better Together Campaign to give you exciting new opportunities to showcase your charity, voluntary group or club's work.

We want to use the power of short video stories to make people care, act and engage with your cause. So, from Monday 12 September 2016 you can enter two types of video stories:

  • Epics (Youtube & Vimeo videos, 1 to 2 minutes)
  • Shorts (Instagram, Youtube or Vimeo videos, up to 1 minute)

Grab your camera or smartphone and start shooting, because whether you are a large national charity or a small voluntary group, this is your chance to stand up and tell Ireland why your cause matters.

Oh, and did we mention the prizes?

We are giving away six €1,000 cash prizes and six fabulous technology prizes, including Adobe Elements & Elements Premiere photo and video editing software bundels and access to all of Adobe’s industry leading creativity software for a full year.

Demonstrate transparency & showcase your impact

You will also have an opportunity to submit a short transparency statement with your video story. This is a great opportunity to publicly declare your cause’s commitment to transparency and accountability.   WINNERS 2015


How do I enter?

Any non-profit based in Ireland (including charities, clubs and associations) can enter an Epic, a Short or both.

Epics (one to two minutes): Your video story should show: 1) what your organisations does, 2) why you think it is important and 3) what the public can do to support you. It can consist of interviews with volunteers, staff or service users; a behind the scenes look; a photo-montage; a stop-motion animation - or any other video that tells your story!Videos that engage with the campaign's theme (better together) will get extra points. Upload your video Youtube and Vimeo and enter at from 12 September 2016.

Shorts (Instagram videos, up to 60 seconds): Shoot your video with the Instagram smartphone app and post it on Instagram with the hasthag #btogether2016, or upload a video na longer than 60 seconds long to Youtube or Vimeo. Your challenge is to tell Ireland why your cause matters in one minute or less. Videos that engage with the theme (better together) will get extra points. Enter at from 12 September 2016.

There are six categories in total:

Small groups (no paid staff)

  • Small Groups: Epics
  • Small Groups: Shorts

Medium-sized groups (with paid staff and a turnover under €500,000)

  • MediumGroups: Epics
  • MediumGroups: Shorts

Large Groups (paid staff and turnover above €500,000)

  • Large Groups: Epics
  • Large Groups: Shorts

What's next?

Once you have entered, we will share you video story on and with our thousands of fans and followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Yes, that’s right, this year we will be showcasing your individual entries to thousands of potential supporters, donors and volunteers!

The public will vote for their favourite video stories between 21 September and 8 December. Five videos will be shortlisted in each category and a panel of judges will select one winner in each of the six categories.

Key dates

  • 12 September: entries open
  • 21 September: voting opens
  • 7 November: entries close
  • 7 December: voting closes
  • 14 December: Better Togehter Awards & winner announced

Stay in touch

In the meantime: start planning your video and stay in touch by liking our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter or Instagram (@bettertogethercampaign).


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