Enter to win Vimeo’s Weekend Challenge: #HelmetsAreCool

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The High Fives Foundation has teamed up with Vimeo to help raise attention and awareness for their #HelmetsAreCool campaign, which focuses on helmet safety and helps to raise funds for athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries through winter action sports. For Vimeo’s ‘Weekend Challenge,’ users are invited to create videos around the #HelmetsAreCool tagline, with the chance to win a free Vimeo Plus account for one year, plus another mystery prize from The High Fives Foundation.

Check out more details on the contest, and High Fives, here:

Hey there, tenderhearted troublemakers,

This weekend, we’d like to give some attention to the pretty cool people from the High Fives Foundation. Founded by Roy Tuscany, this Tahoe based organization raises money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.

The documentary #HelmetsAreCool focuses on helmet usage and safety while highlighting four different athletes, including High Fives Athlete Danny Toumarkine’s recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury he suffered while snowboarding without a helmet:

#HelmetsAreCool from HighFivesFoundation on Vimeo.

This is where you come in! Help spread the word that #HelmetsAreCool! All you’ve got to do is make a video using that as your guiding star.

Helmets are great for all kinds of things, so get creative! Be it a toddler on a trike or a pro athlete on the snowy slopes, helmets are necessary, and we’re asking you to help tell us that story. Check out this helmet that Bobby Miller made; it will “solve all your problems”:

The Do Everything Helmet from Bobby Miller on Vimeo.

The Do Everything Helmet from Bobby Miller on Vimeo.

THE RULES:
+ Create a video related to #HelmetsAreCool
+ If you use old footage, make sure it’s a new edit, and include the #HelmetsAreCool hashtag in there.
+ No length limit, but anything under 3 minutes is usually pretty cozy.
+ If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or something from the Vimeo Music Store! If you do choose to use a Music Store song, please throw a link in the description.
+ Tag your video with “helmetsarecool” and add this at the end of your video’s description: “Created for the Weekend Challenge: vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge”
+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Challenge Group by ***Friday, December 6th, 2013*** at 11:59 PM (EST).
Only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.

THE PRIZES:
+ The winner will receive a free Vimeo Plus account for one year, and a fantastic prize from the High Fives Foundation! If you’re already a Plus member, you’ll get another year!
+ The runner-up will receive an extra 3GB of upload space.

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All videos must be approved by the Vimeo Staff before appearing in the Group, so don’t worry if your video doesn’t show up at first; we’ll get to it!