How To Enter : Submit your video or written essay online at www.skintimatestudios.com.
Eligibility : You are eligible if you are a female who is 13–18 years of age as of May 10, 2010 and live in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry and during the competition
Timing : Beginning at 12:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) on May 10, 2010 through 12:00 p.m. CT on June 15, 2010
Grand Prizes: One (1) of the two (2) selected Finalist teams will be selected as Grand Prize winners. Each member of the Grand Prize winning team will be awarded a handheld mini camcorder and a $500 scholarship that can be used by the winner, by June 1, 2011 or escrowed by same date, to pay for school or educational courses given by an educational, filmmaking or creative institution. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Grand Prize is $750.00.
Runner-Up Prizes: One (1) of the two (2) selected Finalist teams will be selected as Runner-Up Prize winners. Each member of the Runner-Up Prize winning team will be awarded a handheld mini camcorder. ARV of each Runner-Up Prize is $200.
Finalist Prizes: Eighteen (18) selected Finalists will each be awarded a trip for two (2) to Los Angeles, CA for winner and her parent or guardian. The 18 Finalists will be assembled into two (2) Skintimate Studios Production Crews, each with nine Finalists. Each crew will work together over the 7-day production process to produce a 10–12 minute short film for the 2010 Skintimate Studios competition. Finalists on each crew will be responsible for auditioning and hiring actors, scouting and securing locations, props and other film incidentals, filming, editing and otherwise producing the short films. The Finalists on each crew will be mentored by a production crew from Dreaming Tree Films, consisting of at least one executive producer, creative director, director, producer and technical director.Each trip includes roundtrip airfare for two (2) from major airport nearest winner’s home to Los Angeles, CA and one (1) double-occupancy hotel room for seven (7) nights. ARV of each Finalist Prize is $2,200.