There’s nothing like a good football game to get you ready for fall. And this year you have a chance to win your school some money.
State Farm is launching a national high school football video contest called Friday Night Feats.
The idea is to find the biggest moments of the season and give the school with the best video $17,500.
Here’s how it works. Each Friday night people can submit videos of the biggest moments on the gridiron. The videos will be submitted and voted on during two time periods. The first half runs August 27th through October 7th and the second is October 8th through November 24th.
Anyone can go on the site and vote for their favorite. Viewers will determine 26 finalists each half. The 52 finalist nominees will each receive a prize of $2,500 for their school to use however they see fit.
A panel of judges will narrow the field down to the top 10 videos based on the "wow" factor, athleticism, impact of the play, and creativity of the video, which will include a title and brief description of the play.
Viewers have the final word, choosing the first and second place and the grand prize winner by voting for their favorite Dec. 2 until Dec.10. The winners will be announced on Dec. 13. Cash prizes for the top videos are $15,000 for the grand prize, $10,000 for first place and $5,000 for second place.
In 2009, State Farm gave away $160,000 to 52 schools, including grand prize winner Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, Vt. Until this year, Mount Mansfield had never had a home football game. The school and community decided to use the award money to finish construction on their first-ever home football field by purchasing a scoreboard, track and turf protective mats, the foundation for a press box and enough sideline and field equipment to get them ready for the first home game in September.
So if you capture a play worthy of an award, send it in. And let us know if you get selected.