Great American Optician Video Contest

The Opticians Association of America (OAA) is proud to announce that our organization, in a partnership with Transitions Optical, will be hosting a video contest to help define opticianry.  The contest is simple – create your own 30 to 90 second video conveying to a consumer what opticians are and what they do.   

The Video Contest is open to all students, state associations, film makers and any individual residing in the United States of America.  The winners of the contest will be announced at the 2014 International Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The winning video will receive $3,500; second place will win $2,000; and third place will receive $1,000.

What is an Optician

The contest runs from April 17, 2014 through June 30, 2014.  The creative and informative videos will be uploaded to the OAA YouTube Channel during the contest and then reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges who will ultimately pick the top three videos.  

Sam Morgenstern, spokesperson for the Video Contest, had this to say about the contest. “Opticians know the important role they play in the eyecare field; however the everyday consumer does not really understand what an optician is and does.  This contest is a fun way to help ‘define’ opticianry for the consumer.  After the winners are announced in Las Vegas, I am hopeful that a short commercial segment will be created that can be seen all across America, so please put your creative thinking caps on and help us define what the Great American Optician is.”  

A complete list of the contest instructions, rules and regulations are available below.  

Video Contest Entry Form.pdf

Great American Option Video Contest Rules (Final).doc

How To Download A Video On Youtube (final).docx 

OAA Announces Celebrity Judges for Video Contest