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Check out the winners of the annual Project Reason video contest!

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Contest Description

The primary goal of Project Reason is to spread scientific thinking and secular values. We invited you to help us further our work by submitting a short video that conveys the message of the foundation.

The prize for the Winning Video of 2011 was $10,000.

The prize for Second Place was $4,000.

The prize for Third Place was $1,000.

Voting on the finalists began on February 15, 2011 and ended on February 21, 2011.

Check out the 2010 winners.

Contest Dates (all in North American Pacific Time)
Submit beginning:1.3.2011 11:59 pm
Submit until:1.31.2011 11:59 pm
Vote begins:2.16.2011 12:59 am
Vote until:2.21.2011 11:59 pm

Rules and Restrictions

  • Make a short video that in some way communicates the importance of critical thinking. Post it on YouTube (or some other video-sharing site) and submit the code for the embedded video on the contest submission form.
  • Please DO NOT incorporate the Project Reason logo or name into your video or otherwise associate your work with the work of the foundation.
  • To be eligible, your video can be no longer than 3 minutes.
  • Videos can be live-action or animated, serious or funny.
  • The contest is open to residents of the US, UK, and Canada. (Why not everyone?)
  • All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2011.
  • Voting on the finalists will begin on February 15, 2011 and will end on February 21, 2011.
  • Read the full contest rules.

You need to be a logged-in member of Project Reason to enter this contest. Become a member of Project Reason.



This contest has ended.

Check out our winners!

Big One

Grand Prize Winner!

The New Tithe

Created By Leaders&Flares.
Submitted on 01.31.2011

Mega-churches have used religion as fund-raising tool for too long. They shower their followers in sanctimonious platitudes, then clamor for their cash. This video encourages a new definition of tithing by giving to causes with accountability.

Big Two

Second Place Winner!


Created By beauski.
Submitted on 01.31.2011

Everyone has their beliefs as to how they fit into the world.  However, only those who think for themselves, rather than blindly follow, will truly experience the real world. This animated tale is about one character’s journey learning that lesson.

Big Three

Third Place Winner!

The Tutor

Created By TheHighpantsResistance.
Submitted on 01.31.2011
What happens when a bible tutor leaves no story untold?