Alright bacon-lovers (or Faken for our vegetarian-faithful)!
We’ve already talked a lot about what PIGLT is and how it works (although if you don’t yet know, this PandoDaily article or RightStartups article explains it thoroughly). If you’re a Dreamer, fantasizing about the wonderful, loan-free times ahead of you, it’s time to start getting involved.
While PIGLT functions as both the platform and engine allowing you to generate funds to repay your educational debt, your fate is in your own hands when it really comes down to your success. Nothing wins Believers’ support and enthusiasm like a good presentation of who you are, what your goal is, and why they should help you reach it – they also receive professional incentives unique to each Dreamer, which isn’t bad motivator to contribute either.
In order to jumpstart the process while we’re in Beta, we’re offering you the chance to begin your Dreamer Campaign with an edge – a $500 edge to be exact. By creating and submitting your Dreamer video to us (via your Facebook wall) by the end of May – just before our public launch – you stand to begin your PIGLT career with some scratch already in the bank. Ok, so in today’s collegiate world, maybe that’ll only get you a year or two of textbooks, but it sure is a nice start.
The goal of a Dreamer’s Campaign is to convince and encourage Believers to make contributions towards your student loans, tuition, or other educational debt. To that end, your personal Campaign video should tell people who you are, what kind of higher education you have (where you went, what you studied), what debt exactly they are helping you pay for, and most importantly, how your dream or passion is being incorporated into the process. Get creative! Show us what you do well and how you can utilize your skills to garner support.
The most compelling videos are energetic, compelling, and interesting. Steer clear of the simple two or three minute taking head shot. Show us footage of you painting or performing, at an event or at work. Get testimonials from mentors and peers. Create a Campaign using and showcasing your talents and dreams. Thinking outside the box will go a long way towards winning our Video Contest as well as the support of Believers. Convince the world why they should held fund your higher education.
And most of all,have fun!
“Like” the PIGLT Facebook page and join our Video Contest event. A full set of rules concerning the contest can be found here.
Step 1 - Create a great video
Your video should convince the world that they should help fund your higher education
Step 2 - Post Video
Upload your video to YouTube and share it on the Piglt facebook page:
Step 3 - Start Crowdfunding your Education
If your video wins, we will add $500 to your Campaign on Piglt.com. Sweet deal!!
So what are you waiting for? Like our page and get started :)
Rules & Regulations for the Contest:
1. Participants must be 18 years or older
2. Participants must be registered (request early access) on www.PIGLT.com to be eligible
3. Video length must be between 2 and 5 minutes
4. Video must be uploaded on the user’s personal account on YouTube
5. Video link needs to be submitted to the PIGLT team via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org to be officially entered in the contest
6. The video cannot:
- infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or any other entity’s intellectual property
- be false, misleading, or inaccurate
- be unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane, or invasive of another's privacy