SOURCE: National Disability Institute

National Disability Institute

September 04, 2014 16:18 ET

National Disability Institute Extends Entry Deadline for 4th Annual My American Dream Video Contest

Americans With Disabilities Now Have Until Sept. 23 to Submit Videos Sharing Their American Dreams for Opportunity to Win $1,000, a Digital Tablet and Sessions With a Mentor

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 04, 2014) - National Disability Institute (NDI), the first national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to building a better economic future for people with disabilities, announced today it has extended the entry deadline for its 4th Annual My American Dream - Voices of Americans with Disabilities Video Contest to September 23, 2014. The contest encourages people with disabilities to share their American dreams via video for a chance to win $1,000, a digital tablet and sessions with a mentor to help make those dreams a reality.

NDI elected to extend the deadline based on feedback it received to give more people from across the country the opportunity to enter and those hard at work on their videos more time to complete them. Voting and announcement deadlines have also been changed to accommodate the entry extension.

"Like all Americans, people with disabilities have amazing American dreams they are working toward and incredible stories to share," said Michael Morris, executive director of National Disability Institute. "This deadline extension will give more people an opportunity to share their insight and show the American dream is something we all share."

To enter, contestants must create and submit a three-minute video by Sept. 23, 2014 (formerly Sept. 9, 2014), that showcases their personal story and the steps they are taking or plan to take toward achieving their American dreams. Videos can be straightforward, funny, creative or serious and recorded on a cell phone or video camera. The approach is the contestants' choice as long as their stories shine through.

Following the entry deadline, an independent panel will select five finalists. America will then have a chance to view the five finalist videos beginning October 13, 2014, and cast their votes for the grand prize winner on the official contest website http://dream.realeconomicimpact.org. The contest winner will be announced by or before Dec. 5, 2014.

To learn more about National Disability Institute's My American Dream - Voices of Americans with Disabilities Video Contest and for a complete list of submission guidelines and contest rules, go to http://dream.realeconomicimpact.org. Follow contest news on NDI's or the official contest website or join the conversation on Twitter @RealEconImpact and hashtag #NDIdream and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RealEconImpact.

About National Disability Institute

National Disability Institute (NDI) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to building a better economic future for people with disabilities. The first national organization committed exclusively to championing economic empowerment, financial education, asset development and financial stability for all persons with disabilities, National Disability Institute effects change through public education, policy development, training, technical assistance and innovative initiatives. National Disability Institute and its Real Economic Impact (REI) Network have helped nearly 2 million people with disabilities receive more than $1.8 billion in tax refunds and credits. To learn more, visit www.realeconomicimpact.org. Engage with National Disability Institute on Facebook: RealEconImpact or follow NDI on Twitter: @RealEconImpact

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