SOURCE: Sorenson Communications

Sorenson Communications

January 13, 2011 17:30 ET

Sorenson Communications Announces Second Annual Video Contest

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - Sorenson Communications®, the leading provider of Video Relay Service (VRS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who use sign language to communicate, today announced sponsorship of its second annual "Express Yourself" Video Contest.

"Sorenson recognizes the power of visual communication -- especially the power inherent in sign language. The goal of the contest is to encourage the creation of video content that contains sign language, is deaf-related or contains representations of deaf culture," says Ron Burdett, Sorenson Communications Vice President of Community Relations. "We were pleased with the response to last year's contest. We look forward to even more entries this year from aspiring filmmakers."

There are three categories for entrants:

  • Youth (under 18 years of age)
  • General (18 years of age and older)
  • Employees of Sorenson Communications

The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other two categories will receive $1,500 each. Their winning entries will also be considered for public screening or be shown through the Sorenson Communications Video Center.

Entrants may submit any genre of original video, including film and animation. Videos will be judged solely on the following criteria:

  • Incorporation of the theme "Express Yourself"
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Use of sign language and/or representations of deaf culture
  • Cinematography and editing

Entries will be accepted from Jan. 13, 2011, through April 1, 2011. Participants may submit more than one entry. To obtain an "Express Yourself" Video Contest entry form and view the Official Rules, visit

About Sorenson Communications
Sorenson Communications® ( is a provider of industry-leading communications services and products. The company's offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson VP-200® videophone; and Sorenson IP Relay® (SIPRelay), which enables text-to-speech relay communication.