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Enter to win a production deal worth up to $4,000 to create a TouchCast Series. Five Finalists will win $1,000 each and compete for an additional $3,000 Grand Prize. The contest starts October 11, 2013 and ends January 24, 2014.

Announcing TouchCasting Call

Become one of the first stars on the video web! TouchCast is a new medium that looks like video, but feels like the web. Create a TouchCast pilot in one of the five categories below for the chance to get the green light for a whole series.

A search for the best TouchCast creators. To help us discover the best TouchCast creators, we've partnered with the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) and BigScreen LittleScreen, and assembled an all-star panel of judges who will decide which entrants receive one of six development deals to create original TouchCast series.

JUDGES

Vlogger Rant - Jenni Powell (Geek & Sundry)
Jenni Powell started her online media journey by diving headfirst into the lonelygirl15 community, ending up working on the ground breaking program. She is currently a producer for YouTube premium channel Geek & Sundry and Pemberly Digital, the company behind the Emmy Award-Winning series "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" and current project, "Emma Approved."

Geek Culture - Liam Dryden
Liam Dryden is a British actor, YouTuber and musician. His love of sci-fi, fantasy and geek culture inspires his vlogs and other content; including music inspired by "Doctor Who" written with his band, Chameleon Circuit.

ShopoHaulic - Soraya Darabi
Soraya Darabi is the co-founder of Zady.com, a shopping platform and lifestyle destination for the next generation of consumers who care about the origins of the items they purchase.

How To (DIY) - April Grant
April Grant is the Executive Producer and Host of IAWTV nominated show, Indie Intertube. She is also the newly elected Vice-Chair of the IAWTV and will be speaking at NMX 2014.

InstaCast (Best use of Instagram) - Shira Lazar
Shira Lazar is the Host and Executive Producer of the Emmy nominated daily live interactive show and 24/7 news hub, "What's Trending". She has been named one of Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology and was listed on Huffington Post's "Women in Tech to follow on Twitter."

Step 1 : Create and upload a TouchCast pilot.

Use our iPad or PC app to create a TouchCast pilot on one of five topics. TouchCast is a TV studio in your hands that lets you create videos with all the interactivity of the web. Entries will be judged on originality, production value, and creative use of vApps and other TouchCast features such as the Green Screen and Whiteboard. You can enter as many times as you like.

Vlogger Rant Tell us what you really think about the Internet, celebrities, news, sports, or politics.
Geek Culture Geek out on your favorite nerdtastic topic: video games, comic books, cosplay, sci-fi, robots.
ShopoHaulic Make a shoppable video by showing us your haul of awesome products. Add links to the product pages where viewers can buy the items themselves.
How To Teach the world how to do something awesome. Add lists and links to materials.
InstaCast Use our Instagram theme and vApp to take us through your best pics.

Include the tag #TCTestTube in the description field when you upload your TouchCast. And use the tag when you share your TouchCast by email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Step 2 : Enter here.

Enter the contest between October 11, 2013 and January 24, 2014 by completing this form:

Winner selection.

On January 31, 2014, our judges will select FIVE Finalists who will each receive $1,000 towards the production of five more TouchCast episodes in the same style and category as their winning entries. Each subsequent Finalist series must be completed by February 20, 2014, in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize of an additional $3,000, which will be awarded to the Finalist with the most compelling series. The Grand Prize winner will end up winning a production deal worth a total of $4,000.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest begins 10/11/13, ends 1/24/14 11:59 ET when all entries must be received. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States/DC, 13 years of age or older as of the date of entry, except employees of Sponsor, Administrator, Promoter and their immediate families. Subject to Official Rules located at www.TouchCast.com/touchcastingcall/. Sponsored by: TouchCast, LLC, New York, NY.

See the Contest Rules here.