MoveOn.org, the liberal activist group which has previously endorsed Barack Obama, announced its "Obama in 30 Seconds" TV ad contest, in which Obama supporters are invited to produce their own 30-second TV ad supporting the Illinois senator's candidacy. MoveOn will then purchase national TV time to run the winning ad.
MoveOn members and the general public will have first dibs on deciding which entries make it to the final round. Then on April 10th, the finalists will be judged by a star-studded panel, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Oliver Stone, Steve Buscemi, Jessie Jackson, John Legend and Naomi Wolf.
Besides the national exposure, the winning ad-maker will also receive a gift certificate for $20,000 in video equipment, presumably to make even better ads in the future.
Entries can be submitted online at http://www.obamain30seconds.org/.
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