Centenary Competition: Me & CNIB, 100 Years

CNIB clients are invited to join in and celebrate CNIB's 100th Anniversary!  Share your passion while exploring the history of CNIB and how the organization has transformed over the years. 

CNIB Manitoba is holding a competition to highlight the impact that CNIB has had on our clients over the years.  Your mission is to produce and present a short CNIB Manitoba is holding a competition to highlight the impact that CNIB has had on our clients over the years.  Your mission is to produce and present a short video up to 4 minutes on the impact that CNIB has had in your life.

Use your creative side and make it a documentary, news story, interview or play.  Your goal is to make your audience excited about CNIB, the role we have played your life and in Canada's history, celebrate CNIB 100 years and the role we will play for the next 100 years!

Eligible submissions will receive an entry to one of three random draws based on age category. (0-17, 18-29, or 30+)

*Only one entry per client and contest is not open to CNIB staff.

What's in it for you?

  • One winner from each category will receive a $200 Visa Gift Card and the opportunity to attend CNIB Winnipeg's 100th Anniversary Celebration on March 17th, 2018.

  • The Winner will be announced by Tuesday, February 27th, 2018!

Video Submissions must contain:

  • A completed and signed Adult Registration and Media Release Form. (For Clients ages 18+)

  • A completed and signed Child Registration and Media Permission Form. (For clients under 18 years of age)

  • A signed Interview Release Form for anyone in the video, including you! 

  • An intro stating your first name only and where you are from and a brief description of your eye condition

  • How CNIB has impacted your life

Video Tips are included in the Participant Guidelines

Send us your Video:

  • CNIB will be using Dropbox, a free file sharing program to send and receive videos.  A parent or guardian can set up a free drop box account.  When the video is in Dropbox, you can share the file with email address chloe.porter@vlrehab.ca

  • The deadline for receipt of videos is Tuesday,  February 20th, 2018 at 12 Noon!

  • Remember – signed Interview Release forms must accompany your video for anyone featured in your video including yourself!

Checklist of What to Submit to CNIB by Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at noon to chloe.porter@vlrehab.ca

Participant Guidelines

Video Content:

"Me & CNIB, 100 Years" is an opportunity to raise awareness about CNIB and share in the organizations unique history for our 100th Anniversary. You can include interviews, interesting photographs, dress up in costume, or put on a play.

We will have three separate age categories, and all submissions that meet the entry criteria will be entered into a draw for their appropriate age category. We've included the criteria so you can think about this while you make your video.

Most importantly, don't forget to be creative and HAVE FUN!


You may wish to interview someone in your video. If you do this, you need to have them complete an Interview Release Form. Interview Release Forms should be submitted along with your project through a Dropbox​ account to chloe.porter@vlrehab.ca 

Length of Video:

Videos must be up to four minutes long in total, so be sure to plan your time carefully. Videos that don't meet this requirement will be disqualified.

Images and Copyright:

Before including images in your video, you should check to see if there is a copyright. A copyright means that someone owns the image and you have to get their permission to use it. If you do get permission to use a copyrighted image in your video, please include proof of permission when you submit your video.


For both copyrighted and non-copyrighted images, you should still credit (source) your image properly so that people know where you got it. If you find an image online through a museum, archive, or database, they will usually indicate how you should credit the image. You can create a caption for your image, or you can include this information in your end credits.


If you wish to include music in your video, you should be careful about what you use. Most popular music will have a copyright, which means that someone owns the music and you do not have permission to publish it as part of your video. It's best to find music that is copyright free. There are a few websites that have copyright free music, and you can also purchase copyright free music through iStock​. Purchasing a song through iTunes does not give you permission to use the song in your video.

Video Editing:

None of the bundled editing programs available with most video cameras will be as easy to use or accessible as those already on most PC and Mac computers. If it's not already included with your computer, Windows Live Movie Maker can be downloaded for free here​.  If you have access to more robust programs such as Final Cut or Adobe Premier you are welcome to use them.

Note: The file size for your completed video should be between 100 and 300 MB. Important: please submit the final version of the video as a .mov, .mp4 or .avi file.

Uploading the Video:

We will be using Dropbox, a free, file sharing service, to send and receive videos. With a parent or guardian, visit here to create a free, online account. Upload your video to a Dropbox folder, right click the file and click "get link" next to the Dropbox icon. Copy and email the link to chloe.porter@vlrehab.ca

Videos are due to CNIB no later than February 20, 2018.


There will be three (3) random draws separated by age category. Under 18 (0-17) years of age, 18-29 years of age, and 30+ years of age. All submissions that meet the requirements below will be eligible for an entry into the draw for the appropriate age category. One winner, drawn at random, from each category will win a $200 Visa Gift Card as well as the opportunity to attend CNIB Manitoba's 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Eligible Entries:​

  • Up to four (4) minutes in length

  • No copyright infringement and/or appropriate sourcing acknowledgement

  • Signed registration and media release form

  • Signed interview release form for all persons appearing on the video

  • Intro to video including first name and city of residence

  • Content describing how CNIB has impacted your life

  • Video in .mov, .mp4, or .avi file