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The Documentary Channel (DOC) and VMIX.COM are co-sponsoring a Do It Yourself Documentary Contest and are seeking immediate submissions of digital videos from registered members of The DIY Doc Contest is soliciting entrants to submit a 1-10 minute documentary film around any subject they are passionate about. Music documentary and ‘mockumentary’ films are permissible and encouraged.

The contest will accept official entries between March 1 at 12:01 a.m. ET and May 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A panel of judges from the DOC Programming Department will determine the top three winning entries. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity and originality, adherence to required topic, and popularity via VMIX members’ five-star ratings. VMIX members have the opportunity to vote on entries through May 15. Winning entries, notified by VMIX, will be announced publicly on June 7.

The Grand Prize Winner will have their entry telecast on The Documentary Channel in primetime this summer and also will be awarded an 80 GB video iPod. The Second Prize Winner will receive a six-month subscription to; and the Third Prize Winner will receive a prize pack of autographed DVDs from award-winning documentarians.

“We are thrilled to partner with on documentary contest of the DIY variety to encourage budding filmmakers to put their skills to the test and to provide a rare opportunity for that fledgling talent to receive national television exposure,” says Kate Pearson, DOC senior vice president of programming. “We’re looking forward to judging the entries and seeing who can make the most of this opportunity.”

Complete DIY Doc Contest details are available at