Tax Foundation’s YouTube Contest Deadline Days Away, Winner Gets $5000

October 10, 2008

Contestants have until next Wednesday, October 15, to submit their videos to the Tax Foundation’s CompeteUSA YouTube Contest, a campaign to raise awareness of America’s high business tax rates and how those taxes have an impact on our competitiveness, wages and living standards. The winner will earn $5,000 while second and third prize winners will receive $1,000 and $500, respectively.

The rules are simple

  • First, the video must be no shorter than 1 minute and no longer than 3 minutes and must be submitted on the following YouTube Group site by 11:59 PM EST on October 15, 2008: There is a limit of one video per individual.
  • Second, after submission of videos, contestants must submit basic information to Matt Moon, Manager of Media Relations at the Tax Foundation, at This would include a name, email, daytime/evening phone numbers, and address to Matt Moon at

The video must stick to the subject of the CompeteUSA project: raising public awareness of America’s high business taxes and how those taxes are affecting our competitiveness, wages and living standards. The judges will be looking for that right mix of humor and street-smart savvy about what impacts the jobs, wages and productivity of our current and future workers, and what we can do to create better opportunities for all Americans. (No employee, former employee, or immediate family member of an employee of the Tax Foundation may enter the contest.) The winner, as determined by a panel of Tax Foundation experts, will award the prize. For more information about CompeteUSA, go to

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