Make All Your Christmas Streams Come True
Update: The initial application time has ended. Finalists have been selected. View the videos from each finalist at AM1160 and vote for your favorite submission. You may vote once per day until deadline (January 24, 2021 at 11:59:59pm).
So many churches have had to work extremely hard in the past several months to adjust to the new reality: local quarantines and governmental shutdowns that have forced worship outside, or worse, with no congregation at all. We have witnessed houses of worship create new opportunities for their quarantined and infirmed congregation—from drive-through services to streaming video online—in order to allow members to participate in virtual worship services.
For some, this was a fairly easy adjustment; however, for many churches, this has required a lot of time, training, and expenses. Perhaps, after nine months of virtual religious services, you’ve realized that your church’s live video stream needs an upgrade; maybe your church just hasn’t had the funds to set-up a proper video stream, and you’ve been relying on an iPhone propped up on a music stand.
That’s where Stream Dudes wants to help. We are a local Chicago-based small business that provides live video streaming solutions to their clients who want to create and deliver content. We work with businesses, local governmental organizations, schools, and churches just like yours.
Stream Dudes would like to make “Christmas streams” of one lucky Chicagoland church come true. Which is why we are giving away a complete live video streaming package—valued at $7000.00 USD—to a church that is in need of improving their live video streaming during these—sometimes outright unconstitutional—socially-distant times.
Grand Prize Live Streaming Equipment Package
This two-camera workflow (what’s a workflow anyway?) will get you streaming easily, and adds the ability to bring in overlay graphics, lyrics/verses from another computer, control a remote camera, and makes your stream more engaging. The package includes:
- The Dude Rack Slim: A 1U, rack-mount, all-in-one, NDI/IP video-based video production solution featuring vMix 4K software ($4,250.00 USD MSRP)
- Live camera switching
- PTZ control
- Audio mixing
- Overlay graphics / lyrics / verses
- Live streaming and much more!
- (2) Minrray UV510A PTZ Cameras: 1080/60p cameras ($1,199.00 USD MSRP Each)
- PoE, NDI|HX (included)
- 20x optical zoom.
- Includes two (2) wall mounts
- One (1) 8-Port PoE switch: For powering the cameras
- One (1) Behringer UMC202HD USB audio interface Box: A simple and easy way to connect audio from an existing mixer to the Dude Rack Slim.
- Two (2) hours of virtual vMix training ($750.00 USD Value)
- Remote/virtual equipment setup assistance with six-months of phone support ($500.00 USD Value)
How to Enter
To enter, please visit our contest home page—hosted by AM 1160—and fill out the contest form at the bottom of the page. Entries will be accepted through Friday, December 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. CST. Then, a panel of judges from AM 1160 will review the entries and select the top 10 finalists. Each finalist will be asked to submit a short (30-second) video explaining why their church should be the winner. Finalists’ videos will be posted here beginning Friday, January 8, 2021. Then, the public has two weeks (14-days, ending 11:59 p.m. CST on Thursday, January 21, 2021) to vote for the most deserving church/house of worship. The winner will be announced on Monday, January 25, 2021.
The Fine Print
For full contest rules and eligibility requirements, click here.