For the first time ever, the UK’s best-selling gadget magazine Stuff is launching a nationwide search to find a presenter for their popular website Stuff.tv.
Stuff, in association with Presenters Inc, are giving one budding superstar the chance to launch their career in TV, by offering a 6-month presenting contract with Stuff.tv (www.stuff.tv/showus ).
In addition, the winner will also receive professional presenter training, and mentoring by Presenting consultants Sally Gray, and Jonus Hurst, founders of Presenters Inc (http://www.presentersinc.co.uk/).
The winner will become the face of Stuff.tv’s Video Podcasts, voted ‘Best of 2007’ by Apple iTunes and watched by over 40,000 people every week. As well as, £10,000 worth of cutting-edge home entertainment equipment, including a plasma TV, home cinema equipment, DVD player,and games console.
How to enter?
If you’re looking to cut your teeth in the world of broadcasting you should record a short video of yourself reviewing the item of your choice, then visit stuff.tv/showus to see how to upload it to YouTube. The team is looking for the best clips showcasing enthusiastic and original presenting and reviewing skills.
If you’re looking to forge a successful career in the TV industry then Show us Your Stuff is a great place to start. Stuff’s editor-in-chief Tom Dunmore – a regular contributor to BBC Breakfast, Sky News and The Gadget Show - commented: "This is a brilliant opportunity to show off your presenting skills and begin a sensational career in TV. We’re looking for entertaining videos that display a real passion – the crazier the better!”
The competition is open to anyone in the UK, or internationally, aged over 18 who thinks they’ve got what it takes to be the face of Stuff.tv.
Competition entrants must upload a video of them reviewing any product of their choice to find out how go to: www.stuff.tv/showus
The video must be no longer than 2 minutes and as entertaining as possible!
The competition opens on 7th April and closes in 30th September 2008.
The judging panel will select best videos on an ongoing basis, which will be featured on a dedicated area of the Stuff.tv website.
A final shortlist of 5 entrants will go head-to-head in a live final, to be hosted at Stuff magazine’s annual gadget show Stuff Live, on Stage at Excel, 1st November 2008.
The winner will be offered a £10,000, six-month contract as a video presenter at Stuff’s HQ at Teddington Studios, London. They will receive video presenter training and produce at least 20 videos to appear on Stuff.tv website, The Stuff channel on Joost, and the Stuff vidcast, the UK’s most popular technology podcast.* The Stuff vidcast topped the iTunes podcast charts for the majority of 2007, and topped the iTunes ‘podcasts of the year’ list.
Professional training will be provided by our partners Sally Gray and Jonus Hurst, Consultants and founders of Presenters Inc, (http://www.presentersinc.co.uk/).
For more information on how to enter and details on how to upload your Show us Your Stuff audition video to YouTube visit www.stuff.tv/showus
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