How do I upload video footage from my computer to your website?

  1. Convert your video into an acceptable format (See below, for acceptable file formats.)
  2. Create an account, log in, and click "Upload video."
  3. You will be prompted to "Choose File," in one of the supported formats (.flv, .mov, .avi, .wmv, .mpeg4, .mp4, & .mpeg)
  4. Once you have titled and described your video, click "Upload Video." Once the uploading has been completed, check your video by going to "My Videos."

What file formats do you accept?

We accept video in a wide range of popular formats, including FLV's, QuickTime, Windows Media, and RealVideo. File formats include .flv, .mov, .avi, .wmv, .mpeg4, .mp4, & .mpeg
The fastest way to get your videos into an awards show is to submit each file in MPEG4 format with MP3 audio or MPEG2 format with MP3 audio.
It is important to note that some formats may cause problems due to codec differences, and in certain cases, we may not be able to add your video at all.

  • Here are our preferred video specs:
  • NTSC, deinterlaced
  • Video Codec: MPEG2 or MPEG4 (MPEG4 preferred)
  • Video Bitrate: at least 260Kbps (400kbps preferred)
  • Audio Codec: MP3
  • Audio Bitrate: at least 70Kbps (128 Kbps preferred)

What is the best format to compress to?

FLV, H264 QT, WMV9

What are the system upload requirements? Is there a size limitation or a maximum number of videos I can upload?

You can upload as many videos as you like, with size or length limitations specified in our Video Plans. However, we do require the following: You must be operating on Windows 98SE or higher or, Mac 10.1 or higher. You'll need a broadband connection to upload video.

What are the technical requirements for my video to be uploaded and entered into an awards show?

  • The video must be in a format we accept. (See above.)
  • The video must contain recognizable video content. (Video container files that do not contain video will not be accepted).
  • The frame rate should be above 12 frames per second.
  • The video metadata must be accurate and relevant to the content you upload. (No spam!)
  • The video must be at least 10 seconds long.

Can I remove my videos after I upload them?

There is a "delete" function on the "My Videos" page that can be found under "Actions." The video will be deleted immediately and permanently from your account.

The 2BAwards Category Listing And Descriptions

Having Trouble Deciding Which Category To Enter Your Video? Here Is An Easy Guide.

Open to all ages!

Animals – Do you have a pet that does amazing tricks? This is the category for you!

Band – Two or more people making music with instruments, with or without vocals

Best Hair Stylist – Do you think that you have what it takes to work with Celebrities, A-Listers and Hipsters? Post your video in this category of your best hairstyle.

Cheerleading – Any cheer routine, with one or more participants.

Comedy – Notice: This category may contain inappropriate content and language not suitable for minors. Are you the next Jerry Seinfeld, George Lopez or Louis Black? This category is for any comedy routine, stand up, skit, or act.

Dance – self-explanatory, this category is for all dance routines, modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop with one or more participants.

Extreme Sports – are those, which are characteristically thrilling, owing to the high level of risk involved. They often include extremes of physical exertion or speed, or height. Do you have a video of skateboarding, para-sailing, snowboarding, motocross, bicycle tricks, etc…? This is the place.

Funniest Video – Have a funny video like on Americas Funniest Videos? This is the category for you!

Magic – All magic acts, card tricks, levitation, sawing people in half, making things disappear. This is the category for you!

Marching Band – This one is self explanatory; this category is for any marching band routine, high school, college, or any other level.

Solo Instrument – One person playing any instrument, with or without vocals.

Spokes model – Do you have the physical appearance that contributes to brand equity, perhaps to be our next 2B Awards Spokes person? Upload a video of yourself explaining why you should be considered to be our next Spokes model.

Vocals – Solo or group vocals, with or without musical accompaniment.

The 2B Awards will take the liberty of disqualifying any entrée and removing the video from our website if we feel it is inappropriate or in bad taste. We will also not accept any video that is hate based, or shows any type of criminal behavior. The discretion of the 2B Awards is the final say in all cases. Please review the Official Rules.

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