New Video Contest Announced by Sorenson Communications

SALT LAKE CITY — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 2, 2010 — Sorenson Communications®, the leading provider of Video Relay Service (VRS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who use sign language to communicate, today announced its sponsorship of the first-ever “Express Yourself” Video Contest.

“Sorenson recognizes the power of visual communication—especially the power inherent in sign language,” notes Ron Burdett, Sorenson Communications Vice President of Community Relations. “The goal of the contest is to encourage the creation of video content that contains sign language, is deaf-related, or contains representations of deaf culture.”

The theme of the Video Contest is “Express Yourself.” There are three categories for entrants:

  • Entrant under 18 years of age
  • Entrant 18 years of age or older
  • Sorenson employee

Entrants may submit any genre of original video, including film and animation. Videos must be between one and ten minutes long and will be judged solely on the following criteria:

  • Incorporation of the theme “Express Yourself”
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Use of sign language and/or representations of deaf culture
  • Cinematography and editing

One winner in each of the three categories will receive a $1,000 award and may also be considered for public screenings worldwide or be shown through the Sorenson Communications Video Center.

Entries will be accepted from March 3, 2010, through April 27, 2010. To obtain an “Express Yourself” Video Contest entry form and view the Official Rules, visit

About Sorenson Communications

Sorenson Communications® ( is a provider of industry-leading communications services and products. The company’s offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson VP-200® videophone; and Sorenson IP Relay® (SIPRelay), which enables text-to-speech relay communication.


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