Optimus One Shot Contest Solicits Scripts for ShelterBox Ad

Young Industry Professionals Asked to Imagine Spots to Promote Emergency-Aid Group

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ShelterBox, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency aid for victims of natural disasters, is the subject of the second-annual Optimus One Shot contest. The contest, by production and postproduction house Optimus and agency Scott & Victor, asks young Chicago- and Los Angeles-area creative professionals to create a script for a spot in any medium about ShelterBox.

ShelterBox
Photo: The ShelterBox Trust

The contest is open to ad-agency and freelance creatives with fewer than five years of industry experience and is designed to provide them with quality material for their reels. The deadline for script submissions is July 1.

The winner will be provided with a director and all other production services to produce the script.

ShelterBox helps people in need around the globe by supplying the ShelterBox, a green, plastic box containing a 10-person tent and equipment to help a group of up to 10 survive for at least six months. The organization has assisted more than 800,000 people in 57 countries since it was started in 2001.

"After the success of last year's award-winning One Shot 'Done' spot, we're thrilled to be launching the second-annual contest to showcase the fresh work of young creative talent ... all for a good cause," said Tom Duff, president of Optimus, in announcing the contest earlier this month. "This year we chose to develop a spot for ShelterBox because of the global charity's focus on disaster relief assistance with an all-in-one life saving shelter."

For the full brief and additional contest details, visit Optimus.com/oneshot. You can also learn more about the contest on Facebook and Twitter.

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