DENVER, CO, Nov. 2, 2010 -- Water For People (www.waterforpeople.org) is challenging everyone who is interested in improving global sanitation to break the silence and get people thinking and talking about toilets. The "Support a Movement" sanitation video competition sponsored by Image Brew, LLC (www.imagebrew.com) will bring the unmentionable details of sanitation into the spotlight to highlight its importance and raise awareness for the billions of people who don't have access to adequate toilets.
Water For People's mission seeks to end the world's drinking water and sanitation crises in developing countries by collaborating with in-country governments, communities, and other local partners to ensure that people have a safe and sanitary place to "go." More than merely building latrines, Water For People is changing the sanitation sector by transforming typical charity and humanitarian development practices to ensure that the beneficiaries of assistance have access to improved sanitation not only today but as well as years into the future.
In celebration of World Toilet Day, November 19, 2010, Water For People and Image Brew, LLC want people to lift the lid on ideas about sanitation and increase understanding of this life-threatening topic to bring long-term change and help end this global crisis.
To enter, contestants simply create a video, mashup, or slideshow about one of the following:
• A toilet failure. A time you or someone you know needed a toilet but one wasn't available. Maybe the toilet was full, too far away, or too dirty to use. What happened? What would have helped the situation?
• A toilet success. Remember a time the facilities (at home or during a trip) exceeded your expectations? What made it memorable? What can we learn from this success?
• A toilet innovation. Do you have a great idea that would help increase access to toilets in developing countries? Maybe it's a business concept, an invention, or a way to raise awareness about the consequences of inadequate sanitation?
Winners will be announced December 14, 2010, and three people will be awarded $500 each for their efforts. Additionally, Image Brew, LLC will also donate another $500 on behalf of each winner to Water For People.
For "Support a Movement" details and entry rules, visit www.waterforpeople.org/contest.
For more information about Water For People, contact Peter Mason, Director of Marketing and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.waterforpeople.org.
About Water For People
Founded in 1991, Water For People is an international, nonprofit humanitarian organization that focuses on long-lasting, safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities in the developing world. While Water For People is in its 20th year of work it focuses not on creating a dependency on charity in the 11 countries it works in, but rather strengthening the ability of the local community to plan, build, finance, maintain and operate their own systems. The organization works in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America to show that its successful programs are adaptable around the world and can be replicated anywhere. Water for People is a charity of choice of the American water and wastewater community. For more information, visit www.waterforpeople.org.
About Image Brew, LLC
Image Brew is a high-end, video production boutique based in Denver, Colorado. They create compelling, high-definition videos for many types of media, ranging from DVDs to the Internet. Specialties include promotional videos for products or services, educational videos intended for sale, and outdoor recreation, sports and travel videos. For more information, visit www.imagebrew.com.