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The Challenge

The 811 Video Challenge is back for a third straight year!

This year, we’re asking CGA members to submit either a newly created or existing short video (around 60 seconds in length). Entries may either be public service announcements or social media videos.

Submitted videos must feature references to 811 but may also include references to other core CGA programs (Best Practices, DIRT Report, Technology Report, etc.).

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about the Third Annual 811 Video Challenge.

Create your Video

CGA encourages submitters to carefully consider their target audience and key messages in their submission. The review committee will be looking for a wide variety of topics, and videos that go beyond the “basics” of 811 are encouraged.

CGA will release the 2017 CGA DIRT Report, which includes insights about damage prevention data specific to various target audiences, very soon. We will link to the report on this page once it is released.

Submitters of videos that are in Spanish should also include an English translation of the video’s script for ease of judging.

Submit your video using the uploading tool below. File types accepted are .MOV and .MP4.

What's in it for You

Winning the 811 Video Challenge is all about recognition and bragging rights within the industry! Select videos will be shown and award winners will be announced at the CGA Annual Meeting and Conference in Tampa in March 2019.

Additionally, CGA seeks submissions from organizations that are open to sharing their video for all CGA members to use, either on social media or television. Be sure to check the appropriate box regarding sharing in the submission form below.

The Fine Print

The Third Annual 811 Video Challenge opens Monday, Sept. 10 and closes on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Participants must be CGA members. Each organization may submit up to four (4) separate submissions for the 2018 811 Video Challenge.

Submissions will be judged on: presentation, content and creativity; anticipated breadth of industry appeal and interest; and effectiveness in communicating information about 811 and damage prevention to a target audience.

Any and all non-original content – music, video or otherwise – must be properly licensed by the owner and proof of licensing must be submitted to CGA at the time of entry at The license to use this content must extend not only to the submitter but to CGA with a right of sublicense by CGA. Click here for the complete rules.