• Create Content for Brands & Earn Cash!


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    The New York Film Academy has partnered with the growing online creative community, Zooppa. Zooppa is a global social network that develops user-generated advertising with a commitment toward giving talented people with original ideas the ability to work with leading brands. This is a tremendous opportunity for NYFA’s diverse student body to immediately impact the professional world of creative advertising.

    Thus far, NYFA members have contributed content for “Be Bold for Girls,” as well as Campbell’s and other brands.

    Now, Zooppa has announced the following opportunities for students, alumni and faculty to continuing creating content for major brands and earn money!

    Snackwell’s: Live Well, Snack Well
    • Mission: Create clever 30 second or 15 second videos that entertain female shoppers and entice them to try new the new Snackwell’s.
    • Tone: Clever and entertaining
    • Target: women 35 – 65 years of age who is health conscious and weight conscious, but still craves sweet-tasting snacks with fewer calories.
    • $15,000 in total awards that will go to the top 3 submissions
    • Deadline to submit is May 5, 2015
    • All students who submit to this project will be eligible to win from the $15,000 awards pool offered by SnackWell’s. In addition, NYFA students only will be eligible to win an additional $500 – guaranteed to go to the best submission from NYFA.
    • For more info click here
    Volo Energy “Good, For You”
    • Mission: Create 30-45 second commercial style videos showing real life moments where Volo Vitamins Energy packets give you the boost you need
    • Tone: Informative and Inspirational OR Funny, Sharable, Entertaining
    • Target: Healthy, active, men and women (18-49), seeking a healthy alternative to coffee and energy drinks
    • $20,000 in total awards that will go to the top 8 submissions
    • Deadline to submit is May 5, 2015
    • Social sharing encouraged! Tag @VoloVitamins
    • For more info click here
    San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy: Saving Rhinos From Extinction
    • Mission: Make short (30 second) video PSA’s calling people to action and activating them to join the SanDiego Zoo’s conservation efforts
    • Tone: Lighthearted, humorous
    • Target Audience: Women 40+ who are animal lovers and 20+ year olds who have grown up with conservation as a pressing issue
    • Winning videos may be used on a nationally broadcasted TV PSA
    • $25,000 in total awards that will go to the top 7 submissions
    • Deadline to submit is March 17, 2015
    • For more info click here

    Please feel free to reach out to with any questions you may have.

    In order to be eligible for the special $500 NYFA award, students must submit high-quality content in-line with the creative brief.

    Best of luck with all of your projects!


    March 2, 2015 • Contests, Student & Alumni Spotlights • Views: 5321

  • Create a PSA for NASA


    NASA PSA Contest

    The New York Film Academy is proud to announce a contest for students to pitch ideas that tell the story of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). JWST is poised to become one of the most groundbreaking scientific and engineering achievements of our time, designed to operate at near absolute zero, and approximately 1.5 million km away from the Earth.

    Now, the New York Film Academy‘s students will have the rare opportunity of being a part of the global dialogue and excitement that surrounds the development of the JWST. By creating powerful, engaging, and visually exciting stories featuring the Webb Telescope, students will explore humankind’s most significant scientific marvels first hand, and also have a chance to be featured in NASA’s websites.

    The initial round of the contest calls for submissions that contain strong self-application essays, reflecting upon the students’ views of JWST and why they should be picked for this highly prestigious opportunity. The second round will begin with invitations for selected students to tour Northrop Grumman and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), two facilities that house some of JWST’s vital components, and where most of the principal photography will take place.

    These tours will further motivate students for the final round of the contest, which culminates with no less than a live pitch to a committee featuring members from NASA, JPL, and Northrop Grumman!

    The New York Film Academy continues to lead the educational frontier for innovative STEAM-based education initiatives. Pay close attention as the first products of our collaboration with NASA, Northrop Grumman Corporation, JPL, and others, roll out in the beginning of 2015.

    For NYFA students: Your application must include:

    1. Cover letter outlining your interest in the JWST story.
    2. Reel or sample of your work.

    Materials may be submitted by individuals or groups. Selected students will receive a tour of JWST’s facilities and an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a committee including representatives from NASA. Winners will be given equipment and support to shoot a PSA that will be featured on NASA’s website and various other platforms.

    Contest open to all One Year, Two Year, MFA, BFA, MA and AFA Students in good standing. For more information about the James Webb Telescope, visit

    For submissions and/or questions about the contest, please email   


    September 10, 2014 • Contests, STEAM • Views: 7597