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Create a Video That Explains Government Services for a Chance to Win $1,000

If you create a video that helps people understand how to get the government benefits and services they need, you could win $1,000 and have your video seen by millions. We provide answers to the public’s most common questions, at, but we need your help to create how-to videos that explain the process.

We are looking for videos that answer these common questions:

  • How do I check the status of my tax refund?
  • How can I apply for a government grant or loan?
  • How can I find a job?
  • How do I get a Social Security card?
  • How can I change my address with various government agencies when I move?

You can find the rules and more information about how to enter the contest at We are accepting entries until October 28, 2011.

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