Verizon, and AudPop announce video submission contest to showcase kindness across the country


Winners will have videos displayed on New York City's Times Square NASDAQ billboard on World Kindness Day

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One small act of kindness can truly make an impact. Through Verizon's #ACallForKindness campaign, more than 10,000 people have taken the kindness pledge to perform an act of kindness. Now, there is a new and exciting way for everyone to join the kindness movement.

Verizon,, and AudPop have partnered together to showcase kindness like never before through a video submission contest in which the top three videos will be shown on New York City's Times Square NASDAQ billboard for World Kindness Day, November 13th.

"Since 2020, we've been on a mission to spread kindness, and partnering with and AudPop will help us put kindness front and center on the biggest stage on World Kindness Day," said Krista Bourne, chief operating officer of Verizon Consumer Group. "We can't wait to see the submissions and hope these videos will inspire others to choose kindness in their lives every day."

"Telling stories of human kindness is such an effective and powerful way to remind people why every kind act makes a difference," said Jaclyn Lindsey, Co-founder & CEO of "We've always been committed to storytelling as a means to inspire people everywhere to choose kindness. And now through this partnership with AudPop and Verizon, we are so excited to see how people tell their own story of kindness, and more importantly the impact their stories will have on others."

"AudPop is thrilled to partner with Kindness and Verizon to crowdsource videos about kindness,” said Paige Williams, Founder & CEO, AudPop. “We know a story well told can change the world, and these 3000 videos will have a major impact on spreading acts of kindness. That's why we do what we do at AudPop. Marrying our video submissions software with a community of 75,000 global, diverse creators allows for great brands and nonprofits to create real change and have impact in the world."

To participate, create a video up to 3 minutes that tells a compelling story about kindness. Your video should display kindness, messages of positivity and the beneficial impact kindness has on humanity. Videos can be narrative or nonfiction storytelling that urges others to bravely display kindness in their everyday lives.

Questions to consider when creating your video:

  • Why does kindness matter?
  • What are the unexpected ways kindness shows up in our lives?
  • How can I inspire others to choose kindness?

The contest closes on October 21. To learn more about rules and eligibility, visit the link here.

A Call For Kindness

The #ACallForKindness campaign inspires kind acts through a multifaceted approach that leverages research, inspires people through art, educates people through kindness experts, and provides opportunities for people to quickly and easily choose kindness, no matter who they are or where they live. Visit to take the kindness pledge and learn how you can choose kindness today.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

AudPop is a social impact video platform connecting Creators, businesses, and audiences globally. We believe that real stories can change the world. That’s why we connect Creators with brands and audiences through the creation, curation, and promotion of authentic video content. AudPop powers turn-key video submissions and video production through connecting mission- driven brands and creators/filmmakers. Brands use AudPop to crowd-source addictive, gorgeous video content at scale from our award-winning diverse global filmmaker collective and to get the exact video that they need. AudPop has worked with many brands including Verizon, Southwest Air, GoDaddy, Hilton Worldwide, and DELL. AudPop supports a community of 75K global filmmakers and creators, has 14K short films on its platform, and has operated over 500 online film festivals, video contests, and film challenges awarding over $10M in cash and prizes to global diverse creators. Founded in 2013, AudPop is committed to facilitating collaboration and creating meaningful change.

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