#WhyIVote Call For Submissions

Women’s March Aotearoa New Zealand needs your help to inspire more women to vote in the September 2017 general election with our #WhyIVote action.

We have an exciting new campaign that we hope you can help us with. We want to know why you vote to inspire others to vote in this year’s election.

The women of Aotearoa New Zealand have had the right to vote for almost 125 years, but during the 2014 general election only two thirds of those aged 18 to 29 voted.
We want to change that. Women deserve and need to make their voices heard.

So this election let’s make all our votes count.

We want to change that. Women deserve and need to make their voices heard.

So please help us inspire women to vote by sending us your video telling us #whyIvote.

Kate Sheppard Sent Me

Send Us Your Video

Here’s one of the ways you can tell your story:

  • Create a short video of yourself sharing why you vote.
  • The video should be 15 seconds or less (1-3 sentences).
  • The video should be shot horizontally, if using a mobile phone.
  • Shoot the video from no more than 1 metre away.
  • Ensure that background noise is kept to a minimum.
  • Keep in mind that your video should be non-partisan. We want to know why you are voting, rather than which party or candidate you support.
  • Feel free to use the attached #WhyIVote signage in your video.

Submission Guidelines

  • Please submit your video in any of the following file formats: .MOV, .MPEG4, .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, .3GPP, or WebM
  • Once you’ve created a video, you can deliver your submission in one of the following ways:
    • You can email womensmarchnz@gmail.com
    • You can use the free app wetransfer to email a large file
    • You can add your files to the public Google drive we have set up.
  • Please submit your video by 10PM​ on Friday, 30 June 2017​.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

#WhyIVote Video Submissions

  • Accepted file types: mov, mpeg4, mp4, avi, wmv, mpegps, flv, 3gpp, webm, Max. file size: 15 MB.
#WhyIMarch Kate Sheppard

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