Birth Matters Virginia Sponsors National Video Contest

March 19, 2009

Birth Matters Virginia, an organization that works to promote an evidence-based model of maternity care, is hosting a contest intended to educate women about their choices and options during pregnancy and childbirth.

The organization is inviting mothers, fathers, filmmakers, film students, birth advocates, and others to create a 4- to 7-minute educational video about birth. First prize is $1,000.

For rules and entry information, visit http://www.birthmattersva.org/videocontest.html. Updates are also available on Facebook. The deadline is Mother’s Day — May 10.

The judges will be Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, makers of documentary “The Business of Being Born,” and Sarah Buckley, an OBGYN and author of “Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering.”

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