Welcome to the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation and WOBM Engage Toms River YouTube Challenge!

We want you to create an ORIGINAL TO THIS CONTEST 3-10 minute video or lip dub showing why your school, society, non profit, neighborhood, you, your family and friends believe Toms River is the BEST place to live in the United States and be in for a chance to WIN the Grand Prize of $10,000; a $1000 OCC Scholarship for the Producer's Award or a $500 GoPro voucher for the Viewer's Choice Award.

Speaking at the launch, Jeremy Grunin, Executive Director stated, “One of the Grunin Foundation’s key tenets is to Engage Toms River by encouraging individual initiative, ability and creativity. The Engage Toms River YouTube Challenge is a fun way to show off Toms River’s creative energy. The idea was inspired by High School East’s lip dub, which has more than 124,000 views on YouTube. If you haven’t seen it, watch it! It’s amazing and fun—their energy pops off the screen.  We’re looking for more of that!”

The video upload contest begins Monday, October 20th at 12:01a.m., and closes on Monday, December 1st at 11:59 p.m.

How to Enter:

1. Create a positive, upbeat video or lip dub (3-10 minutes) describing what you love about Toms River. See rules section “Judging Criteria” for more information on how to create your video and what the judges are looking for.

2. Fill in the entry form below

3. Then, either upload the video directly to your own YouTube site, and send the link to colleen.hall@townsquaremedia.

or 4. Email your MV4 file with the form below!

After we have received all submissions, we will post them on our YouTube page, and then YOU and your friends will come right to this page, and get to VOTE on which video wins!

The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation’s vision is to make Toms River the regional template for quality of life and strong economic health through social investment in health care, education and the arts.

We want to encourage every citizen in Toms River to awaken your creativity, individuality and your artistic and technical abilities to show off Toms River Pride.


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