Attention all filmmakers, storytellers, and those with a passion for capturing the essence of community! Prepare to illuminate our community in a way that has never been done before in our thrilling video contest, ‘Through the Lens: Community in Focus!’
This is your chance to be a part of a mission to encapsulate the heart of our beloved city from a multitude of perspectives. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to showcase Omaha’s community like never before.

Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or simply have a deep love for Omaha and the surrounding region, this contest is tailor-made for you! Unveil your unique perspective of Omaha and tell its story in a way that’s never been seen before. From its vibrant culture and rich history to its hidden gems and bustling neighborhoods, there’s a wealth of diversity and beauty to explore and showcase, and we want you to be a part of it.

Submission Requirements

  • All entries must be submitted in digital format:
    • No copyrighted materials (music, images, video clips, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  • Create a captivating video that highlights the community from your perspective.
  • Videos should be between 1 to 4 minutes in length.
  • Showcase the diversity, beauty, and uniqueness of Omaha and the surrounding region.
  • Videos must be original and created specifically for this contest.
  • Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States.

Deadline for Submission:

  • Submissions open on July 1st and close on September 1st. Don’t miss your chance to share your vision of Omaha with the world!

Video Format:

  • Preferred formats: MP4 or MOV.
  • Resolution: 1080p or higher for optimal viewing experience.
  • Audio: Ensure clear and high-quality audio.


  • Cash prizes for the top three winners.
    • Top Prize- $1500
    • Second Prize- $1000
    • Third Prize- $500
  • Recognition and exposure for your work through our social media channels and website.
  • The opportunity to showcase your video at local events and festivals.

Ready to showcase our community from your unique perspective? Grab your camera, unleash your creativity, and let’s celebrate the beauty and diversity of our city together! Don’t miss this chance to be a part of “Omaha Through Your Lens” and make your mark in the filmmaking community. Get filming, and show us what makes Omaha unforgettable!

Do You Have Questions Or Need More Information?

Reach out to Dell Nared Jr., Our Chief Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Belonging Officer