Short Film

Aspiring filmmakers and storytellers, this is a great opportunity to show off your skills and creativity.  Filmmakers are invited to create short films at the upcoming 626 Night Market events!  The largest Asian night market in America, 626 Night Market is a pan-Asian food and entertainment event with over 200 food, merchandise, and crafts vendors, as well as live musical acts, artists, and games.  With so much going on, the opportunities to capture a good short story at the night market are endless.

The best films will receive cash prizes as well as exposure on our website and social media channels.

Task: To create a short film (10 min or less) using 626 Night Market as a backdrop.  Anything goes for the story and style — we want to see how creative you can get!  (No profanity, please.  We are a family event.)

Grand Prize:  
1st place – $300
2nd & 3rd place – Honorary mentions. We’ll feature your short film on our website and social media channels.

All winners may see their short films featured in next year’s 626 Night Market commercials on TV or in videos on our YouTube channel and other media!

Deadline:  EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 9, 2015

Winners Announced: October 16, 2015

Event Info:
626 Night Market
August 7-9, September 4-6

How to Enter:
RSVP by emailing contests@626nightmarket.com if you plan to accept the challenge and which event dates you plan to attend.  We’ll provide FREE ADMISSION to the filmmakers (max 5 free tickets per crew).

Good luck!  Watch the 2014 Short Film Contest winners here:

 

VLOG

Are you a vlogger or aspiring YouTuber?  Attendees of all video skill levels are encouraged to create vlogs (video blogs) at the upcoming 626 Night Market events!  The original and largest Asian night market in the United States, 626 Night Market is a pan-Asian food and entertainment event with over 200 food, merchandise, and crafts vendors, plus music, artists, and games.  With so much going on, the opportunities to capture great moments at the night market are endless.

The best vlogs will receive cash prizes as well as exposure on our website and social media channels.

Task: To create a vlog (5 min or less) using 626 Night Market as a backdrop.  Anything goes for the story and style — we want to see how creative you can get!  (No profanity, please.  We are a family event.)

Grand Prize:  
1st place – $200
2nd & 3rd place – Honorary mentions. We’ll feature your vlog on our website and social media channels.

Deadline:  EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Winners Announced: September 28, 2015

Event Info:
626 Night Market
August 7-9, September 4-6

How to Enter:
RSVP by emailing contests@626nightmarket.com if you plan to accept the challenge and which event dates you plan to attend.  We’ll provide FREE ADMISSION to the vloggers (max 2 free tickets per contestant).


SCREENWRITING

We’re looking for talented screenwriters who have a passion for storytelling! Anything goes for the story and style — let's see how creative you can get! The best scripts will receive cash prizes as well as exposure on our website and social media channels.

Task: Submit a full script — both shorts and features will be accepted. Anything goes for the story.

Prizes:  
1st place – $150
2nd & 3rd place – Honorary mentions.

Deadline:  EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Winners Announced:  September 28, 2015

How to Enter:
RSVP by emailing contests@626nightmarket.com if you plan to accept the challenge and which event dates you plan to attend. Free admission will be provided to participating screenwriters to any of the events (you know, for inspiration — so you can be artists, without starving).

Good luck!


photography

Everyone takes photos at 626 Night Market, but are you really talented with the camera? We want to see how you portray the 626, San Gabriel Valley, and 626 Night Market through the lens. 

Task: Submit up to 6 photos of the San Gabriel Valley and August's 626 Night Market event. There must be a theme that ties your pieces together.

Prizes:  Winners will have their works showcased on their own walls in the Art Walk at 626 Night Market on September 4-6.

Deadline:  August 14, 2015

Winners Announced:  September 4-6, 2015

How to Enter:
RSVP by emailing contests@626nightmarket.com if you plan to accept the challenge and which event dates you plan to attend. Free admission will be provided to participating photographers to the August event.

Submit your entry with the photos in a single ZIP file to photocontest@626nightmarket.com. Please put "626 Photo Contest" for the subject line.