Entry forms for the Sons of The American Legion’s Snapshots of Service and Videos of Service are now available online.
The new Videos of Service contest was adopted by the SAL National Executive Committee at the 2022 Fall Meetings. The intent of Videos of Service is “to facilitate public relations, brand awareness and promotion of the Sons of The American Legion on social media platforms.”
Videos of Service is open to all SAL members. Videos must include SAL members with their covers or identifiable clothing on during the activity or event; be under five minutes and published to an approved social media platform — Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or any emerging platform deemed appropriate by a vote of the SAL’s Public Relations & Media Commission — with a link emailed to the commission using the downloaded fillable PDF; and fall into one of three categories.
Those categories are program support, which highlights, promotes, encourages or displays participation in Legion programs; membership and recruitment, which encourages new members and renewals; and community engagement, which shows detachments or squadrons involved in work in their communities.
The Public Relations & Media Commission will judge entries on video quality, content and branding.
Snapshots of Service continues to call for photos of SAL members engaged in activities that represent one of the Four Pillars: Americanism, Children and Youth, National Security, and Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation. Members must be wearing SAL caps or apparel, and photos must be in JPG or TIFF format.
More details and entry forms for both contests are available at Legion.org/sons/publications.