A not-for-profit organization is sponsoring a video contest about America that aims to get elementary school students excited about their country and to show pride in their school and their community.

By sharing a 30-60 second video on the topic “What America Means to Me,” students and school representatives across the nation have the opportunity to win up to $2,500 for their school. The videos will be viewed on WoodmenLife’s Facebook page where the public can vote for their favorite. Prizes will be awarded to the top three videos with the most online votes.

Beginning Monday, April 2, school representatives can enter their video on the WoodmenLife Facebook video contest tab through noon CDT on Thursday, April 26.

Facebook fans will then cast their vote for their favorite videos starting Monday, April 30, through noon CDT on Friday, May 11. The contest winners will be announced on Monday, May 14 via Facebook and Twitter.

With today’s shrinking school budgets, finding money for classroom technology, special projects or extracurricular activities can be a challenge. The video contest is an opportunity for schools to earn money for classroom activities, sports equipment, field trips or other items. All elementary school classroom teachers, band directors, coaches, principals and school-affiliated organizations are eligible to participate in the contest.

Founded in 1890 as a not-for-profit, WoodmenLife gives back to the nearly 700,000 members who join together in a shared commitment to family, community and country. WoodmenLife offers quality life insurance and retirement products.

The public can find out more about the “America Is …” video contest on the WoodmenLife Facebook page.