American Spaces Impact Video Challenge Winners

In fall 2017, the Office of American Spaces invited all types of American Spaces to make a 90-second video to visually communicate how they make an impact in their missions. Judges included experts in digital communication and Office of American Spaces staff. The winners …of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 in extra support funding per region (SCA and NEA combined) are below. Scroll down for information about the contest. Thank you to all the nearly 50 American Spaces who participated!


Africa (2)

East Asia Pacific (5 locations, 6 videos)

Europe and Eurasia (12 locations, 19 videos)

South Central Asia and Near East Affairs (NEA, 1; SCA, 21 locations, 25 videos) 

WHA (6 locations, 8 videos)

American Spaces Impact Video Challenge

The Office of American Spaces is looking for visual stories that demonstrate how American Spaces are making an impact in their cities, countries or regions. The impact could be, for example, on an individual, the community, a particular issue, U.S. relations with the country, or the country itself. The video should tell your story in 90 seconds or less. The Office of American Spaces is offering awards of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for the top three videos in each region, and we have extended the deadline for the contest until September 30, 2017. The awards will be added to FY 2018 American Spaces Support Fund allocations, so you will have plenty of time to obligate those funds.

This challenge is in keeping with the efforts of the Office of American Spaces to better evaluate the impact of American Spaces. In addition, to bring the video contest more closely in line with techniques taught in American Spaces training courses about using social media to market American Spaces, we ask that you post this video on your own Facebook or other social media platform and then post the link to the video in the American Spaces Community Forum. As a way to involve your community, you could challenge your patrons/visitors to make the video and you choose the best one to post.

The Office of American Spaces will use these videos in activities aimed at demonstrating and explaining to various internal and external audiences the value of the work that goes on every day in American Spaces around the world.