PenFed Foundation Video Contest To Honor Caregivers Of Wounded Servicemembers And Veterans

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 17:00

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) is holding a video contest to find a caregiver of a wounded servicemember or veteran who will be honored as the “hero at home” at its Eighth Annual Night of Heroes Gala later this year. The public will help choose the winner on YouTube.

Under the "Hero at Home" Video Contest, the caregiver depicted in the most compelling YouTube video submitted will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., and receive the "Hero at Home" award at the PenFed Foundation’s Eighth Annual Night of Heroes Gala on May 24, 2012. This year’s gala will honor family and friends who care for wounded military heroes while they are recuperating from the hospital and after they return home.

To enter, contestants must upload on YouTube a one- to two-minute video about a “hero at home” who went above and beyond to care for an injured servicemember or veteran, then complete the entry form at with the URL of the video. Contestants must also “like” the PenFed Foundation’s official fan page at Nominations can be made by servicemembers and veterans, their caregivers, or a third party. All submitted videos will be featured on the PenFed Foundation’s YouTube contest page at

Entries will be accepted between March 1, 2012, and April 12, 2012. Five finalists will be announced on April 16, 2012, and the public will be invited to help choose the winner on the PenFed Foundation’s YouTube finalist’s page at through April 22, 2012 by liking their favorite video. The finalist with the most likes will win. An official announcement will be made on April 23, 2012. To make a donation or learn more about the foundation, visit: