This week YouTube and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting launched Project: Report, a journalism contest (sponspred by Sony VAIO and Intel) for citizen journalists to tell stories that might not otherwise be told.

The contest will take place over three rounds. The first round will be judged by the Pulitzer Center and will narrow the field down to the top ten reporters. The YouTube community will then vote to select the top five finalists and the ultimate winner. The winner will receive a $10,000 grant for travel abroad and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center on a story of global importance. The finalists will also receive high-end video and editing equipment from Sony and be featured on the YouTube homepage. Additional prizes will be given to the top ten and top five participants as the contest progresses.

Assignment for Round One: Create and submit a video profile of an individual of significance in your community. The submission should be three minutes or less. Deadline for uploading is October 5.

>> For more information, visit The Pulitzer Center website: www.pulitzercenter.org.