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Win $10k Toward an Educational Fund—Enter the Heart to Heart Video Essay Contest

Ferring Pharmaceuticals has kicked off its annual Heart to Heart video essay contest, offering patients who have used Bravelle®, Menopur®, and/or Repronex® the chance to tell their story in order to win up to $10,000 toward their child’s education.

In 2013, Shady Grove Fertility patients Aren and Jeff Dodge won the grand prize for the Heart to Heart video essay contest, putting away thousands of dollars for their daughter’s educational fund. Watch their winning video entry!

Dodge Family, Ferring Heart to Heart Video Contest Winner

Learn how you can be the next SGF patient to participate in this amazing opportunity.

How to Enter the Heart to Heart Video Essay Contest

Heart to Heart video essay contest logoThe goal of the Heart to Heart video essay contest is to provide inspiration to others hoping to build or grow their families. In the video, you should share the story of your journey to parenthood and offer words of support for others by encouraging them to “Have Heart, Share Hope” through the difficult experience of infertility. To enter the contest:

  • Submit your video entry by the deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Create and upload a short, creative video essay
  • Make sure to read the video requirements for information about the length, file format, and legal rules and regulations
  • Complete the online contest application, which can be found at hearttoheartcontest.com
  • Upload the consent form, medical confirmation, and physician information release form, which can be found at hearttoheartcontest.com
  • Vote on the hearttoheartcontest.com website. Five finalists will have their videos posted and the public will choose the winner.

Tips for the Heart to Heart Video Essay Contest


  • Keep your story simple and stick to the main points
  • When telling your story, consider what you would have liked to see and hear
  • Film your video in a well-lit environment—avoid fluorescent lighting or lighting that creates visible shadows
  • Make sure that the sound is clear—avoid areas that may create an echo and check for sources of potential background noise


  • Avoid use of copyrighted content, such as music, logos, or other branded material. Copyright-free music is available at hearttoheartcontest.com
  • Avoid mentioning the physician, practice, pharmacy, or other third-party organizations
  • Do not mention Ferring fertility products by brand names—please say “Ferring fertility product” or “Ferring medication”
  • When using your camera phone, shoot your video in the landscape orientation


  • One grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 educational fund (as a 529 or similar savings plan) for their child
  • Four runner-up winners will receive a $4,000 educational fund for their child

You can be the next Shady Grove Fertility patient to win this amazing contest. Enter today to have the chance to win $10,000 for an educational fund for your child.

If you would like to learn more about the Heart to Heart video essay contest or are ready to schedule an appointment, please speak with one of our New Patient Liaisons at 877-971-7755.

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