Video Submissions for "Joy Comes Back" 

Ruthie Foster wants to know what brings you JOY - and she would like you to tell her about it in her new video!

Ruthie Foster is creating a video for the song 'Joy Comes Back,' the title track to her upcoming album. If you would like to participate, write down a word or phrase telling her what brings you joy. (Write your word or phrase with a sharpie or marker boldly on light-colored, heavy stock paper.) Be honest. Be creative. Be yourself! Then record a video of you holding the paper for five seconds in whatever setting you choose. (Please see the instructions below when selecting a format for your video.) We will collect all your submissions and use as many as we can in the video. Submission deadline is Feb. 1.

Please note that if you are using a cell phone camera, you should turn the phone so that the camera is in landscape/horizontal mode instead of portrait/vertical. The preferred video resolution is 1080pHD or higher. The higher the resolution of the video you send, the better the final output will look. Acceptable formats: Quicktime MOV, MPEG-4, 3GP, 3G2, and AVI. Download links from are also acceptable. If you are looking for a third-party file transfer website, we suggest using (up to 2GB). No low-resolution videos or YouTube links will be accepted.

Please send your submission to and use the  subject header"WHAT BRINGS ME JOY."