No copyrighted material may be used in the projects. This includes but is not limited to cover songs, audio samples, imagery, and written text. We encourage members to search for royalty-free or Creative Commons music and imagery. Projects using copyrighted material will be disqualified.
Works that tell a story or share a perspective through the documentation of real life events, past or present. Projects for this category would be non-fiction videos exploring current or historical issues or pieces about a subject, person or persons.Documentaries should be no longer than 7 minutes.
A narrative video tells a fictional story, though it may be based on real life events or issues. Submissions should explore issues that are important to you and possibly present potential solutions for real change in your community.Narratives should be no longer than 5 minutes.
Music videos are visual interpretations of original youth-produced music, using original video footage tied to the themes and message of the lyrics. Content should explore issues that are important to you and your community.Music Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes.
Public Service Announcement Video
Video work created with the objective of raising awareness and changing public
attitudes & behavior towards a social issue. Content should explore issues that are
important to you and your community. Think about creative approaches, treatment and subject matter. PSA's should be no longer than 3 minutes.
360-degree videos, also known as immersive videos or spherical videos, are video recordings where a view in every direction is recorded at the same time. This category will also include 360 digital storytelling- which is a series of linked 360 photos, that can be shot on a phone, with a voiceover.
All submissions should have a socially conscious, self-expressive or social commentary theme. See the Clubhouse Village for tips.Steps.
1. Upload your 360 video to Youtube. When it's complete, test it to make sure it shows as a 360 video. If you have an updated Youtube app, you should be able to move your phone around and see in all directions- or if you are on a computer you should be able to click & drag to see the environment that you captured.
2. In the REACH contest Video Upload field- in the video form- you will have the option to select an existing YouTube entry. Select your 360 video link and submit.
360 videos should be no longer than 3 minutes.
Works where the depiction of characters and settings is primarily in the form of hand-drawn or computer animation. For this category, you can use stop motion, hand-drawn, computer-generated, Flash, motion graphics, or a combination of formats. Submissions should explore issues that are important to you and present potential solutions for real change in your community.Animated Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes.
Work that captures an emotion, condition, issue or beauty through a digital, film or quality cell phone camera. Think about creative angles, composition, lighting and the various genres of Photography (a few listed below) when shooting for this category.
Work that captures the likeness of a person or a small group of people, in which the face and its expression is predominant.
Photos that feature subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other settings.
Culture and Daily Life
Photos that display the different cultures around the globe. But also the category to display images about the daily life of the family, people at work, ceremonies and rituals, etc.
Images that tell a story, such as found in news media and periodicals. Photojournalism images include documentary, spot news, contemporary life, human interest and humor.
Create a poster campaign to send a powerful message. Graphic design is a creative process of combining text and images for advertisements, magazines, or books. Projects for this category include original posters, collages, or campaign designs. Submissions should explore issues that are important to you and present potential solutions for real change in your community.
An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process. Submissions should explore issues that are important to you or present potential solutions/inspiration/hope to your community in these interesting times. Projects in this category can be digital illustrations or more traditional formats.
Music (Audio Only)
Composition- with lyrics or without- that includes social commentary, explore issues that are important to you and/or present potential solutions for real change in your community.Music Submissions should be no longer than 3 minutes.
In the simplest terms, podcasting is a way to deliver audio to your audience. Whether it be a recording of a spoken word poem, a call to action or an interview with a mentor, podcasting is all about what YOU want it to be! This medium can be any length, any format, and on any topic. The purpose of the piece is to tell a story that connects with your audience.Podcasts should be no longer than 7 minutes
Animation, stories, and games in which you use the Scratch
coding program to create interactive personal statements or social commentary. Submissions should explore issues that are important to you and represent your perspective/genuine emotions. You will then create a video presentation to explain the project. Upload a recorded screen capture with voiceover, an interview of yourself explaining your project or a slideshow (in video format) explaining the project. This category will be judged on the quality, creativity and purpose behind your SCRATCH project, NOT
necessarily the quality of the video. Lastly, please include a link to your SCRATCH project in the description.
Here are some links to a couple of Free Screen Capture Software titles.
Animations and Stories should be no longer than 3 minutes.