- Past Contests
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.
Example: A World Without Words
Documentaries should be no longer than 6 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.
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.
XR, Cross Reality or Extended Reality, is a term for several different but related technologies. It rolls together VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and MR (mixed reality).
All XR media takes the human-to-PC screen interface and modifies it, either by 1) immersing you in the virtual environment (VR), 2) adds to, or augments, the user’s surroundings (AR), or 3) both of those (MR).
XR Media submissions 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, 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.
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.
Digital art may be defined as work that incorporates digital technology into the creation or production process. This category can include graphic design, scanned hand-drawn work, photo manipulation, digital portraits, etc. Submissions should explore self expresion and/or issues that are important to you. All entries should be orginal member created artwork.
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 5 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.
After you have created a Scratch project, you will then create a video presentation to explain it. That video is what you will upload as your submission. It should include 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.
Please remember to include a link to your Scratch project in your submission description.
Example: Igualdad de genero (Gender equality)
Here are some links to a couple of free screen capture software titles:
Scratch submissions should be no longer than 3 minutes.