Documentary Video

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.

Narrative Video

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 Video

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 Video 

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.

360 videos should be no longer than 3 minutes.

Cell Phone Video

A video- shot solely on a cell phone- from any of the above video categories. See "Tips" section on the Village to read about the best practices for shooting video on cell phones.
Cell Phone Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes.

Animation

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.
Animation videos should be no longer than 5 minutes.

Photography

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.

Portrait

Work that captures the likeness of a person or a small group of people, in which the face and its expression is predominant.

Street Photography

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.

Photojournalism

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.

Graphic Design

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

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.

Audio Perspective

Voice recordings where the author tells a story about a lesson learned and/or observation of everyday life to make a broader point about who we are and how we live. Submissions can include spoken word, storytelling, opinion piece, etc. 
Audio Perspectives should be no longer than 2 minutes. For most people, this works out to about 375 scripted words.

Scratch

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 to present your project. This category will be judged on the quality, creativity and purpose behind your SCRATCH project, NOT necessarily the quality of the video. 
Animations and Stories should be no longer than 3 minutes.