Sunday, February 23, 2014

Make a One Minute "Bad Guy" Video for the Chance to Win $1,000!

It's time for another Sunday Quickie! Didn't the week fly by? Well, if not, you could liven it up a bit today, by creating your take on a "bad guy," in a one-minute video.

Video Contest: Bad Guys

For this contest, you must choose a word from their list of seven (opportunist, corruptor, villain, churl, foe, braggart, tyrant), then craft a story based on the definition (tips are posted on the website). Next, convey your story in a video, lasting no longer than one minute.

What you are essentially aiming to do for this video contest, is to convey the depicted meaning of your chosen word, in story form, in order to educate. Hence, your video must be appropriate to that angle (I'm thinking along the generalized lines of a "Sesame Street" skit, but made to appeal to a broader audience, and, of course, designed in your own original way).

*Two grand prizes of $1,000 will be awarded, one in the youth category (under 18), and one in the adult category (18 and older).

*Finalists will be awarded $200
*T-shirts will be awarded for "Viewer's Choice"
(I found no mention of how many of the latter two will be awarded)

Entries will be evaluated based equally on the following criteria:

Educational merit and accuracy
Creativity and engagement
Quality of video production
Appropriate content

In the event of a tie, the contestant with the higher score in "Educational merit and accuracy" will be deemed the winner.

My suggestion is to read through everything they have to offer about the contest before you begin. It's fairly simple, yet, at the same time, it's still relatively complex.

One entry per person/email address. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, excluding Quebec. Must be 13 or older to enter, with parental consent if under 18. Individuals only (no group entries). Ends March 18, 2014.

Bonus Contests

For high school students and teachers...
2014 “Living on the Ocean Planet” Video Contest

For those who love their jobs...
We Love Our Workplace Video Contest

Good Luck!

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