Video Contest Guidelines

Learning and using more than one language, whether at home, within the community or at school, is an essential skill for life in the 21st Century.

All world language teachers are invited to get their students involved in celebrating and communicating the value of learning languages in our lives. In a video, student contestants will have the opportunity to demonstrate the impact that studying a language has had on their lives.

Students may focus one of these subjects in their videos: storytelling, cultural corner, talking about the theme(unity in diversity), creative writing, talking about importance of foreign language. You need to mention the importance of target language or culture in your videos. (Videos can be in English or in target language. Adding subtitles is recommended.) 

We also welcome animated video entries, though would like to stress the importance of not using copyrighted characters/logos/etc, and that all characters must be the original ideas of the content creators. This includes, but is not limited to, using copyrighted/famous characters in animated or sculptural form (such as using figurines or toys for props or stop motion films). 

Students enrolled in a world language class (a maximum of two students per video) can perform any target language activity in a video with a minimum of  TWO minutes and maximum SIX minutes in length. The use of combination of target language and English will be preferred. All videos become the property of The Celebration of World Languages and will not be returned. Permission to use video or video image and the name of the school and of the student is granted with submission of the entry.

All videos must be the student’s original, creative artwork, including illustrations, images, or quotations. Depictions of cartoon, video game, and movie and/or theme characters, television characters, and past poster designs do not constitute creativity and originality. ABSOLUTELY NO COPYRIGHTED images, figures, or wording are to be used. Our organization holds no liability for copyright infringement.

 

Entry Categories
□ Category 1: Elementary School—Students enrolled in K through grade 5
□ Category 2: Middle School—Students enrolled in grades 6-8
□ Category 3: High School—Students enrolled in grades 9-12

 

Contest Deadline

The deadline for video uploading and submission is March 26, 2021.

 

Prizes

One winner will be chosen for each category. The prize will be $100 to the student creator of the video (to be split if there are two students). The videos of the winners and up to two runners-up from each category will be showcased at our April 11th event and the event website that is open to the public.

 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be considered

1. Participation is limited to students attending the school in Oklahoma who are enrolled in a K—12 world language class at the time of submission.

2. A maximum of two students can perform on one video entry.

3.Be sure to download the Contest Entry Form from our website. Email your signed form to cwl@doveschools.org. Entries must be postmarked by March 26, 2021

4. For students under 18 years old, Release Form signed by the student’s parent or guardian.

5. The total video length is maximum six minute, not including the required recitation of the contestant’s name and school information at the beginning of the video.

Any video that is longer than one minute  will not be considered.

6. The content of video should be appropriate for all ages (a "G" rating).

7. At the beginning of the video, students should recite the following text—in English:

 

My name is _________________. I am _____ years old. I have been

                   First Name Only

 

studying _______________ for _____ years. I am in the _____ grade at

              target language

 

________________________________________________(School Name)

 


Note:  Please note that the requested participant number may not be less than designated minimum amount of contestants in each category. 

          We will need at least designated minimum amount of contestants to take place the competition in each category and division.

We also welcome animated video entries... see the details.
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