23 Sep Who’s the Goat?
This competition is designed to encourage our youth to explore Afro-Caribbean culture in a fresh way. We’re challenging up to 17 entrants to explore an aspect of 1 Caribbean country/island. This competition is two-fold. First, participants must select a Country like Jamaica, and pick a theme to work on such as food or music. With this, each entrant will create a stylish video/slideshow that teaches viewers about that aspect of the country while doing it in a creative way. After all videos are submitted by the designated deadline, there will be a live competition where entrants will present their videos to a group of judges. Whoever has the most creative video/slideshow and presentation will be the winner. But, there will also be second and third place prizes offered to the participants who score the second and third highest.
Competition Registration Dates: October 1-15, 2022 Click here to sign up
Video/Slideshow Submission Deadline: November 26, 2022
Live Competition: December 10, 2022
1st Place Prize: $500 or $1,000
2nd Place Prize: $250 or $500
3rd Place Prize: $100 or $250
Countries to choose from:
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent & The Grenadines
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Sint Maarten
- US Virgin Islands
Rules & Guidelines
- In order to register, students must currently be in grades 6 to 12 (in the U.S.), to be eligible to win.
- Only 1 participant (or group) can select 1 of each island/country.
- Meaning that no two contestants can have the same country/island.
- Each participant can choose a topic to focus on for their project such as “tourism”, “education”, “livability”, “food”, “people”, “music”, “recreational activities”.
- Theme must be submitted during registration
- It’s not necessary to compare to any other island or country, but general statements can be used.
- i.e., The best “x” in the Caribbean.
- i.e., The fastest growing “x” in the world.
- i.e., The top 10 things to do in “x”.
- For your theme, you can finish one of the following sentences for help:
- i.e., “Here’s why you should come to _______.”
- i.e., “Here is why my country has the best________.”
- i.e., “You’re missing out on the best ________ if you aren’t in my country.”
- Participants can work as a group and divide any potential winnings.
For Video Requirements:
- Participants’ submissions must be a 3-5 minute video or slideshow.
- Each entry must focus on one of the aspects of the country as it relates to:
- Participants cannot plagiarize published videos. Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification.
- All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source.
- You DO NOT need to include your citations in your video. You must submit a list of your sources, properly cited.
- At least 50% of content must be original (owned by participants).
- All entries must either be submitted in English or, if in another language, include English subtitles.
- All entries should begin with a 5-second full-screen “title screen” that includes the following information:
- Lead Producer’s name
- Team members names
- Title of video
- Total running time (not including the 5 second title screen)
- Each video must have one Lead Producer to serve as the main point of contact. Recognition and prizes will be given to all team members listed on the entry form.
- No professional assistance is allowed. Adults may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only.
For Video Submissions:
- Entry can be video with audio, music, annotation and/or voice-over
- All entries must be submitted in digital format.
- Video submissions must be submitted in YouTube worthy. Mp4 or WMV format.
- Entries may be submitted through the website starting on Sunday, November, 13, 2022. The deadline for submissions is 8:30 pm (eastern time, US) on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Winners will be announced no later than January 1, 2023.
- All portions of the online entry form must be completed when you upload your video for it to be eligible.
IF CHOSEN AS A FINALIST you must submit a signed/completed Parent Permission Form and a signed/completed Actor Release: https://www.worldof7billion.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Parent-Permission-Form-9-5-17-v01.pdf
Form for each person appearing in your video:
Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States. Content must not:
- promote illegal behavior;
- support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice;
- advocate sexual or violent exploitation;
- violate rights established by law or agreement;
- invade the privacy of any person; or
- be otherwise inappropriate as determined by Population Connection in its sole and conclusive determination.
The judges’ decision is final. Entries will be judged by topic. Decisions will be made based on the Judging Rubric.<https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/judging-rubric/>
The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. Metro SDA will pay filmmakers no additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.
Students may submit 1 video entry. Only 1 prize will be awarded per student/team, and no student/team may receive more than 1 award total per contest.
For inspiration, participants can use the following links: