The Contest: Service via Video Project
While these videos will be valuable for helping young people share ways to help others, there is also something in it for you: the fame and glory that comes from your video being chosen as a finalist in our contest!
Videos entered into the contest are judged on the following:
Story (30 points)
Is it easy to follow the story? Is it compelling for the viewer?
Technical Creativity (15 points)
Is the video edited in such a way to enhance the story? Are lighting and audio balanced and appropriate? Are there needed credits? Note that videos which don't follow our rules on sources and citations can't be considered for the contest.
How to Help (5 points)
Does the video provide a way for the viewer to help, through a donation, how to do something similar in one's own community, or some other way?
Each video and the entry form must be submitted by 11:59p U.S. Pacific time on Friday, January 18th, 2013. Scans of any necessary release forms must also be sent by these deadlines.
All finalists will receive plaques, and their videos will be presented to members and select guests of the Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA, who will review and vote upon the winners.
When submitting a video, applicants will identify a service project or charity with which they work, and the winner will receive a donation of $100 to present as part of their support. Donations will not be sent for individual service, but only for organizations.
As this is in part a Rotary-sponsored project, we encourage Interact and Rotaract clubs to use the contest as a way to involve their local Rotary clubs in helping their efforts by asking them to provide additional support when members of your club submit a video to the project.