Scoring Guidelines: Made in the Cloud 2011 Video Contest

Bowling score screenVideos will be judged using the following categories:

Clarity in Explanation (18 pts)

Does the video easily and clearly help one understand the topic? As you might guess, your score will suffer if it isn't clear what the concept is.

Creativity (18 pts)

Did the student(s) find a novel way to use digital video to help explain the concept? Remember that one can be very creative without effectively conveying the ideas, which would result in a lower overall score.

Technical Aspects (10 pts)

The focus here is on meeting basic concerns (appropriate lighting, spoken audio that can be easily understood, balanced volume, etc.). While exceptionally well-produced videos do have some advantage, the key issues are the clarity and creativity of your piece.

Titles and Citations (4 pts)

Does the video include the use of titles and citations properly and clearly? Note that if it is unclear that something has been cited (music that isn't explained in the credits, for example), the video will not make it to the finalist round.

Bonus (2 pts)

Any video that meets the rules and is submitted by 11:59p on Sunday, July 31, 2011, will get an extra 2 points added to its score.

Remember that any video failing to follow all contest rules will not be considered for the finalist round. Students are encouraged to use the checklist before submitting their videos.