- Entries must be submitted electronically (Vimeo, YouTube, Google Drive, DropBox, etc). Visit the Submissions page.
- All submissions must have been produced within the twelve months preceding May 19, 2016.
- Entrants agree to follow the Official Rules.
- Evaluation is completed by a jury of experts who consider production value, sound design, editing, aesthetics, originality, methodology, etc.
Entries can be made in the following categories:
Submissions into the Music Video category require either original music, a documented license, or the proper consent of the copyrights owners of the respective music used in a submission, which must be provided at the time of submission. All entries are evaluated based on audio, video, and story, however, the music video category emphasizes the relationship between sound and screen. There is no minimum or maximum time, but the video should include the entire song.
Submissions into the Non-Fiction category emphasize story and writing. These short-form documentaries are meant to tell a story about the world we live in. Non-Fiction submissions may be in the form of a profile, biographical short, a news report, or other. All video warrants good audio and video and documentaries will also need a compelling story to tell.
Submissions into the Public Service Announcement category are put with the task of promoting good behaviors in today’s society. To qualify for the PSA category, the submission must promote morally good behavior. PSA formats vary but each submission have an underlying moral lesson.
Submissions into the Animation/Stop-Motion category can include any computer-animated, illustrated, or stop-motion videos. To be qualified as an animation or stop-motion video, the animation or stop-motion must be apparent and make up at least 50% of the submission.
Submissions into the Comedy category should highlight writing and are evaluated on how well the submission tells a humorous story. Successful comedy entries understand the difference between a video that is funny and a video that contains comedy.
Theme - There will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right. -Albus Dumbledore
Submissions into the Theme category must include the theme as either a central or peripheral idea within the video. Any format video, fiction or otherwise, is an acceptable entry in this specialized category.