Have you been abroad or plan on going this year? Share your video of your time abroad! Life abroad opens our eyes to new perspectives and lifestyles. What are some of the things you learned? Tell us in a short two-minute film, and you can win big prizes!
THEME 2016—Communicating Across Cultures
Be creative and engaging! Your film may include personal stories, interviews, action shots, etc. It might be hilarious, inspiring, bizarre, or exciting. The possibilities are endless! Just make sure your video addresses our 2016 theme: Communicating Across Cultures.
First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100
Check out our past winners
FORMAT AND LENGTH
The submissions don’t have to be professional entries, but we do evaluate sound and visual quality. Film entries must be no longer than two minutes exactly. We will not accept any submissions over two minutes. We urge you to submit the highest quality possible.
Please carefully read and follow all the steps to be considered in the competition.
- You must create a Dropbox folder and share it with the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. This service will enable you to submit your video digitally. We are not accepting any hard copy submission forms or discs.
- You must upload your video by the deadline on Friday, 30 September 2016 by midnight.
- In your folder you must include a completed Submission Form and the highest quality version of your video. Please note you will need to provide an electronic signature on this form. These videos will be uploaded on YouTube, so make sure it’s in the appropriate format.
If you have any problems or questions on uploading your video to your Dropbox folder, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Your film will be judged by the public on social media and by Kennedy Center judges. We will upload all the videos on the YouTube BYU Stories Abroad Channel. The Submission Form provides areas for you to select tags and a creative title to increase your video’s visibility and optimization on the Internet.
Choose wisely! The Kennedy Center reserves the right to discount spam comments or irrelevant repeated commenters. Please note that if your video contains questionable or inappropriate content, you may not proceed to the next round.
Kennedy Center judges will evaluate the videos based on the storytelling elements, theme adherence, video and sound quality, overall content, and organization.
Winners will be notified no later than Wednesday, 30 November 2016.
If you do not win, your video might still be featured on the Kennedy Center International Study Programs web-site.
All BYU students who have participated in a BYU International Study Program from fall 2015 through summer 2016.
The deadline is Friday, 30 September 2016 at midnight. You must include the Submission Form and your video.
Late videos will not be considered.
LEGAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All film entries must be the original creation of the entrant. The video must not have been previously submitted, distributed, aired, or have won any other award in any other competition. All entrants will be required to sign an affidavit verifying the originality of the video and compliance with contest rules.
Entry may not defame or invade the rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third-party personal or proprietary rights. Any entrant whose work includes likenesses of third parties or contains elements not owned by the entrant must be able to provide legal releases for such use. Entry may not be offensive, as determined by judges in their sole discretion
Kennedy Center Rights
In the event there are not sufficient submissions or films of good quality, the Kennedy Center reserves the right to cancel all awards.
Consent to Terms
By entering, you acknowledge compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements. All entries become the property of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.