Guidelines & Regulations

General submission guidelines 

Regardless of format, all entries to the Video Challenge must follow these guidelines:

  • For visual submissions, include the Challenge logo somewhere in the submission piece. Various versions of the logo can be downloaded here [link TBA]. The logo must be large enough to ensure all text is legible and colors/layouts cannot be altered. For audio submissions, see specific guidelines below.
  • Submissions must be free of profanity, nudity, and anything else that would qualify the submission as a higher than PG rating. This includes spoken, written, and graphic elements.
  • All submissions must be original content and adhere to copyright law. If you’re not sure whether or not a song, quote, image, etc. is in the public domain, don’t use it. 
  • Any submissions that don’t meet the requirements for the appropriate category will be disqualified. Check the specific categories for more information on technical requirements. 
  • All submission topics MUST be from the provided list of available topics, which can be found here [link TBA]. Any submissions that do not address one or more of these topics in some way will be disqualified.

 

Video submission guidelines 

  • Submissions should be free of corporate logos, product placement, and other copyrighted material, with the exception of the Challenge logo. If other logos cannot be avoided for any reason, they must be blurred or blocked out before submission. 
  • Audio, if included, must be clear and understandable. Closed captions are encouraged, but not necessary. 
  • Anyone who appears in a video submission must have a release [link TBA] completed, signed and on-file. 
  • Videos can be shot on any video recording device – phones, cameras, gopro, etc
  • No foul language may be seen or heard 
  • Video must be original content created by the student.
  • The Challenge logo must appear at some point in the video.

 

Graphic design submission guidelines 

  • Submissions should be free of corporate logos, product placement, and other copyrighted materials, with the exception of the Challenge logo. If other logos cannot be avoided for any reason, they must be blurred or blocked out before submission. 
  • No foul language may be seen
  • Graphic design must be original content created by the student
  • Anyone who appears in a video submission must have a release [link TBA] completed, signed and on-file. 
  • The Challenge logo must appear in the design.

 

Audio submission guidelines 

  • The Challenge and it’s website must be mentioned by name. 
  • Audio must be clear and understandable. Transcripts are encouraged, but not necessary. 
  • No foul language may be used.
  • Anyone who is heard in the audio piece must have a release (link TBA) completed, signed and on-file. 
  • Audio must be original content created by the student.