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Tuesday May 06, 2014


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We need you to help us convey the meaning of the word below in a video that’s 1 minute or less. Do it well and we’ll feature your video on Project ED and you’ll have a shot at the top prize!

Before you get started, here are the MUST-HAVEs for your video:

  • Your video must be no longer than one minute
  • You must use the definition provided below
  • You must display the word, part of speech, definition, and an example sentence on the screen at appropriate points during your video

Partial (adjective) - favoring one side in an argument over another

Playing favorites.

Thought starter: Let’s say there’s an argument. Your friend on one side, and a total stranger on the other. Both are turning to you to decide the outcome. How can you help but be partial toward your friend’s side of the story? Make a short video about a judge (or a teacher, friend, parent, etc.) who is blinded by being partial to one side of an argument.

Pro tip: Writers use partial to describe a person (like a judge, for example) who favors one side in an argument. Being partial can sometimes render a judgement inaccurate or unfair.

Submission requirements:

In a video, no longer than 1 minute, you must:

  • Clearly and accurately demonstrate the meaning, pronunciation and correct usage of the word using the definition provided.
  • Display the following as text on screen at appropriate points during your video:
    • The word and its part of speech (noun, adjective or verb).
    • The definition of the word.
    • The word used accurately in a sentence that describes the actions in your video.
  • Meet all official rules and requirements.

Key Dates:

  • February 25, 2013 – Contest starts
  • April 1, 2014 – Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • April 15, 2014 – Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • April 29, 2014 – Winners announced on the Project ED website

Finalist and Winner Judging Criteria:

Videos will be evaluated based on the following criteria, weighed equally:

  • Educational merit and accuracy: Your video achieves the educational goals presented in the contest brief and viewers learn intended material from your video.
  • Creativity and engagement: Your video presents educational content in a memorable way. Viewers are compelled to watch the video to completion. Your video conveys its message in an artistic, creative, and innovative way.
  • Quality of video production: Your video has high resolution and audio quality, effectively employs visual aesthetics and cinematography, and demonstrates production skills.
  • Appropriate content: Your video does not contain indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, or offensive material.
  • In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken on the basis of the tied entrants’ scores in the “Educational merit and accuracy” criteria.


Prizes per contest vary. In the case of winners under the age of 18, prizes will be awarded to a legal parent or guardian. Rules for each contest explain how and when we will notify you and the date the prizes will be announced. Prizes are awarded at Amplify’s discretion and are subject to the applicable district and school policies. Prizes for teachers may be awarded via

Official Requirements:

  • The video’s creator must be at least 13 years old.
  • Minors must obtain a parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter the contest.
  • Your video cannot last more than 1 minute.
  • You must use appropriate language and content.
  • You must properly clear and credit any source music, film clips, images, or locations you use.
  • You can only submit one entry per contest.
  • If you are employed by a school you must ensure your entry into this contest is in compliance with your institution’s policies.
  • Please carefully read the complete rules listed in the Contest Terms.

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