Gloat: the Vocab ...
The Glorified Truth
The High Score
A woman of emine...
Peter the Goat
The Gaudy Rap
A Prodigious Juggler
My Prodigious Pot...
Gloating At The O...
A Girl Called Emi...
The word Eminence...
Guy Code #1 - "Ga...
Engaged To Ms. Gloat
The Card Tower
A Note on Gloat
Model Gets a Gaud...
Project ED - Gloat
Eminence in Rolle...
The Monotonous Da...
Thanks for the Laud
Nobody likes Gloa...
Toot Your Own Hor...
Toot Your Own Hor...
Eminence in One M...
"Ostentation" - A...
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How to be a Winner
Ever believed you were the best at something? Loved to see your face in the mirror? Felt like the most awesome thing since sliced bread? We all have moments when we toot our own horns and strut down the street. But watch out, too many of these self-congratulatory moments might give you a permanently enlarged head. A little self-confidence goes a long way, but be careful.
Look at the eight words below. Choose one. Take a close look at the definition in the brief to craft a story that conveys the word’s definition. Then, make a video, one minute or less, that effectively and creatively teaches the meaning of the word you’ve chosen. Are you up to the challenge?
In this challenge, choose one of these eight words: gloat, glorified, laud, ostentation, gaudy, eminence, magnanimous, prodigious.
Your video must:
Thought starter: Are you a sore-winner? If you ever beat someone in a challenge and rubbed it in his or her face, you are gloating about your victory. Make a one minute video about someone who gloats about being right, only to get an unexpected punishment.
Pro-tip: Writers use the word gloat when talking about the action of dwelling in success or victory. Someone who wins a game might gloat about their victory to their friends.
Thought starter: Have you ever made a big deal over something that maybe didn’t deserve it? For example, you may have had a modest success but described it in a glorified manner when telling your friends. Make a one minute video about a glorified victory that turns out to be pretty ho-hum.
Pro-tip: Writers use the word glorified when talking about the action of aggressively celebrating something. A very popular video game might be said to have glorified violence.
Thought starter: Ever been to an awards ceremony? The people who are publicly given trophies and ribbons are lauded for their success. Make a one minute video about someone who is lauded for a great accomplishment.
Pro-tip: Writers use the word laud when talking about the action of publicly awarding and complimenting someone for something. A well-reviewed writer might be described as lauded.
Thought starter: Nobody likes show-offs, especially those who make a big show of their wealth. A giant diamond pinky ring would be an ostentation, or tasteless display of wealth and luxury. Make a short video about someone with a flare for ostentation and the various reactions of his friends.
Pro-tip: Writers often use the word ostentation when referring to a tacky display of wealth. Wearing a dinner jacket made entirely out of spun gold would be a spectacular (and heavy) example of ostentation.
Thought starter: Do you know anyone with flashy and tacky taste? This gaudy sensibility might cause someone to wear fluorescent pants or bright multicolor hair. Make a short video about a plain-dresser who gets a very gaudy makeover.
Pro-tip: Writers use the word gaudy when referring to something that attempts to be fashionable, but ends up being hard on the eyes. A bright red hat covered with rhinestones would be a gaudy piece of clothing.
Better than all the rest
Thought starter: Who do you admire? Most of us admire someone who has achieved a position of eminence, or a condition of being well-known and successful. Make a fictional documentary about someone who achieves a state of eminence after years of hard work and focus.
Pro-tip: Writers often use the word eminence when referring to someone who has achieved the highest public and social honors. A very well respected judge, like a member of the Supreme Court, might be referred to as Her Eminence.
Thought starter: Are you a good sport? Someone who wins gracefully (the opposite of a sore loser) might make an effort to appear magnanimousby hugging and comforting a losing competitor? Make a short video about someone who makes a huge effort to appear magnanimous after winning the lottery.
Pro-tip: Writers use the word magnanimous to describe someone who shows kindness to someone in a weaker position. Someone who wins an Academy Award might say that his co-nominees deserved the award more, in a magnanimous display.
Thought starter: Have you ever seen a demonstration of talent that left you in awe? For example, a fine violinist’s prodigious ability to play his instrument might make your jaw drop. Make a one minute video of a very normal person who suddenly displays a prodigious talent.
Pro-tip: Writers use the word prodigious to describe something of impressive size. A huge mine might produce a prodigious amount of copper.
In a video, no longer than 1 minute, you must:
Videos will be evaluated based on the following criteria, weighed equally:
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 most cases, a grand prize will be awarded to one video in the ‘Youth’ category and one in the ‘Adult’ category. All entries are categorized by age of the submitter. Submitters under the age of 18 are placed into the ‘Youth’ category and submitters 18 years or older are placed in the ‘Adult’ category. All prizes with the exception of the 'Viewer's Choice' award are chose by a panel of judges. 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 DonorChoose.org.