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$1000 Video Contest: Globetrotters & Jetsetters

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Earn creator badges in this contest! Learn how here.

Do you want to travel to places you’ve never been? Do other countries and ways of living fascinate you? There’s a big, wide world out there, just waiting to be discovered! Think about what it takes to be a global traveler while you consider these worldly words.

Look at the nine 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 chose. Are you up to the challenge?

In this challenge, choose one of these nine words: loftily, cultured, xenophile, sophisticate, titan, nobility, primly, gallant, aristocratic.

Your video must:

  • Last no longer than one minute
  • Define only one word, using the definitions provided
  • Display, at appropriate points, the word, it’s part of speech and definition, and an example sentence

1. Cultured (adjective) – educated about human thoughts and ways of living

Thought starter: Have you ever had a teacher who seems to know everything about art, music, history, and philosophy? What did you learn from this cultured person? Make a short video about a cultured individual who sparked your interest in new topics.

Pro-tip: Writers use cultured to describe people with knowledge about a wide variety of things. A cultured individual might hold several degrees, or be self-taught about many different subjects.

2. Xenophile (noun) – person who loves foreign countries and cultures

Thought starter: Are you fascinated by places other than where you were born? Do you love to learn new languages? Have you traveled in many different countries? If so, you are a xenophile. Make a video about a xenophile who travels the world, and why she loves it.

Pro-tip: Writers use xenophile to describe people who are interested in the ways people live in other nations. A person might become a foreign diplomat because he is a xenophile at heart.

3. Sophisticate (noun) – a smooth and knowing person

Thought starter: Do you know someone who knows a lot about the world and culture? They’re comfortable at a fancy dinner party, the opera, or a fashion show. Make a short video about theworldly adventures of a sophisticate.

Pro-tip: Writes use sophisticate to describe people with deep knowledge of culture. The sophisticate impressed everyone at the party with her elegance and education.

4. Loftily (adverb) – with an air of superiority

Thought starter: Has anyone ever accused you of being a snob? Do you sometimes loftily correct other people’s grammar? Create a video about a character that loftily claims to be an authority on a subject, even though they are not.

Pro-tip: Writers use loftily to describe people who act in a self-important or conceited way. The actor loftily delivered his thank-you speech at the awards ceremony, irritating his audience.

5. Titan (noun) – giant

Thought starter: What historical or contemporary figures do you look up to? Is there a titan of music, dance, politics, or sports that you admire? Make a short video about what makes this person a titan in her chosen field.

Pro-tip: The word “titan” comes from Greek mythology, and was used as another name for a god. Writers often use titan to describe people who are larger than life, or who command respect in their given field. Kobe Bryant, Madonna, and JFK are all titans of American culture.

6. Nobility (noun) – honor

Thought starter: Is there a person you respect because of her great integrity? Why do honesty, goodness, and nobility impress you? Make a video about a person whose nobility inspires others.

Pro-tip: Writers use nobility when talking about a strong moral code, or set of ethics. Nobility is also used to describe members of royal families, such as kings, queens, lords, and princesses.

7. Primly (adverb) – formally and properly

Thought starter: Do you always mind your manners? Do you sit at the table with your back straight and ask to be excused before you leave? If so, you act very primly. Make a short video about someone who insists on behaving primly at an informal picnic.

Pro-tip: Writers use primly to describe the action of following the rules of manners and etiquette to the greatest degree. It is difficult to eat primly with one’s fingers.

8. Gallant (adjective) – brave

Thought starter: Who do you think is courageous and fearless? How does this gallant person behave? Make a video about an especially gallant person who inspires others with her nerve, daring, and thoughtfulness.

Pro-tip: Writers use gallant to describe people who are elegant in their courageousness. Knights in fairy tales are often described as gallant.

9. Connoisseur (noun) – expert judge of a particular subject

Thought starter: Do you know everything about a certain type of food? Do you want to share your opinions with others? Then you might be called a connoisseur. Make a video in which a connoisseur demonstrates special knowledge about her favorite subject.

Pro-tip: Writers use connoisseur to describe people who are experts of taste and refinement. Someone who loves ballet and studies its history may be called a ballet connoisseur.

Submission requirements:

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

  • Choose only one word from the list provided.
  • 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:

  • June 23, 2014 – Contest opens
  • July 21, 2014 – Last day to submit your video (by 11:59 p.m. ET)
  • August 4, 2014 – Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • On or Around August 18, 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. Does your video convey 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:

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.

In this contest we will be offering one adult grand prize, one youth grand prize, seven finalist prizes, two honorable mention prizes, and one viewers choice prizes. All prizes amounts are in USD where applicable.

Official Requirements:

  • The video’s creator must be 13 or over.
  • Entrants who are minors must obtain a parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter the contest.
  • You must use appropriate language and content.
  • You must properly clear and credit any source film clips, images, or locations you use. To verify winning entries, participants will be asked to submit proof of proper clearances.
  • 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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