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Tenacious-The Film

He’s holding on tight. He won’t give up, no matter what. He’s tenacious.

Tenacious is an adjective that means persistent in holding on to or pursuing something desired or valued.

Writers use tenacious to describe characters that pursue dreams in spite of great obstacles they encounter. A tenacious character may finish running a marathon with a broken leg or graduate at the top of her class even when she started at the bottom. Atenacious beagle may dig up the entire backyard to find the bone he buried long, long ago.

Now it’s your turn. Tell us the story of a hero who held on and refused to give up or a character who shows unyielding determination in the face of great challenge. Create a video, up to 1-minute long, that captures the definition of the word tenacious.

Our panel of experts will rate your video first and foremost on the accuracy of your usage of the word, but we’ll also look for winning videos to bring the word tenacious to life in a way beyond the dictionary definition.

“Tenacious” Sentences:

  • Even though she failed geometry three times, she was tenacious in her effort to pass the class.
  • The tourist was tenacious as he climbed higher and higher, even though he was afraid of heights.
  • “He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Pro Tip: Tenacious comes from the Latin word tenere, which means to hold.

Thought Starters for a “Tenacious” Video

  • Write an epic 1-minute song about a tenacious character and the battles she has faced. Create a music video for it that showcases tenacious in an unforgettable way.
  • Do you, your friends, or family know a person who is tenacious in real life? A grandparent who has been through great struggles and persevered? A local business owner who stood up and succeeded when people thought he’d fail? Put on your documentary-filmmaker hat and create a touching 1-minute mini-documentary!
  • Imagine if there was a product that could make you more tenacious. Create it in a fake commercial and show before and after examples.

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 tenacious
  • Display the following as text on the screen a appropriate points during your video:
    • Part of speech (adjective)
    • The definition of the word tenacious (holding on to or pursuing something desired or valued.)
    • A sentence using the word tenacious that accurately describes the actions in your video and accurately uses the word.
  • Disable any feature ads or monetization.
  • Meet all official rules and requirements.

Key Dates:

  • July 10, 2013 – Contest opens
  • August 26, 2013 – Last day to submit your video (by 11:59 p.m. ET)
  • September 23, 2013 – 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: How well did you achieve the educational goals presented in the contest brief and how much do viewers learn from your video?
  • Creativity and Engagement: Does your video present educational content in a memorable way; are viewers are compelled to watch the video to completion? Does your video conveys its message in an artistic, creative, and innovative way?
  • Quality of video production: Does your video have high resolution and audio quality? Does it effectively employ visual aesthetics and cinematography? Does it demonstrate 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 Under 18 category and one in the Over 18 category. Finalist videos will also receive a prize. 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 subject to the applicable district and school policies. Teachers’ prizes may be awarded via DonorChoose.org.

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.
  • Your video cannot last more than 1 minute.
  • You must use appropriate language and content.
  • You must properly clear and credit any film clips, images, or locations you use.
  • Your video cannot feature ads or monetization. The inclusion of ads or monetization will result in the disqualification of your entry.
  • 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 General Terms and Conditions.

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