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Video Contest: So Annoying

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"Writer's Block"

The world is full of irritating people! Whether they’re tricking us, or being plain unfair, their annoying behavior makes us truly miserable. We can’t stop them from aggravating us, but we can use the right words to express exactly what frustrates us!

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 chose. Are you up to the challenge?

In this challenge, choose one of these eight words: insinuating, manipulative, vexation, unmannerly, amiss, aversion, arbitrary, unnervingly

Your video must:

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

1. Manipulative (adjective) – able to unfairly control others

Thought starter: Ever gotten tricked into doing something you didn’t want to? Perhaps a manipulative person convinced you to give in to his demands by crying, begging, or making you feel guilty. When a person uses such tactics to get what he wants from you, he is acting manipulative. Make a video featuring a person who is manipulative.

Pro-tip: Writers use manipulative to describe people who control situations and emotions to get what they want. A manipulative boss, for example, might influence you to behave a certain way by suggesting a reward in return, like time off or a raise.

2. Aversion (noun) – strong dislike

Thought starter: Is there something you simply can’t stand? For example, does broccoli nauseate you? If so, you have an aversion to it, or you hate it and want to avoid it at all costs. Make a one-minute video of someone in the presence of something he or she has an aversion to.

Pro-tip: Writers use aversion to describe varying degrees of disgust. Nature enthusiasts may have an aversion to polluted cities. Vegetarians may have an aversion to hot dog stands.

3. Insinuating (participle, or verb acting like an adjective) – full of hidden suggestions

Thought starter: Ever watched someone maneuver his way into conversations or use flattery just to get ahead? If so, you witnessed someone using insinuating behavior. An insinuating person artfully and cunningly inserts himself in situations for his own benefit. Make a video of an insinuating person with a hidden agenda.

Pro-tip: Writers use insinuating to describe people who take advantage of situations, indirectly and dishonestly. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when an insinuating person is actually being sneaky; they’re sly!

4. Vexation (noun) – frustration

Thought starter: Ever honked your horn at a slow car or kicked a vending machine that ate your dollar bills? We experience vexation when something upsets and annoys us. Make a video showing someone in the throes of vexation.

Pro-tip: Writers use vexation when referring to visible states of exasperation. An aggravated person may show his vexation by acting cranky or speaking rudely.

5. Unmannerly (adverb) – impolite

Thought starter: Some people are so rude! They behave in an unmannerly way, by chewing with their mouth full, never saying “excuse me,” or talking through a movie. By acting unmannerly, they displease and even offend others. Make a video of someone behaving unmannerly during a meal.

Pro-tip: Writers use unmannerly to describe discourteous and uncouth behaviors. A person who behaves unmannerly may need to learn etiquette!

6. Amiss (adjective) – inappropriate

Thought starter: You’ve probably received a restaurant bill that seemed totally off, or walked into a room missing an important piece of furniture. When something is amiss, or not quite right, most of us can tell. When a waiter brings you dessert before the main course, his service is amiss. Make a video of restaurant service that is amiss.

Pro-tip: Writers use the world amiss to describe things that stray from an expected or appropriate pattern. You may discover something amiss when you realize you left the house without socks.

7. Arbitrary (adjective) – based on random decisions or personal preference, not logic or fairness

Thought starter: It can be terrible when someone makes a decision for no justifiable reason. Such illogical behavior is arbitrary. Instructors sometimes make arbitrary, or seemingly random choices, by giving low grades, or assigning extra homework without explanation. Make a video of someone making an arbitrary choice in a situation that calls for more thought and reflection.

Pro-tip: Writers often use arbitrary to describe actions that seem based on personal preference or whim as opposed to fairness and reason. A parent in a bad mood might make the arbitrary decision to take away a teenager’s car or cell phone.

8. Unnervingly (adverb) – uncomfortably or upsettingly

Thought starter: Ever get the creeps from someone? A disturbing, or unnervingly strange stare can make you uncomfortable and upset. A long silence can also feel unnervingly awkward. Make a video of what happens when someone stares at another person unnervingly.

Pro-tip: Writers use the word unnervingly to describe concerning and alarming situations, or things that make us nervous. An unnervingly dark and deserted building can be scary. Someone’s unnervingly calm attitude during a storm may actually worry you.

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:

  • August 25, 2014 – Contest opens
  • August 25, 2014 – Last day to submit your video (by 11:59 p.m. ET)
  • October 20, 2014 – Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • On or around November 23, 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, five finalist 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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