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Fights and Feuds Vocabulary video contest

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$1000

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Dogmatic

The occasional misunderstanding is unavoidable. How do we determine who’s at fault, and how to make things right? After all, fighting is tiresome! Check out these conflict words to see if you can figure out how to resolve the problem.

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: reprove, railing, disputes, dogmatic, resentment, contradiction, provoked, and vie.

Your video must:

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

1. Reprove (verb) – to express disapproval of

Thought starter: Sometimes our friends make us angry. When we talk about how they have wronged us, we reprove their actions. You might also reprove a bad movie, a careless driver, or a neighbor who plays loud music late into the night. Make a video showing someone who has to reprove a bad situation.

Pro-tip: Writers use reprove to describe the action of expressing dislike or dissatisfaction, often in a forceful way. Students who reprove a school policy might decide to form a group to change it. A teacher may reprove a troublemaker for his bad behavior.

2. Railing (verb) – to speak bitterly; complain violently

Thought starter: Have you ever ranted about something you were extremely upset about? Later on, perhaps you realized you weren’t being quite logical or fair while you were angrily railing. Make a short video about someone railing about something laughably unimportant.

Pro-tip: Writers use railing to describe criticism delivered in a particularly bitter or forceful way. The point guard was benched after railing against the referee’s decision. Railing at your friends is likely to hurt someone’s feelings.

3. Disputes (verb) – to argue; debate

Thought starter: Do you know anyone who enjoys disagreeing with you? Perhaps this person disputes everything you say. He might be trying to argue, or just sharing opinions that are different from yours. Make a short video showing how a person disputes an idea he doesn’t agree with.

Pro-tip: Writers use disputes to describe the action of arguing or exchanging opposing ideas. The mayor disputes the claim that he is irresponsible with the city’s budget. The team disputes the coach’s charge that they are not giving their all.

4. Dogmatic (adjective) – stubbornly and strongly opinionated

Thought starter: Do you know someone whose beliefs seem set in stone? Perhaps you have a friend who simply refuses to change her mind about anything. A dogmatic person can be almost impossible to argue with. Make a short video showing a dogmatic person sticking to her argument even though it’s obvious she is wrong.

Pro-tip: Writers use dogmatic to describe people with inflexible belief systems. A dogmatic politician might ruin his career before admitting he was wrong about something. A dogmatic teacher might feel threatened by curious and questioning students.

5. Resentment (noun) – a feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended

Thought starter: Have you ever felt like you were treated unfairly? If you felt hurt and angry because of this, then you felt resentment. You might feel resentment towards a close friend if she forgot to invite you to a birthday party. Make a video of someone who expresses visible resentment.

Pro-tip: Writers use resentment to describe the bitter feelings that come from being treated badly. Resentment tends to grow when the events that caused it are not discussed. The understudy felt resentment towards the director of the play because she did not take his work seriously.

6. Contradiction (noun) – a statement in opposition to another; denial

Thought starter: Isn’t it strange when someone seems to say two opposite things at once? This is called a contradiction. A contradiction can be very confusing. Create a video about someone trying to make sense of a contradiction.

Pro-tip: Writers use contradiction to describe statements or actions that seem to be at odds with each other. The politician’s most recent answer to a question was a contradiction to his usual position. You might not trust a person when everything she says seems like a contradiction.

7. Provoked (verb) – excited to some action or feeling; angered, irritated, or annoyed

Thought starter: Has someone ever tried to upset you on purpose? If so, you were provoked. Create a short video about someone who is purposefully provoked for no reason.

Pro-tip: Writers use provoked to describe times when a person or animal is made to feel a certain way. My little sister provoked and teased me until I yelled at her. I was provoked into yelling insults when strangers wouldn’t leave me alone.

8. Vie (verb) – to struggle for superiority (with someone) or enter into competition (for something); compete

Thought starter: Are you competitive? Do you enjoy a good challenge? If so, you like to vie for the winning position. Make a short video about two friends who vie to win a school competition.

Pro-tip: Writes use vie to describe competing in a contest. At the Olympics, the world’s top athletes vie for gold medals. I will vie for the honor of being first in my graduating class.

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:

  • November 17, 2014 – Contest opens
  • January 12th, 2014 – Last day to submit your video (by 11:59 p.m. ET)
  • January 26, 2014 – Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • On or around March 2, 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, six finalist prizes, and one viewers choice prizes. All prizes amounts are in USD where applicable.

Additional 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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