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Book Nerd Words Video Contest Sponsored by Harper Collins

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$1000

Youth Grand Prize

$1000

Adult Grand Prize

$200

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Sometimes a love or passion for something is so great we create new words to describe it. Many folks feel that passionately about reading. Our friends over at Epic Reads put together a whole glossary full of fun terms that convey an obsession with reading.


For this contest we teamed up with the Epic Reads crew to turn five book-nerd terms into short and fun videos that de-mystify the love of reading!


Choose one of the following five words. Take a close look at the definition in the brief to craft a story that conveys the word’s definition. Then, make a video, 30 seconds or less, that effectively and creatively teaches the meaning of the word you chose. Are you up to the challenge?


For this challenge, choose one of these five terms: binge-read, bookshelfie, book hoarder, book hangover, and dog ear.


Your video must:

  • Last no longer than 30 seconds
  • 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. Binge-read


2. Bookshelfie


3. Book Hoarder


4. Book Hangover


5. Dog Ear

Submission requirements:

In a video, no longer than 30 seconds, you must:

  • 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

  • Meet all official rules and requirements.

Key Dates:

  • April 23, 2015 – Contest opens
  • July 13th, 2015 – Last day to submit your video (by 11:59 p.m. ET)
  • July 27, 2015 – Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • On or around August 17, 2015 – 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 youth grand prize, one adult grand prize, two finalist prizes, one viewer’s choice, and two honorable mention 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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