High School Video Competition 2014
We are running a nationwide short-video competition with the winner to be announced on World Vegetarian Day 2014.
We would like to give pupils and schools the opportunity to win over five thousand dollars’ worth of prizes, and to learn more about the vegetarian lifestyle and related matters.
Each entrant will receive a participation certificate for their CV. Winners of each category will win prizes, and the school with the overall winning entry will also be the recipient of a substantial prize.
Entries must be submitted by 31st August 2014.
Please register your interest now to receive the full entry pack in January 2014.
Email us with your school’s name, contact person, and email address.
1. The competition is open to any currently enrolled pupils (years 9 – 13) in New Zealand secondary schools. This production can be incorporated into course curriculum, but should stand alone as a complete short video in the context of the competition.
2. Entry is free.
3. All entries must be submitted by 31st August 2014. Results will be announced on 1st October 2014.
4. The submitted video should be two to five minutes long.
Choose a topic from any category below. Multiple entries are welcome.
a) Animal Advocacy: Putting Vegetarian Values into Practice
- For the animals: choosing ethical foods.
- Sold a lie: those animals are not happy down on the farm.
- The power consumers wield to improve and save animals’ lives.
b) Vegetarian Living
- Why it is great to be a vegetarian or vegan.
- Living with kindness and compassion: the vegetarian/vegan perspective.
- The low down on a vegetarian/vegan meal, including time required and cost.
c) Protecting the Environment
- The impact of farming on the environment.
- The environmental impact of the standard NZ diet versus vegetarian/vegan diet: a comparison.
- Fishing is killing our oceans: waste, destruction, and devastation in the deep blue.
d) Improved Nutrition and Health
- Vibrant health and plant power: the benefits of a vegetarian or vegan diet.
- Busting myths about vegetarian/vegan diets.
- Vegetarian/vegan achievers and sportspeople.
6. There will be a prize for the best entry in each category. The overall winner shall be chosen from the finalists in each category. The school of the overall winner shall also receive a prize. Each entrant will receive a participation certificate.
7. Items to be submitted with this video (forms to be supplied with entry pack in January):
- Reference form. All facts used in the videos must be referenced and verified.
- Actors’ permission form. To be signed by all actors/people appearing in the video.
- Music permission form. If music is used on the video, written permission to use the music must be included with the entry form.
- USB or DVD disk with the video file on it.
8. If you enter more than one video, you must fill out separate entry forms for each video. Schools may submit as many entries as they wish, as long as each is a complete stand-alone work.
9. Each video must be the work of the pupils only (although the assistance of the supervising teacher at various stages of the production is permitted and expected). Actors within the production may be any age.
10. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that the file submitted meets all technical requirements. Please refer to attached sheet (to be supplied with entry pack in January).
11. No videos that are “objectionable” will be considered. The videos must be suitable for general audiences. Specifically, there must be no harm to animals.
12. Each entry will be judged on the following criteria:
- Visual Impact
- Conciseness and content of message
- Originality, creativity, and innovation
- Finished quality
- Relevant age group and experience
13. Each video must contain a title and credits.
14. By submitting the video into the competition you give the New Zealand Vegetarian Society Inc your permission to use the video for promotional purposes, in whatever way the Society deems fit.