One way of doing this is by celebrating students/teams that have submitted a video to contest by holding a student video release party at The One Conference. The contest submission form can be found here: tinyurl.com/sdwvoicevids18
To date we have no submissions to the contest from across our district. We need your help to make sure their voices are heard. Submissions are due by December 15 to be invited to the release party.
Video Contest DetailsStudentvoice.org is hosting its second student video contest this year. The theme this year is Activating Change.
"Films must respond to the theme of the festival: “Activating Change.” Students are invited to interpret this theme as they see fit, so long as audience members can clearly understand how the theme is utilized in the film. We encourage you to be creative with this theme. Try to think beyond your first impressions and see if you can create a focus for a truly original film. Feel free to experiment with different approaches such as animation, puppetry, silent films, stop motion, etc!"
To encourage greater student participation, and to highlight the ideas and voices of our students, the School District of Waukesha Technology Department will be hosting a viewing party of SDW student video submissions to this contest at The One Conference in January, 2019.
Participation RulesPlease be sure to read the detailed submission rules available here: https://studentvoice.org/filmfest/rules/
Here are some highlights from the rules:
- Videos no longer than 1 minute (with an additional 30 seconds of credits/citation)
- Addressing the theme of "Activating Change" -- students may interpret what this means
- Film must be original work of the students
- Students must carefully cite work as outlined in the rules (can result in disqualification)
- Groups can work together (no size limit for group indicated)
- Three judging categories: Early Ages (5-9 years), Middle Ages (10-14 years), Upper Ages (15-18) -- submissions enter category of oldest group member
- As videos will go public, students MUST have a signed waiver on file with the adult sponsor
- Films must be in English or contain English subtitles
For submissions to the contest to be screened at The One Conference in January 2019, submissions must be received to the SDW Student Voice Video Competition form by December 15, 2018.
Submissions received by the SDW Student Voice Video Competition form will be automatically entered to the StudentVoice.org competition. Applicants for the competition only need to apply to the SDW Student Voice video competition form.
The form can also be found here:
The form can also be found here:
Getting Students Excited
Young people are eager to have their voices heard. The StudentVoice.org video competition is a great way to give your students a platform to share their voices with the world. Submissions will be viewed by teachers attending The One Conference viewing party in January 2019.
Additionally, their submissions will be viewed by a committee outside of our district. And if their submissions are rated highly enough on the scoring rubric, they may even be invited to attend ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia to have their videos viewed in a live release/viewing party.
To inspire them to share their voice, show them some of last year's winning submissions: https://studentvoice.org/filmfest/ .