50 Years of Champions at Work Video Contest

What is the topic?

“SkillsUSA: 50 Years of Champions at Work” is SkillsUSA’s theme for the year. Your students’ challenge is to create a video that captures the impact that SkillsUSA has had on their individual lives, school and community. Get creative and have fun telling your SkillsUSA story.

Who can enter?

Currently enrolled high-school and college/postsecondary students who are registered members of SkillsUSA can enter. Membership will be verified for each entry. The work can be done by an individual, a team or an entire class.

How should the video be submitted for entry?

Entries should be between 2-3 minutes in length. Upload your entry to YouTube at www.youtube.com. Please allow up to a 24-hour registration process and become familiar with YouTube prior to uploading your video. Email your video entry link to: gsilvey@skillsusa.org and include name, school, address, email address and telephone number. Submit your entries no later than Nov. 14, 2014.

How will the videos be judged?

A panel of SkillsUSA partners will judge the entries. The top five entries will then be voted on by the public.

How will the winners be announced?

Winners will be notified directly by SkillsUSA. Additionally, the winning entry, honorable mention winners and other entries will be linked to the SkillsUSA website.

Can participants use other people’s material?

Entries must contain only original material (including music, images, etc.) unless written permission has been obtained. No trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise branded materials, logos or products may be used except for the SkillsUSA logo.

What are the prizes?

Winning video teams and/or their schools will receive prizes and recognition provided by SkillsUSA. The winning videos will be aired on the SkillsUSA website. The winning school will receive a $300 award. Up to two honorable mention awards of $100 each may also be distributed.

Does it cost anything to enter?

There is no charge for submitting an entry.

Can I submit more than one entry?

Yes. Participants may submit up to two entries.

Can entries be disqualified?

Entries will be disqualified if they contain vulgar or inappropriate content, are uploaded later than Nov. 14 or use copyrighted material.

How many students can work on the video?

There is no limit on the number of students who can work on a video. The video must be entered under one chapter name, and there will only be one prize awarded for the winning video.

Still have questions?

For questions not answered here, email Gayle Silvey: gsilvey@skillsusa.org.