Educated and Skilled to Lead America Video Competition

Video contest

“SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Educated and Skilled to Lead America” is SkillsUSA’s theme this year and the students’ challenge will be to create a video that showcases how members are becoming educated.

“Educated and Skilled to Lead America” is SkillsUSA’s theme this year and the students’ challenge will be to create a video that showcases how members are becoming educated. The video could show what their classroom or lab looks like, what they are learning, and their specific skills and how they show them off. This is their opportunity to tell their story.

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

Entries should be between 2-3 minutes in length. The entry needs to uploaded to YouTube at: www.youtube.com. (They should allow up to a 24-hour registration process and become familiar with YouTube prior to uploading the video.) Email the video entry link to Kelly Horton at khorton@skillsusa.org. The deadline for entries is November 15, 2013.

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

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.

There is no charge for submitting an entry and participants may submit up to two entries. Entries will be disqualified if they contain vulgar or inappropriate content, are uploaded later than November 15 or use copyrighted material.

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. For additional questions or information, email Kelly Horton: khorton@skillsusa.org. Complete contest details can be found at: www.skillsusa.org/compete/edskillvideo.shtml.