YXC Video Competition 2017

Youth Xchange Statewide Video Contest

Aloha!

Now entering its fifteenth year, the Youth Xchange video competition is the State’s largest and it continues to grow. This year’s 904 entries was quite an accomplishment, but even more impressive was the depth and breadth of the messaging behind each entry. Together with our Presenting sponsor SONY Corporation, we want to say thank you for continuing to encourage our students to focus and speak out on issues of concern to them.

This year’s contest, included the following general categories:

  • Animation: Digital, computer art, or animated presentation of an issue. (5 minute maximum)
  • Mini Documentary: In-depth program of an event, issue, place, individual or group. (10 minute maximum)
  • News: News coverage of an issue. Submission of a news segment or report is encouraged. (2 minute maximum)
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA): A commercial length, informative but concise video about an is sue. (30 second maximum, production credit or acknowledgement graphics do not count as part of the 30 second maximum)
  • Short: A creative look at an issue using comedy, drama, music or a cultural setting. (5 minute maximum)
  • Junior Expert: This category allows students K through Middle school with extensive video production skills to compete in a category that recognizes technical expertise using video. Youth Xchange winners who have won two or more times, students who have worked (for hire) professionally creating video, and/or students participating in or receiving help from other students in an advance video or digital media program must enter this category. (10 minute maximum)
  • Expert: This category allows high school and college students with extensive video production skills to compete in a category that recognizes technical expertise using video. Youth Xchange winners who have won two or more times, students who have worked (for hire) professionally creating video, and/or students participating in or receiving help from other students in an advance video or digital media program must enter this category. (10 minute maximum)

In addition to our seven (7) general categories, we were also pleased to have eleven (11) sponsored categories, as follows:

CATEGORY/LINK SPONSOR DESIRED OUTCOME
Clean Energy Future Hawaiian Electric Company PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 2-minutes
Creating Peace Rotary Club of Honolulu PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 5-minutes
Fight the Bite State of Hawaii Dept. of Health, Public Health Preparedness Branch PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 1-minute
Forest Health in Hawaii State of Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources, Forestry & Wildlife Division PSA; minimally 3-minutes, but no more than 5-minutes
Start Living Healthy State of Hawaii Dept. of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 1-minute
Storm Water Hero City & County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 5-minutes
Taking Assessments Seriously State of Hawaii Dept. of Education, Strategy Innovation and Performance Office PSA; 30-seconds
The Value of Water Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Traffic Safety GEICO Hawaii and State of Hawaii Dept. of Health EMS & Injury Prevention System Branch PSA; minimally 3-minutes, but no more than 5-minutes
Vote to Rise Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 1-minute
Malama Honua State of Hawaii Dept of EducationCommunications and Community Affairs Office Short; minimally 1-minute no more than 5-minutes.

‘Ōlelo (which in Hawaiian means “to speak”) empowers student voice by airing every student entry on cable television and over the internet.  Click here to see a list of all the finalists and winners.   You can view all of the 2017 finalists and winners as well as the Video Awards Competition Banquet here:

2017 YXC Video Awards Competition Banquet

2017 YXC Finalists – Vote to Rise 

2017 YXC Finalists – Traffic Safety 

2017 YXC Finalists – The Value of Water  

2017 YXC Finalists – Taking Assessments Seriously 

2017 YXC Finalists – Storm Water Hero

2017 YXC Finalists – Start Living Healthy 

2017 YXC Finalists – PSA

2017 YXC Finalists – Junior Expert  

2017 YXC Finalists – Fight the Bite 

2017 YXC Finalists – Expert 

2017 YXC Finalists – Clean Energy Future  

2017 YXC Finalists – Animation 

2017 YXC Finalists – Shorts

2017 YXC Finalists – News

2017 YXC Finalists – Mini Documentary 

2017 YXC Finalists – Malama Honua  

2017 YXC Finalists – Forest Health

2017 Y XC Finalists – Creating Peace

2017 YXC Finalists – Expert and Junior Expert  

All Hawaiʻi state public, private, charter, and home school and college students are welcome to participate in the 15th annual statewide student Youth Xchange video competition.

Mahalo to our presenting sponsor Sony Hawaii and event sponsors (First Hawaiian Bank, Ko Olina, Nā Leo ʻo Hawaiʻi, and HENC) for making this annual competition possible, and mahalo to Hawaii’s teachers and administrators for empowering students to speak out on issues that affect them and their respective schools and communities.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Hanalei Y. Aipoalani either by phone (808) 237-2108 or email.

Warm regards,

Youth Xchange Program Team