As the State’s largest student video competition, Youth Xchange continues to expand its outreach to schools and impact on student participants. Last year’s 904 entries was quite an accomplishment, but even more impressing was the breadth and depth of the messaging behind each entry and the sheer number of students—1,674 to be exact—who contributed to the contest. Thank you for continuing to encourage your students to focus and speak out on issues of concern to them.
This year’s contest includes the following general and expert categories:
- Mini Documentary: In-depth program of an event, issue, place, individual or group. (10 minute maximum)
- Public Service Announcement (PSA): A commercial length, informative but concise video about an issue. (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 the above five (5) general and expert categories, we are also pleased to have eleven (11) sponsored categories, as follows (click on hyperlinks to view flyers):
- Assessments – Setting Yourself Up for Success, sponsored by State of Hawaii DOE Strategy Innovation and Performance Office
- Creating Peace, sponsored by Rotary Club of Honolulu
- Fight the Bite, sponsored by Hawaii State Department of Health, Public Health Preparedness Branch
- Forest Health in Hawaii, sponsored by State of Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife
- Me and the Law, sponsored by Hawaii State Bar Association
- No Vape, sponsored by Hawaii Public Health Institute
- Start Living Healthy, sponsored by State of Hawaii DOH Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
- Storm Water Hero, sponsored by City & County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance
- The Value of Water, sponsored by Honolulu Board of Water Supply
- Traffic Safety, sponsored by GEICO Hawaii and State of Hawaii DOH EMS & Injury Prevention System Branch
- Vote to Rise, sponsored by Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
Get involved! Empower Youth Voices!
HENC—Just a friendly reminder…HENC’s Hawaii Schools Digital Media grant applications are due on August 31, 2017. Click here to access the 2017-2018 HSDM online form. For more information contact Phil Bossert by email or call (808) 203-9097.