YXC 2020

Welcome to the official website of the 17th Annual Youth Xchange Student Video Competition!  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) [NOTE: the Magic of Community Engagement category is sponsoring an Expert division]

In addition to the above five (5) general and expert categories, we are also pleased to have thirteen (13) sponsored categories, as follows (click on hyperlinks to view flyers):

All entries must be uploaded to ‘Ōlelo’s OmniContest site by 11:59 p.m. HST on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Save the date!

The 17th Annual Youth Xchange Awards Banquet will be held on April 14, 2020.