Olelo Community Media

Youth Xchange 2023

Announcing ʿŌlelo’s 20th Annual Youth Xchange! 

It’s time to “Empower Youth Voices” by entering Hawaiʿi’s largest statewide student video competition. Youth Xchange 2023 continues to encourage and expand student participation and impact so that Hawaiʻi’s young voices can be heard. A big mahalo to the educators who continue to encourage students to use this platform to speak up and speak out on issues of concern.

YXC 2023 Rules and Guidelines
Cablecast Agreement
Register as an Entrant
If you previously registered, it is not necessary to re-register. Once registered, complete the online Entry Form to upload entries by 11:59 p.m. HST on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

This year’s general categories include:

  • Mini Documentary:  In-depth program of an event, issue, place, individual or group. (10 min. max.)
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA):  Informative but concise video about an issue. (30 sec. max., credits do not count as part of the 30 sec. message)
  • Short:  A creative look at an issue using comedy, drama, music, or a cultural setting. (5 min. max.)
  • Junior Expert:  Students K through Middle school with extensive video production skills can compete in this 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 min. max.)
  • Expert:  High school and college students with extensive video production skills can compete in this 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 min. max.)

In addition to the above, there are eight (8) sponsored categories as follows:

We look forward to cheering on Hawai’i’s youth in our 20th Annual Youth Xchange Video Competition! If you have questions, please email youthxchange@olelo.org.

 

  2022 Finalists and Winners

Congratulations to Norma Gonzales of Moanalua Elementary School for winning ʻŌlelo’s first annual Youth Xchange Media Teacher Award in 2022, powered by Alaska Airlines. Read what her students and the community at large had to say about her HERE.