Announcing 2023-2024 Youth XChange!
Aloha to Hawai‘i’s finest Teachers/Educators and College/University Students!
‘Ōlelo is pleased to announce that the 2024 Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition Award Force site is live and ready for your use.
Teachers/Educators and College/University Students (ONLY), when you have a moment, please click on Olelo-2024YXC to register as an Entrant. If you have registered in previous years, it is not necessary to re-register. Once registered, you may then complete the online Entry Form and upload and submit entries by 11:59 p.m. HST on Friday, March 1, 2024.
A big mahalo to all our sponsors for making this annual competition possible, and mahalo to you for empowering your students to speak out on issues that affect them.
Please visit this webpage often to view messages and learn more about the sponsors and the categories they present.
If you have questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
It’s time to “Empower Youth Voices” by entering Hawaiʿi’s largest statewide student video competition. Youth XChange 2024 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.
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 nine (9) sponsored categories as follows:
- A More Resilient and Sustainable Hawaiʿi, sponsored by Hawaiian Electric, Co. (30 sec. – 2 min. max)
- Creating Peace, sponsored by Rotary Club of Honolulu (5 min. max)
- Healthy Yard Care, sponsored by City & County of Honolulu, Department of Facility Maintenance, Storm Water Quality Division. (Up to 2 min. max) More info bit.ly/YardCareOahu
- Makahiki O Nā Manu Nahele (Year of the Forest Birds), sponsored by Hawaiʿi Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry & Wildlife (3 min. – 5 min. max) More info visit https://bit.ly/DFWEducation
- Pledge To Our Keiki, Taking Care of Our Island Home, sponsored by Alaska Airlines and Kanu Hawaii (2 min. – 3 min. max)
- Prepare NOW — How Do You Prepare Well?, sponsored by Hawaiʿi Department of Health – Office of Public Health Preparedness (45 sec. – 90 sec. max)
- Safe Routes to School, sponsored by Hawaiʿi Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division (1 min. – 2 min. max)
- Traffic Safety, sponsored by the State of Hawaiʿi Department of Transportation (30 sec. / 60 sec. / 2 min.)
- What Does Peace Mean to You? sponsored by Pacific Historic Parks and Pearl Harbor National Memorial (3 to 5 min. max)
We look forward to cheering on Hawaiʿi youth in our 21st Annual Youth XChange Video Competition! If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The awards banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Mahalo to our 2024 Sponsors