#GETTVIDS School Year Student Video Contests
Each month this school year, we are hosting a student video contest! The winners will not only have their videos featured on Gettysburg National Military Park social media pages, but will also receive a special certificate and Gettysburg memento, and get the opportunity to attend a Virtual Video Marathon and Awards Ceremony at the end of the school year where we will reveal the Gettysburg Video of the Year!
Videos or video links should be 1-3 minutes in length and sent to our education staff with the name of student(s), family or class, school or homeschool association if applicable, city and state, and film title.
Additional Rules and Guidelines:
• Each month’s entry must be received WITHIN that month (not before the first day, or after the last day of the month);
• Entries may be made by one student, a team of students, or a class but only with teacher/parent oversight. Student-written, directed, and edited entries only please;
• If necessary, we will announce elementary, middle, and high school winners separately.
• Judging criteria will include:
Historical Content – Does entry evidence research? Is content accurate?
Theme & Story – Is there a clear story and good storytelling? Story connected to theme?
Creativity – Original, captivating and relevant? Technical creation is good quality?
Each Month's video submissions must center around a central theme:
Theme: Hometown History 1: Our hometown's Civil War connection.
Theme: Hometown History 2: Our hometown's most interesting historical event/person/connection.
Theme: Good Character/Leadership: All About Our Favorite History Heroes.
Theme: Good Books! You should definitely read this book. . .we did!
Theme: Civil War Movies: Recreate your favorite Civil War movie scene!
Theme: Primary Sources: What Are They? And What Can They Teach Us?
Theme: Untold Stories: We Actually Found Some NEW Civil War Stories to Tell!
Theme: Civil War Channel! Develop And Produce a Civil War-Related Television Show. (Some Hints: A Civil War Food/Cooking Channel? A Civil War Game Show Channel?)
Theme: Past to Present: Why The Civil War Still Matters.
Please e-mail us for additional information.