Teens Dream at www.teensdream.net is a global video competition for teens ages 12-18 to submit their dreams in English in a 2 minute or less video, in one of three categories: personal, community, or global dream. Winners are encouraged to be any teen with a dream, not necessarily film makers. Nine winning videos receive $100 and one of them will receive the grand prize of $500. All are recognized at our annual celebration in Washington, DC, and either brought to the celebration or skyped in - and introduced to organizations who can support them in pursuing their dreams. Submitters must read the instructions and should also see the judging rubric at www.teensdream.net in order to ensure not be disqualified.
Awards & Prizes
All submitters get their videos placed on the Teens Dream website in the galleries under the appropriate category! www.teensdream.net -- Teen and adult judges will view all video submissions and select the top three winning videos from each category, based on criteria listed on website. The top 9 finalists are winners - three in each of the three categories – and will be featured on the website as the winners and acknowledged accordingly. Each of the winners will receive a $100 gift card or a $100 Paypal deposit.
From the top nine winners, the Judges will select a grand prize winner who will receive $500 instead of $100. The final nine winners including the grand prize winner will be invited to Washington, DC (those overseas will Skype) for a Teens Dream Celebration event where they will be honored and introduced to organizations and contacts who can help them realize their dreams. There will be a limited number of Honorable Mentions who will also be recognized on the front page of our website!
Rules & Terms
In addition to the contest rules, by uploading any video participants and their parents and guardians agree to the following terms and conditions: 1. Participants have permission and agree to participate in the competition. 2. All submissions must be uploaded by the deadline and no early or late submissions will be accepted. 3. Video requirements: Must not exceed exactly 2 minutes, as determined in the sole discretion of the Teens Dream Video Competition Collaborative. Must be in English, and must fall into one of the three categories: Personal, Community or Global. Teens Dream Video Competition Collaborative, in its sole discretion, may change a video submission’s category. Must be completely produced by eligible teens. Teens must operate all equipment, including all editing equipment used in the production of the video. Must be an original production. For all components of any video submission: participants either have the express permission to use each component, or the material is in the public domain. Must not contain inappropriate content, as determined in the sole discretion of the Teens Dream Video Competition Collaborative. Videos failing to meet any of the above requirements may be disqualified. Determination is at the sole discretion of the Teens Dream Video Competition Collaborative. 4. Participants and their parents or guardians grant the Teens Dream Video Competition Collaborative an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty free, unlimited license to use their submission, including any and all intellectual property contained therein. 5. The Teens Dream Video Competition Collaborative will not reimburse participants, parents or guardians for transportation, lodging or any other expenses incurred in connection with the competition, any associated events or the video production. 6. Selection of judges is within the sole discretion of the Teens Dream Video Competition Collaborative. 7. Selection of finalists and winners is within the sole discretion of the Teens Dream Video Competition Collaborative. 8. Winners will be notified by email and will be published on the website. Winners must provide mailing addresses to the Teen Dreams Collaborative in order to receive the prize.