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Does the video follow the guidelines? (Yes/No)
- 1) Does the video run within the 60-second time limit? yes
- 2) Is the information included in the video accurate and current? yes
- 3) Are any copyrighted materials used in the video? no
- 4) Is any portion of the video inappropriate? no
- 5) Did the student complete all necessary forms; online entry form, parent permission form, and (for Finalists) actor release form? yes
Quality of Video
35% – Content Quality: Does the video clearly make the connection between population and the chosen topic?
Population is clearly tied in with the topic in an obvious manner; a strong connection is shown between population and topic.
Population is tied in with the topic; a fairly clear connection is made between population and topic.
Population is mentioned but the connection to the topic is not supported.
Population is not tied in with the topic; no connection between population and topic is made.
Does the video explain why the chosen topic is important on a global scale?
The video expertly makes the case for the topic’s importance using precise arguments.
The video explains the topic’s importance but the arguments are not complete.
The video states that the topic is important but provides little explanation.
The video does not explain why the chosen topic is important.
35% – Memorable/Creative: How well does the video draw in the viewer and keep their attention?
Viewer is left with a strong understanding of the topic, will remember the video, and feels like they want to learn more.
Viewer is left with general understanding and will remember the video.
Viewer mostly understands the topic and might remember the video. Some introduced themes/topics may distract from message.
Presentation is unclear on the topic and unmemorable.
Is the video original and innovative?
Video is original, creative and unique.
Video has some original thought and is moderately creative.
Video has little original thinking.
Video has no original thinking.
20% – Logical Solution: Is the solution offered appropriate and supported by your claims?
A strong solution is offered that is both logical and appropriate.
A solution is offered but doesn’t clearly connect to the video’s claims. The solution is appropriate.
A solution is offered but does not match the video’s claims or is not appropriate.
No solution is offered.
10% – Production: What is the overall quality of production (including visual and sound elements)?
Video is well planned with smooth transitions and edits. Sound is expertly balanced and easy to hear. All sound and visual elements coincide with the video’s message.
Video is well planned with competent edits. Sound is well balanced and easy to hear. Most sound and visual elements blend with video’s message.
Video was somewhat planned. Transitions and edits are rudimentary. Sound is reasonably balanced. Some sound and visual elements are distracting.
Video is not well planned and has poor edits. Sound is of poor quality. Many sound and visual elements distract from the video’s message.