The Nelson CARES Society and The Nelson Civic Theatre Society have come together to invite our communities to enter an online contest by submitting a 3-5 minute video that tells a compelling story about their hopes for our post-pandemic world.
Connecting Generations Video Contest aims to bring awareness to the similarities of emotions and thoughts felt by all ages in the Kootenay region regarding COVID-19. It provides a way for multiple generations to connect with each other through film and digital media.
Enter to win a gift certificate to a locally owned Nelson, BC business of your choice!
Submission Instructions and Information:
Three prizes are available:
1. Emerging Category: win a $150 gift certificate to a locally owned Nelson, BC business of your choice
2. Advanced Category: win a $300 gift certificate to a locally owned Nelson, BC business of your choice
3. People’s Choice Award: win a $200 gift certificate to a locally owned Nelson BC business of your choice (This prize can be awarded to an entrant from either category)
How and When to Submit:
Tips for Creating a Video
Tell your story. Be creative and show us how you hope things will be when we are through the pandemic. Don’t forget to include at least two generations in the making of your video! What do the youth in your life hope for? How about the hopes of the elders?
Do you hope for more awareness about social isolation and its effects? Do you visualize a more inclusive community? Are you hoping people will be more caring towards one another?
There are many ways to show us your original ideas and hopes for the future. Maybe you want to present your video in a Q&A form, vlog, short documentary, or in a series of testimonials. We welcome all forms of videos!
Remember to carefully read through the “Criteria for Video Submissions” and the “Frequently Asked Questions.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can enter?
Anyone can enter this contest! All ages and skill levels are encouraged to submit a 3-5 minute video. There is an emerging and an advanced category for entrants to choose from. This contest is open to anyone residing in the Kootenay region.
What are the video requirements?
Video must pertain to the topic: An intergenerational response to COVID-19: Hopes for our post-pandemic world. It must have at least one intergenerational relationship present and be no longer than 5 minutes long.
When can I submit my video?
Entries are open Monday, January 04, 2021 and submissions are due by 11:59pm Sunday, February 28, 2021 (Pacific Standard Time.)
How do I submit my video?
Send your video files as an h.264 mp4 to firstname.lastname@example.org or send using dropbox or google drive. Remember to include a signed video release form.
Where do I find the video release/consent form?
You may download the form HERE.
Are there any ways I can be disqualified?
Entries will be disqualified if the video is illegal, discriminatory, inappropriate, or not the original work of the entrant.
What is the criteria for video submissions?
You may download the criteria information HERE.
Are there prizes?
Yes! There will be a prize for the best emerging category video, the best advanced category video, and a peoples' choice prize.
I have a question that wasn’t listed here, who do I contact?
To learn more, please email email@example.com