Connecting Generations Video Contest

What are your hopes for our post-pandemic world? We want to hear from all ages! In a video that includes multiple generations, tell us your story.

Image Text: Connecting Generations Video Contest: Hopes for our post-pandemic world. Tell your Story

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)

  • Entries are open Monday, January 04, 2021 and submissions are due by 11:59pm Sunday, February 28, 2021 (Pacific Standard Time.)
  • What are your hopes for our world post-pandemic? In a video that is 3-5 minutes long, tell your story.
  • This contest is open to emerging and advanced videographers. Enter your video into whichever category you feel best, only one category allowed per entry.
  • The video can be fictional or non-fictional.
  • The video must have at least one intergenerational relationship present. This means that at least one person over the age of 55 is included as well as at least one person under the age of 40. The filmmaker and subject can count as one intergenerational relationship.
  • Remember to practice safe social distancing, wash your hands often and do your best to follow the instructions of BC’s health care professionals.
  • Entries will be disqualified if the video is illegal, discriminatory, inappropriate, or not the original work of the entrant.


How and When to Submit:

  • Please submit your video by sending a compressed h.264 mp4 to intergen@nelsoncares.ca or send your mp4 video file using dropbox or google
    drive.
  • Entries are open Monday, January 04, 2021 and submissions are due by 11:59pm Sunday, February 28, 2021 (Pacific Standard Time.)
  • Be sure to include a signed video release form with your submission. Download it HERE.
  • Videos will be uploaded and available to view on this webpage. Tell your friends and get them to cast their vote!


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 intergen@nelsoncares.ca 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 intergen@nelsoncares.ca

Special thanks to all partners involved

The Civic Theatre
Nelson Cares Society Logo
Nelson CARES Society
Kootenay Seniors Logo
Kootenay Seniors
Columbia Basin Trust Logo
Columbia Basin Trust