Launched in 2008, the Careers in Energy Video Contest is devoted to putting energy workers in a new perspective through talent, creativity and inspiration. This event gives SkillsUSA members the opportunity to express themselves positively — and provide education and support to their peers — through the development of original and compelling videos about the jobs at electric, gas, and nuclear energy companies. Students are encouraged to visit www.cewed.org to learn more about energy careers.
The contest deadline has passed.
What is the topic?
Each recruitment video should focus on how energy workers make a difference in the world. For many teenagers, their heroes may be musicians, professional athletes, or those in the medical profession. Yet without energy, none of them can do their jobs. Energy is needed to everything from sound systems at a concert to the latest and greatest technology to save lives. Energy workers truly are “heroes” behind the scenes.
Who can enter?
Currently enrolled high school students (grades 9 to 12) who are registered members of SkillsUSA can submit entries for consideration. Membership will be verified for each entry. The work can be done by one individual, by a team or a whole class. Collaboration with a chapter’s video production department is encouraged.
How should the video be submitted for entry?
Entries should be between 30 seconds and 1 minute long. You must register on SchoolTube at www.schooltube.com to submit your entry. Please allow up to a 24 hour registration process and become familiar with SchoolTube prior to uploading your video which will be accepted no later than January 1, 2009 11:59 p.m. EST. Tips on uploading videos can be found here at this link on schooltube http://www.schooltube.com/page173118.aspx
How will the recruitment videos be judged?
A panel of SkillsUSA and Center for Energy Workforce Development employees will judge the entries. There will be one national winner, with honorable-mention awards in other categories to be determined such as: originality, scriptwriting and technical achievement.
How will the winners be announced?
Winners will be notified directly by SkillsUSA. Additionally, the winning entry, honorable mention awardees and other entries will be displayed on SchoolTube.
Can participants use other people's material?
Entries must contain only original material (including music, images, etc.). No trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise branded materials, logos or products, etc., may be used except for the SkillsUSA and Get Into Energy logos.
This includes logos on T-shirts, trademarked brands on products, and so on. If entries contain copyrighted, branded and/or trademarked materials without proper permission, those entries will be disqualified.
Can we use real-life experiences?
Yes, the video contest encourages students to share true stories of energy workers in their communities. Depending on the nature of the video, students may be asked to submit additional waivers that give express permission to use photographs, names or other pertinent material in the video.
What are the prizes?
Winning video teams and/or their schools will receive prizes and recognition provided by SkillsUSA and the Center for Energy Workforce Development, creator of the Get Into Energy brand. The winning videos will be aired on SchoolTube. The winning school will receive a $300 award, up to two honorable mention awards of $100 each may also be distributed.
Does it cost anything to enter?
There is no charge for submitting an entry.
Can I submit more than one entry?
Yes. Participants may submit up to two entries.
Can entries be disqualified?
Entries will be disqualified if they: contain vulgar or inappropriate content; have postmarks later than January 1, 2009 11:59 EST; or use copyrighted material.
Can adults assist in production?
Adults may assist with production, but they are limited to only verbal guidance. Adults are allowed to be actors but should not be major content contributors.
How many students can work on the video?
There is no limit on the number of students who can work on a video. The video must be entered under one chapter name, and there will only be one prize awarded for the winning video.
What is the deadline?
Entries must be postmarked by January 1, 2009 11:59 p.m. EST.
What does each entry need to include?
Entries should only include subject matter that is related to this contest, CEWD, and SkillsUSA. All participants must knowingly agree to appear in entries.