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"Do it Yourself" Video Competition

SkillsUSA launched a video competition during SkillsUSA Week February 9-15, 2014.



Champions at Work

What is the topic?
Do you ever get tired of explaining to your friends what you are doing in SkillsUSA or what you do in your career and technical education (CTE) program? Is their image of CTE based on old misconceptions? Here is your opportunity to "Bust the Myth" around your program and tell the story that CTE programs are preparing students for the 21st Century workplace.

Who can enter?
Currently enrolled high school and college/postsecondary students who are registered members of SkillsUSA can enter. Membership will be verified for each entry. The work can be done by an individual, a team or an entire class.

Participants may submit up to two entries.

How should the video be submitted for entry?
Entries should be between 2-3 minutes in length. Upload your entry to YouTube at Please allow up to a 24-hour registration process and become familiar with YouTube prior to uploading your video. Email your video entry link to: Submit your entries no later than May 1, 2014.

How will the videos be judged?
A SkillsUSA panel will judge the entries. The top five entries will then be voted on by the public May 8-15, 2014.

How will the winners be announced?
Winners will be announced on Facebook and on the SkillsUSA website.

Can participants use other people's material?
Entries must contain only original material (including music, images, etc.) unless written permission has
been obtained. No trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise branded materials, logos or products may
be used except for the SkillsUSA logo. SkillsUSA panel will review videos prior to uploading videos for
voting. Entries will be disqualified if not submitted by May 1, or for vulgar or inappropriate content.

What are the prizes?
Winning video teams and/or their schools will receive prizes and recognition

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, are uploaded later than May 1 or use copyrighted material.

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.

For questions not answered here, email Stephanie Bland:

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