NSHSS Video Competition 2019

Express Yourself!

Eligibility Requirements: High school students

Scholarship Award:

  • 1st prize: USD $1,000
  • 2nd prize: USD $500
  • 3rd prize: USD $250

Application Requirements:

  • Title and description (up to 200 words) of your submission– what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent
  • Video Submission
  • Educator Recommendation
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting

Video Prompt: Express yourself by providing an artistic representation of who you are or your worldview through film.

Films should be no more than 5 minutes long, and submissions can be made in the following categories:scripted film narrative, animation, documentary, or music video/musical/dance performance.

***Previously created music may be used if the song’s original artist and composer are credited.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Expression of a clear theme
  • Quality of the story line and script (if applicable)
  • Creativity and/or content originality
  • Production quality
  • Editing

*To enter, upload your video to YouTube and provide the link in your application.

Plagiarism: NSHSS has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. Any applicant whose winning work is determined to be plagiarized in whole or in part will forfeit any awards.


Open Date: March 15, 2019 

Close Date: May 15, 2019


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By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so