Tier One: Does the video follow the guidelines? (Yes/No)
a. Does the video run within the 60-second time limit?
b. Is the information included in the video accurate and current?
c. Are any copyrighted materials used in the video?
d. Is any portion of the video inappropriate?
e. For Finalists: Did the student compete all necessary forms (online entry form, parent permission form, and, if needed, actor release forms)?
Tier Two: Quality of Video
35% Content Clarity: Does the video clearly make the connection between population and the chosen topic?
Population is clearly tied in with topic in an obvious manner; a strong connection is shown between population and topic.
Population is tied in with topic; a fairly clear connection is made between population and topic.
Population is mentioned but the connection to topic is not totally evident.
Population is not tied in with topic; no connection between population and topic is made.
35% Memorable/Interesting: How well does the video draw in the listener and keep their attention?
Viewer is left with a strong understanding of the topic, will remember the video, and feels like they want to learn more.
Viewer is left with general understanding and will remember the video.
Viewer mostly understands the topic and might remember the video. Some introduced themes/topics may distract from message.
Presentation is unclear on the topic and unmemorable.
20% Creativity: Is the video original and something we haven’t seen before?
Video is original, creative, and unique.
Video has some original thought and is moderately creative.
Video has little original thinking.
Video has no original thinking.
10% Production: What is the overall quality of production (including visual and sound elements)?
Video is well planned, with smooth transitions and edits. Sound is excellently balanced and easy to hear. All elements coincide with the video’s message.
Video is well planned with competent edits. Sound is well balanced and easy to hear. Most elements blend with the video’s message.
Video was somewhat planned. Transitions and edits are rudimentary. Sound is reasonably balanced. Some elements (lighting, music, etc) are distracting.
Video is not well planned and has poor edits. Sound is of poor quality. Many elements distract from the video’s message.