VIDEO CONTEST RULES (for Middle and High School)

Students in grades 6-12 should produce a video that features kindness.

Contest rules

·      Entries may be created by an individual student or a team of up to three students. Only one student can get a gift.

·      Entries should be between 40 seconds and 1.5 minutes long.

·      Any material shorter than 40 seconds or longer than 1.5 minutes will be disqualified.

·      Live action is encouraged.

·      Moving or still pictures may be used only if they are original material, which means taken or designed by the contestant.

·      The video may be produced with or without music.

·      All music must be original, either performed for or by the contestant or created on software products such as GarageBand.

·      No copyrighted or trademarked material, audio or visual, will be accepted.

·      Videos must be in good taste and must not contain any indecent and inappropriate content or physical violence.

·      No fighting is allowed, even to show that it is wrong.

Submission Details

·      Each entry should be titled with the name(s), school name and grade of the creator(s).

·      By uploading a video for entry, permission is given for its use, publication, broadcast or display by

·      The entries will be reviewed by judges, using scoring guidelines that account for creativity, message and presentation quality.

·      A first-, second- and third-place winner in each of the MS and HS categories will be selected. Each winning entry will receive a single prize award.

·      Awards will be presented by the TMSA/QCSS Board of Trustees March, meeting.

Poster specifics

  • Posters must be on 11” x 17” paper.

  • Lightweight paper, if used, should be mounted on tag board.

  • The student’s name, grade, and school must be on the back of the poster. 

  • Crayons, felt tip pens, markers, paint, pen and ink, pencil, etc. may be used to create the poster.

  • Do not use photographs or Xerox copies.

  • Do not use wood, plastic, glass, metal, string, fabric, felt, collage materials, stencils, internet downloads, or computer art. 

  • Posters cannot include copyrighted characters from comics, cartoons, television programs, movies, newspapers, magazines, etc.

  • Judging Criteria:

  • Originality

  • Design 

  • Attention to theme