Youth Xchange 2017

 

 

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Aloha and Happy New Year to Hawaii’s finest Teachers/Educators and College/University Students!

 

ʿŌlelo is pleased to announce the 2017 Youth Xchange Video Competition finalists!

Click here to see a list of the Finalists

 

Please follow this link to see a list of the 2016 Youth Xchange winners:   YXC WINNERS 2016

 

As the State’s largest student video competition, Youth Xchange continues to grow.  Last year’s record breaking 909 entries was quite an accomplishment, but even more impressing was the breadth and depth of the messaging behind each entry.  Thank you for continuing to encourage your students to focus and speak out on issues of concern to them.

This year’s contest includes the following general categories:

  • Animation:  Digital, computer art, or animated presentation of an issue. (5 minute maximum)
  • Mini Documentary:  In-depth program of an event, issue, place, individual or group. (10 minute maximum)
  • News:  News coverage of an issue. Submission of a news segment or report is encouraged. (2 minute maximum)
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA):  A commercial length, informative but concise video about an is sue. (30 second maximum, production credit or acknowledgement graphics do not count as part of the 30 second maximum)
  • Short:  A creative look at an issue using comedy, drama, music or a cultural setting. (5 minute maximum)
  • Junior Expert:  This category allows students K through Middle school with extensive video production skills to compete in a category that recognizes technical expertise using video. Youth Xchange winners who have won two or more times, students who have worked (for hire) professionally creating video, and/or students participating in or receiving help from other students in an advance video or digital media program must enter this category. (10 minute maximum)
  • Expert:  This category allows high school and college students with extensive video production skills to compete in a category that recognizes technical expertise using video. Youth Xchange winners who have won two or more times, students who have worked (for hire) professionally creating video, and/or students participating in or receiving help from other students in an advance video or digital media program must enter this category. (10 minute maximum)

 

In addition to our seven (7) general categories, we are also pleased to have nine (9) sponsored categories, as follows:

CATEGORY/LINK TO FLYER SPONSOR DESIRED OUTCOME
Clean Energy Future Hawaiian Electric Company PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 2-minutes
Creating Peace Rotary Club of Honolulu PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 5-minutes
Fight the Bite State of Hawaii Dept. of Health, Public Health Preparedness Branch PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 1-minute
Forest Health in Hawaii State of Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources, Forestry & Wildlife Division PSA; minimally 3-minutes, but no more than 5-minutes
Start Living Healthy State of Hawaii Dept. of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 1-minute
Storm Water Hero City & County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 5-minutes
Taking Assessments Seriously State of Hawaii Dept. of Education, Strategy Innovation and Performance Office PSA; 30-seconds
The Value of Water Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Traffic Safety GEICO Hawaii and State of Hawaii Dept. of Health EMS & Injury Prevention System Branch PSA; minimally 3-minutes, but no more than 5-minutes
Vote to Rise Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement PSA; minimally 30-seconds, but no more than 1-minute
Malama Honua State of Hawaii Dept of EducationCommunications and Community Affairs Office Short:;minimally 1-minute no more than 5-minutes.

NOTE:  Sponsored Category Flyers will be uploaded as they are finalized. 

 

The 2017 Youth Xchange Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2017.  Please mark your calendars.