The purpose of this contest is to encourage youth to think deeply about the significance of Women’s History Month, and the status of women both locally and globally; as well as to challenge youth (particularly young women), who are interested in careers in the film industry to perfect their skill set. To enter, students must create a three minute video which illustrates how the theme of this year’s festival “Breakthroughs in Courage” is exemplified in the lives of women. First, second and third place winners, as well as a People’s Choice winner will be selected. First place winner will receive one hundred dollars ($100). Second place winner will receive fifty dollars ($50), and third place winner will receive twenty five ($25). In the event more than one person creates the video, the cash amount will be divided between all participants. The First Place winning film will be screened at the Women’s History Month Film Festival on March 13, 2010. The four winning videos will be placed on www.wim-n.com.
A panel of judges will select the winning videos.Youtube viewers comments will be used to select the People’s Choice winner. Video will be ineligible if it contains any derogatory depiction of individuals or groups based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, mental/physical handicap or religious belief, or other discriminatory images, as well as if it contains language or other content deemed inappropriate by the judges. The video may not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous.