Video Contest

Theme

I Love My Community

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to get lost in the noise and chaos, especially in this pandemic. Perhaps it’s time to take a break, look around and appreciate even the smallest things.

 

This contest aims to effectively inspire people to explore and appreciate the beauty of the town/city/village they are from / live in. 

 

Create a video that tells a story of the subject - the history, culture, food/cuisine, people or scenery of the place they are from / live in.

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You stand to win these amazing prizes

1st

USD 250

+ E-Cert of Merit

2nd

USD 170

+ E-Cert of Merit

3rd

USD 120

+ E-Cert of Merit

3 Consolations

USD 50

+ E-Cert of Merit

Judging Criterias

Originality
Sincerity and credibility of statement
Clear and compelling expression of message
Visual Appeal
Performance:
Vocal ability and non-verbal communication
Practicality of the idea presented
Ability to effectively tell a story
The big idea
Artistic merit
Perceived personality and vitality
Feasibility of concept execution
Level of motivational messaging
Technical execution
Uniqueness of video title, tag and etc.
  • Impact

    Does the video evoke an appreciation towards the beauty of the town/city/village from the viewers?

  • Creativity

    Does the video able to convey the idea, message or thought in an original and imaginative way through the lens, narrative, performance, etc.

  • Style

    How the video is able to showcase the personal originality and technique to influence how the video is presented and interpreted.

  • Subject Matter

    Does the subject matter being addressed in the narrative, performance and music (if applicable) in the video appropriately represent the given theme?

  • Production

    Is the background unappealing, messy, unattractive or distracting? Does it contain copyrighted materials?

  • Audio

    The audio/sound should be heard and the dialogue should be intelligible and dynamically balanced. The sound in all shots should have the same volume.

  • Music

    Used music should be appropriate and engaging to the listener.

  • Background

    Is the background unappealing, messy, unattractive or distracting? Does it contain copyrighted materials?

  • Focus

    The video in its entirety should be in focus, as sharp focus is key. Avoid extensive and sharp movements while filming. Video movement should be smooth and transparent. Also, limit and/or avoid zooming and animations.

  • Lighting

    How the contestant is able to use and control light. Is the lighting applied in the video (manmade or natural) properly used to enhance the visuals? Is the entrant and images clearly visible, centered, in focus and without any glare? Is the video well-lit throughout filming and each shot properly exposed?

  • Performance

    The manner in which the contestant presents themselves, speaks to the camera and relays their message. The best performance is one that is the most natural, which does not look contrived, scripted or stiff. Does the speaker know what they are talking about and do you believe them?

  • Story Telling

    How the video is inspiring the viewers  to appreciate the beauty of the town/city/village. Is the story being told the right story for the given theme?

  • Others

    Does the video entry tell a full story? What is the overall impression? What is the effect? Does the video entry stand on its own, as complete and outstanding? Does it have the Wow factor?

Video Set Up

Submission

Guidelines

  1. Contestants are allowed to submit multiple entries for the Contest but only one entry will be considered for the prize in respect of the same contestants.

  2. Submit the video with a title.

  3. Language: ENGLISH or any other languages with English subtitles.

  4. Video length: 3-5 minutes

  5. Video format: MP4 with a resolution of 720p with a clear audio quality. The orientation of the video must be in Landscape.  Submitted entry must not exceed 800mb in size.

  6. The video should also to be uploaded to the contestant’s Instagram account and contestant is required to put the hashtag #himglobalfest and tag @him.globalfest

  7. The contestant’s account must be set to “Public” mode and contestants must follow our @him.globalfest Instagram profiles.

  8. The Pre-Global Fest organizers shall share your video on Facebook and IG with hashtag #himglobalfest.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Only original videos will be considered for the competition.

  2. Previously published videos are therefore excluded. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the entry.

  3. Copyright in all contributions accepted will remain with the video creators, and they are free to re-use their own video.

  4. The organizers reserve the absolute right to use names, photographs, videos and other materials obtained during the competition for publication purposes during, and/ or after the event. 

  5. Communication with contestants will be based on information stated on the website. 

  6. The organizers reserve the absolute rights to disqualify any contestant who fails to provide valid contact details. 

  7. All entries must follow the terms and conditions. 

  8. All decisions in connection with the contest shall be final, conclusive and binding. 

  9. By participating in the contest, the contestants agree not to challenge and/or object to any decisions made by organisers. No further appeal, enquiry and/or correspondence will be entertained.