CCSS Student Video Contest


Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to Chicot Primary Elementary School, in the Little Rock School District, winner of the Education for a New Generation: 2014 Student Video Contest. Chicot’s entry was chosen based on content, creativity, technical quality and overall presentation. Take a look and enjoy the video submissions!

Show the nation how your Arkansas school is benefiting from the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) -- and win prizes at the same time! The Arkansas Department of Education is encouraging public school students to showcase their creativity and enthusiasm for how these changes are enriching their education with a CCSS Student Video Contest.

Contest is open to submissions from April 7, 2014 through May 7, 2014

Make an original student directed and produced video, between 60 and 120 seconds in length, that shows how your school is implementing the CCSS. Suggested, but not required, themes include:
  • exceptional programs or teacher’s efforts and successes with the CCSS
  • positive changes in the culture of the school or classroom resulting from the CCSS
  • benefits of the CCSS to students in the school
  • why Arkansans should be proud to be part of the CCSS initiative

Read the contest rules – then it is time for “LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!”

Here are a few quick points of interest:
  • No entry fee
  • One entry allowed per school
  • Win prizes for you and your classroom
  • Teams are limited to a maximum size of five (5) students
  • Deadline: May 7, 2014* (Release Forms Deadline Extended - See Note Below)**
  • Winners announced: May 27, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Download and complete talent releases ( Child  |  Adult )  for every person who was involved in the production of the video and/or appeared (video or audio) in the production.
* Deadlines may be extended by the Arkansas Department of Education and notice of any extended deadline will be published on the Arkansas Department of Education website.
**The Arkansas Department of Education has fielded numerous email messages and phone calls from schools stating that they are having difficulties securing all of the required release forms; therefore, the Arkansas Department of Education is extending the postmark deadline for the submission of release forms to May 14, 2014. Note that this is only for the release forms; the initial submission including video file, contest entry form, and all copyright declarations must still be postmarked by May 7, 2014. Be aware that the school is responsible for ensuring that a written release is submitted for every person who was involved in the production of the video and/or appeared (video or audio) in the production, including extras or students in the background of the video. The Arkansas Department of Education prefers that schools use the provided release forms; however, if the school drafts its own release form, the form must clearly indicate that those involved understand that all video submissions become property of the Arkansas Department of Education, and that they grant the Arkansas Department of Education unrestricted permission for distribution, modification, and use of the video. All participants must sign a release, and if the participant/student is a minor, the release must also be signed by the student’s legal parent/guardian.

For more information, please contact:

Stacy Smith, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-7442

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