Illinois Fix the Formula Video Contest

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Illinois’ state funding of schools leaves too many students behind, particularly those in the school districts that need the most resources. But Illinois students also have the power to make a difference. Funding Illinois’ Future believes that students know better than anyone what it would mean to have the resources to succeed – whether that means better technology, up-to-date textbooks, before and after-school options, and more special classes like art and music. That’s why we’re inviting middle and high school students to create a 30 second video telling us how fair school funding would help you succeed in going on to college or a great career.

Two videos with the best content and most engagement (likes, shares, retweets) will win a free iPad!

Second, third, and fourth place prizes include a Target or Amazon gift card for $250!

 


 

RULES FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

* You must be a student in an Illinois state public middle or high school (grades 6-12).

* Videos can be submitted in English or Spanish.

* Must use the hashtag #FixTheFormula in their post and tag our pages on Twitter (@FundILFuture) or Facebook  (@FundingILFuture).

* Each participant or group may submit one video per entry. All submissions must be received by March 13, 2017. Late entries will not be accepted.

 

VIDEO CRITERIA FOR ENTRY

All videos must:

* Be 30 seconds or less.

* Promote the idea of a fair funding system and how you would benefit from it.

* Each video submission must include the phrase, “Fair school funding will…”.

* Be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

 

FOR EDUCATORS

* Sample contest email

* Sample lesson plan and background information

* Flyers: Letter SizeTabloid

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Jose Resendiz at jresendiz@advanceillinois.org for more information.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

All audio and artwork must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form. If selected, Funding Illinois Future (and all FIF member affiliates) have permission to use the “Illinois Fix the Formula Video Contest” submissions, including all work created and all intellectual property embodied therein, as per the Contest Release form that will be required after entry. By submitting your video and typing your name in the signature box below, you agree to the rules above and agree to allow your video to be used on our website (www.fundingilfuture.org), digital media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and presentations. If selected, Funding Illinois Future (and all FIF member affiliates) have permission to use the “Illinois Fix the Formula Video Contest” submissions, including all work created and all intellectual property embodied therein, as per the Contest Release form that will be required after entry. Those under 18 must have their parents type in their signature and contact information.

 

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