Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Data Center Video Contest BA Snyder
Video Contest for NAHJ Students – $1,000 Prize!
Applications are now being accepted for the Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Data Center Video Contest for NAHJ students.
To enter, NAHJ student members should create a short video on the topic described below and submit it by 5 pm EST, July 6, 2018.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. Their work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed.
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Research has shown that being appropriately proficient in reading by the 4th grade and in math by the 8th grade are two key milestones in determining a child’s healthy development toward a productive adulthood. The Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Center contains a wealth of information related to child and family well being. The center provides data on reading and math proficiency for each racial demographic for every state and territory in the United States.
Using the KIDS COUNT Data Center as a primary resource, students are asked to create a video that includes the following:
Identify grade-level reading and math proficiency for your state (birth state or current state of residence).
What does the data indicate for Latino children in your state? Are there disparities or success stores in Latino communities?
The contest winner will receive the $1,000 prize from the Foundation following the conference.
The winner will be notified prior to the NAHJ International Training Conference & Career Fair in Miami. The winning video will be displayed during the conference, posted on the Casey Foundation’s online platforms and promoted via social media. Attendance at the conference is not required in order to win. Travel to the conference will not be covered.
For more information on the contest guidelines, see below.
Submissions will be accepted in English and Spanish.
Data gathered from the KIDS COUNT Data Center must be included in the video.
The total length for the video cannot be longer than two minutes.
The video can be animated, a news package, or another creative format.
Videos should relate the data to the Latino community.
The work must be submitted as a link to a live, public site. Entrants are encouraged to upload their media via YouTube or Vimeo and provide the necessary link in the online application. Finalists will be notified and asked to submit their final video in a MP4 file.
Recent graduates (May 2018) may apply.
The Foundation reserves the right to use the finalists’ videos in a promotional video.
The winner will be notified prior to the NAHJ International Training Conference & Career Fair.
Entries are judged based on the quality and creativity of the work submitted.
Entries must use the data from the KIDS COUNT Data Center.
Entrants must be a student member of NAHJ.
The video should use the data in relation to the Latino community.
Entries that are longer than 2 minutes will not be considered.
For other questions, email NAHJ Director of Next. Gen. Initiatives, Leslie-Anne Frank, email@example.com.