Please read and carefully understand the following details and guidelines for the Youth Video Awards 2016 (the “Competition”) before participating. All those submitting entries will be known as “Entrants”.
ALL ENTRANTS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:
Each video submission must be linked to this year’s theme: You Only Live Once (#YOLO)
Any video submission which bears no relevance to the theme may be disqualified.
Your video must be related to “how or why life matters” and include a story or moral reference to how Malaysians can appreciate and value life.
You are encouraged to be creative with the #YOLO theme, you can include it in your video as a spoken line, narration in the background, as a caption or in some other way.
Entry is free, and is open to all students in Malaysia subject to the following :
Every entrant must hold a valid Malaysia Identification Card (NRIC) and must be a citizen of Malaysia who is residing in Malaysia throughout the Competition period.
Each team must consists of a minimum of (2) but not more than (10) members.
All videos must be made specifically for the Competition.
Each video must be no shorter than (2) minutes and no longer than (5) minutes.
Opening and/or closing credits are required, you are provided up to an additional (20) seconds beyond the maximum (5) minutes to include this.
Videos may be only in English or National Malay language; or have no dialogue at all.
Any other language must only be in the context of supporting the main story and must have clear translation caption. Other than English or Malay as either choice main language; any other support language, in supporting role; cannot be the only main language throughout the video.
While not mandatory, bonus points will be given for subtitles either Malay, English.
Ensure that all content in your video (including footage, music, images, props, etc.) is sourced with respect to the intellectual rights owner. If you include any copyrighted content, you must be able to provide written permission for its use and or bear full responsibility.
Entries containing any unauthorised content may be disqualified upon receipt of complaint by the contest organizers.
All entries must be submitted online (including uploading proposal for the short video and final draft video for selected teams only) by close of respective entries date submission.
To Enter & Contest Phases
Register an account with www.youthvideoawards.com (the “Website”) and then log in to fill in all the personal details of all individuals in the group and download the Proposal template.
Brainstorm with your teammates on the video title (Tajuk), synopsis (Ringkasan) and storyboard (Papan Cerita) upload the idea to the Website by the business day close of 5:00PM, Thursday, 5th May 2016.
The selected teams with the best titles and ideas synopsis from Phase 1, will be informed to complete a proper storyboard and a script for Phase 2 based on your title and synopsis.
The video storyboard can be of any genre.
i.e. you can submit a work that features elements of documentary, drama, horror, musical, sci-fi etc.
For Phase 3, the selected entrant groups with the best storyboard & script will be called in
for an interview. Selected groups from the interview will be invited for a video shoot
Boot Camp and provided a limited cash grant to start the video production shooting.
This cash grant will be subjected to terms & conditions and will be specified in detail
during the video shoot Boot Camp.
Each video may only be submitted once. Entrants may submit multiple entries, as long as
each entry differs significantly in plot and flow from any others videos submitted by
that entrant group.
Online Entry System
In order for your entry to be valid, you must submit it using the online entry system on the Website, including:
Complete all compulsory fields on each step of the entry form.
Uploading your completed proposal which is provided
If you have any questions, or are having trouble submitting your entry online, please email
– we are here to help.
This year’s judges will be announced soon.
The judges may disqualify a video if they have reason to believe that it does not comply with the entry Terms and Conditions,
so make sure you have read them thoroughly!
Main Theme Message (You Only Live Once)
Storyboard, Content (Script) & Smart Plot
Script / Storyboard
Smooth Flow of the Story
Surprise Plot Twist?
Sound Track & Adaptation
Effective use of Special Effects
Post Production Effects
Bonus for Smart usage of Subtitles
Finalists & Winners
Finalists will be contacted via email and mobile phone and announced on the Website.
Please ensure you submit a valid email address and valid mobile number with your entry.
The entrants whose submissions best capture the theme of this year’s contest ‘You Only Live Once’, and are considered the most engaging, imaginative and innovative in content and delivery, will be deemed the winners.
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The winners will be announced at the Youth Videos Award’s 2016 Finale, to be held in Klang Valley this coming July 2016.