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Video Submission Form

Competition Deadline: Monday, November 25, 2013


Working alone or with a partner, you should produce a brief original video illustrating how psychology affects your life, school, community, family, or your health. Use your ideas, technical experience and equipment to complete this video. Use the technical guidelines below to develop your video, which must be YouTube uploadable. Each video entry is judged in four areas. See the judging rubric below.

A. Participants
1. Be currently enrolled as a full time student in high school.
2. One student or team of two students may submit a video product.
F. Video upload
Upload your finished video to your personal or school YouTube account. Include a link to the video when you fill out the submission form at the CSC Psychology website.
B. Acceptable video file types
1. MP4
2. MOV (commonly from iMovie)
3. AVI (from Windows Movie Maker)
4. WMV (from Windows Live Movie Maker)
G. Copyright
The sound, pictures, text, and narrative must be totally original. You can use open educational resources as well. For more information about open educational resources, see
C. Theme
Psychology—How does it affect your life, school, community, family or health?

D. Length of video
3 to 10 minutes
H. Ethics
Professional standards for bias, truthfulness, and other ethical consideration can not be compromised. Adhere to the ethical guidelines provided by the American Psychological Associations. Review APA’s general ethical principles (
E. Video production choices
1. Submit standard definition: 720x480 (Acceptable)
2. Or high definition: 1280x720 or 1920x1080 (Preferred)
3. Record, edit and present the video in a 16:9 (widescreen) format.
I. For more information
If you have questions about this competition, please contact Dr. Bill Roweton at

Video Upload Instructions

We are using YouTube as a platform to upload and judge entries. To upload your video, you or your class will need a YouTube account.

To create a new YouTube account:

  1. Visit
  2. Click the "Sign In" link at the top right of the page
  3. Click the "Create An Account" button on the following page

To upload your video:

  1. Sign in to your YouTube account at
  2. Click the "Upload" button at the top of your profile page
  3. Follow the instructions on the pages that follow

To enter your video in the contest, you will need to provide a link to the video on YouTube. To find the link:

  1. Go to your uploaded video on YouTube
  2. Click the "Share" link below it
  3. Copy the link that appears, which should look similar to ""
  4. Paste this link into the entry form

Video Contest Submission Form

It is absolutely mandatory that all components of the video are totally original. If all components are original, check the box next to this statement. If some components are not original. do NOT check the box.

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