Applications are now open for BAYMN's Rise to the Occasion Youth Media Festival, hosted at the Kaiser Center in Oakland on October 13, 2012, 2-5pm.
Deadline for submission: September 10, 2012
For its first public festival, the Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN) is seeking youth-produced videos that tell stories or highlight issues of social change. Two issues of specific interest are:
- The 2012 Presidential Election
- The High School Dropout Crisis
Prizes will be awarded in both of these categories as well as in the general competition.
So what constitutes social change? Issues that affect people in your community, nationally and globally. Issues such as gang violence, drug abuse, bullying, college access, unemployment, affordable housing, medical care, teen pregnancy, racism, sexism, financial inequity... you get the picture. Any issue that you feel passionate about and want your voice to be heard. We want to hear it. And so do your peers.
We are now accepting submissions from youth ages 12–24 who have made video projects in school, in an after-school program, in a summer program, or independently. The video must be self-contained and able to stand alone (e.g., not a segment of a larger project). Digital media presentations that are not film or video (e.g., PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.) will not be accepted. Projects must be published on a video-hosting site such as YouTube, SchoolTube, or Vimeo. Videos may not exceed 15 minutes and must have been produced AFTER June 1, 2011.
Youth whose entries are accepted to the festival will receive iTunes gift cards. Grand prizes include Apple mobile devices.