CID Video Competition – FAQ

CID Video CompetitionAs people are learning of the CID Video Competition, they have been asking questions. In hopes this will help others, the questions will be posted, along with answers. As further questions are asked, they will be answered here.

WARNING: Please read the entry rules carefully! Several submissions have not met the requirements, and cannot be considered for a prize until they are revised. Make sure you submit a video file (not audio), that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes (not 30 minutes!), with the last line “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” and upload it to the server provided (not to YouTube directly). 

NEW Clarification: When someone asks “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” in English, the “…” (read out loud as dot-dot-dot) means your job is to complete the sentence and include your answer as the last shot in the video. (So, “intercultural dialogue looks like a tiger, an ice cream cone, a braid, etc.” – choose whatever image makes sense given your video.) Please do NOT include the literal phrase “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” as the last shot in your video!


Question: Where do I submit an entry?

Answer: To submit an entry, click here.


Question: Can high school students submit videos to the competition?

Answer: Unfortunately, this year the competition was not set up to permit high school students to participate; the documentation says “open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.” Now that the question has been asked, we’ll consider changing that in future years.


Question: Does it matter how many people are in the video? Our idea is to film the entire class in action!

Answer: No limit to how many people are included. Do whatever works for you.


Question: How do students submit their videos? I couldn’t find a URL in the description of the competition.

Answer: The URL will be posted on April 15, 2018, the first day submissions will be accepted.


Question: Is this an international competition?

Answer: Most definitely! Students from every country are encouraged to participate. We hope for good international coverage.


Question: Is the video competition open to graduate students?

Answer: Absolutely! Students at any level of higher education, from community or technical college to undergraduates, masters or doctoral studies, are all eligible.


Question: Is the video competition open to faculty working jointly with their students?

Answer: While faculty may advise students, they may not be co-creators. The intent is to encourage students to create the videos.


Question: Is there a language requirement for the videos?

Answer: The videos will have to be in English. Permitting any other language would imply having judges who know all the several dozen languages currently represented on the site, which would be impossible. However, creating a video in another language with English subtitles should be fine. Choosing to have most of the video acted out, with minimal linguistic elements, should work as well.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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