CID VIdeo Competition FAQ 2019

Job adsAs 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.

Please read the entry rules carefully! If submissions do not meet the requirements, they cannot be considered for a prize until and unless they are revised. 

Can a group of students submit a video instead of one person?
Yes, absolutely. In fact, that is encouraged, as a way to ensure different points of view.

Can faculty members participate?
No, this is a competition for students only. Faculty members can serve as informal advisers or critics, and are certainly able to encourage participation, or even require participation as a course requirement. But faculty members should NOT be part of the group that actually works on the video, and should NOT be the one submitting a video.

Can audiotapes be submitted in lieu of videotapes?
No, sorry, audiotapes are NOT videotapes.

Where should videos be uploaded?
A URL will be provided on the CID website on or before May 1, the first day videos will be accepted. Videos should NOT be uploaded directly to YouTube or any other server.

Can 30-minute videos be considered?
What part of “no less than 30 seconds, no more than 2 minutes long” is unclear?

Is there a language requirement for the videos?
YES, the videos must be in English or subtitled in English. Permitting other languages would imply having judges who know all the several dozen languages currently represented on the site, which would be impossible. However, choosing to have most of the video silent, with minimal talking, or using subtitles, are appropriate ways to finesse the language requirement for those who primarily use other languages.

Do the videos have to be live action?
NO, animation was successfully incorporated in several of last year’s submissions. However, a PowerPoint is unlikely to result in an award.

Do all forms of social media have to be addressed?
NO, at least one, but as many as you like.

What exactly is intercultural dialogue, anyway?
Here’s the short answer: Intercultural Dialogue. For a longer answer, a list of additional resources will be posted shortly to this site.

What about intergenerational dialogue, is that intercultural as well?
NO, intergenerational dialogue is not usually considered a form of intercultural dialogue. An argument could presumably be made, but that may be difficult given the short time limit for the video.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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

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