EmpowerAndHelp Global Awareness Challenge 2020

The EmpowerAndHelp Global Awareness Challenge 2020 is open for Registration. Any student who attends Grade 6-12 within US school system is eligible to Register for the challenge. Please find further details below.

1. What are the steps to Qualify for EmpowerAndHelp Global Challenge?

  • Come up with the Global crisis you are passionate to work with.
  • Register Here to confirm your entry. (Please put NA for fields asking for allergies or learning disabilities – As we are using one form for all our registrations).
  • Your Registration confirms the acceptance of Contest Rules which are also described below.
  • Download and email us a signed release form from a parent or guardian for each student appearing in the video along with the video in a single email at empowerandhelp@gmail.com.
  • If you are participating in a group, please send your group name, group leader name and name of participants along with the video. Email should have signed release form for every student appearing in video – Please send all information in single email to avoid any confusion.

2. What are the steps to Submit your Video for Challenge?

  a.  Create a video. Currently we are only accepting videos in Language:English.

  • The video should be no longer than five (5) minutes in length .
  • Please create the video in a quiet location (without background noise, like traffic, lawnmowers, or other people.)
  • Please submit the video using standard video formats like MOV (.mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4), FLV (.flv), or WMV (.wmv) – accepted by youtube. 
  • The video must not include third-party intellectual property or copyright-protected content, like logos on shirts or branded products visible in the background. Video should have all original content.
  • Avoid sensitive topics that could be perceived as disrespectful, threatening, exclusive or offensive toward any person, group, or organization (e.g. name calling, political parties, religious themes, etc.).
  • Please get appropriate permissions and/or credit the source of any third-party content referenced during the speech.

   b. Ask yourself if your video is responding to below queries -.

  • Why did you pick this particular Global Crisis?
  • What geographical areas are impacted by the crisis? 
  • What organizations or individuals are working towards solving the crisis?
  • What resources are required to help tackle the crisis?
  • What solution you are proposing to help tackle the crisis?
  • What is your message for the community watching this video right now?

     c. Submit your video 

  • Download and email us a signed release form from a parent or guardian for each student appearing in the video along with the video in Single email at empowerandhelp@gmail.com.
  • Teachers/Parents – If you are submitting entries on behalf of your students, the entry must be in the student’s name, not yours.
  • If you are participating in a Group, please send your Group Name, Group Leader Name and Name of Participants along with the video. Email should have signed release form for every student appearing in video – Please send all information in a single email to avoid any confusion.
  • Entry indicates participants and parents or guardians agree to give EmpowerAndHelp ownership of video content.
  • Selected videos will be uploaded at empowerandhelp youtube channel

 3. What deadlines do I need to keep in mind?

  • The registration deadline for the challenge is April 30th, 2020. You can register for challenge by clicking here. (Please put NA for fields asking for allergies or learning disabilities – As we are using one form for all our registrations) .
  • Official deadline for submission of video is August 10th, 2020. 
  • Videos will be linked to EmpowerAndHelp youtube channel for you to watch, like and share starting September 14th, 2020
  • Our website, winners will be emailed on October 31st, 2020. 

  4. How are the winners selected?

  • 20 selected videos will be uploaded on our youtube channel. All contestants should be registered beforehand. Videos will be officially accepted, selected and judged only from registered contestants who have emailed the release form and completed registration process. 
  • The above 20 videos will be linked to EmpowerAndHelp youtube channel for you to watch, like and share. Students, friends, and family of contestants are encouraged to share and vote for your favorite video on social media to raise awareness of the entry. 
  • Videos will be then analyzed by a panel of judges at EmpowerAndHelp using following criteria  1) Tone 2) Message 3)Creativity 4)Quality . 
  • Final results will be published on our website.

 5.  What is the registration fees? 

There is a minimal $12.99 registration fee. You can register for the challenge by clicking here. (Please put NA for fields asking for allergies or learning disabilities – As we are using one form for all our registrations). Once you register please note that registration fees is non-refundable.

 6. EmpowerAndHelp Global Awareness Challenge 2020 Rules  –

  • Any student who attends Grade 6-12 within US school system is eligible.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to assist, but the student must do the majority of the work! You can participate individually or in a group. Every participating child will have to be individually registered. 
  • If you are participating in a group, please send your group name, group leader and name of participants. Groups are limited to maximum 5 participants.
  • Register with a valid email address. Should a winning notification be undeliverable, it will result in disqualification.
  • Judges’ decision is final.
  • All contestants should be completely registered.
  • Your registration for EmpowerAndHelp Global Awareness Challenge 2020 means you have fully read and accepted the challenge Rules.
  • Videos will be officially accepted, selected and judged only from registered contestants who have emailed the release form and completed registration process. 
  • Final results will be published on our website and also send out in an email.
  • Dates and deadlines for challenge are subject to change in case of any unseen circumstances. The changes will be reflected on our website.
  • Prize amount and number of selected videos are subject to change . The changes will be reflected on our website.

7. How can you help with Global Awareness Challenge 2020 ?