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NSHSS Video Competition 2019
Close Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Award: 1st prize: USD $1,000; 2nd prize: USD $500; 3rd prize: USD $250

Express Yourself!

Eligibility Requirements: High school students

Scholarship Award:

  • 1st prize: USD $1,000
  • 2nd prize: USD $500
  • 3rd prize: USD $250

Application Requirements:

  • Title and description of your submission
  • Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
  • Principal and counselor's name and email address
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting

Video Prompt: Express yourself by providing an artistic representation of yourself or your worldview through film.

Films should be no more than 5 minutes long, and submissions can be made in the following categories:scripted film narrative, animation, documentary, or music video/musical/dance performance.

***Previously created music may be used if the song’s original artist and composer are credited.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Expression of a clear theme;
  • Quality of the storyline and script (if applicable);
  • Creativity and/or content originality;
  • Production quality; and
  • Editing.

*To enter, upload your video to YouTube and provide the link in your application.

By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so.

Plagiarism: NSHSS has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. Any applicant whose winning work is determined to be plagiarized in whole or in part will forfeit any awards.

Applicants must also provide a brief statement describing the work submitted – what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent.

Entries also require an educator recommendation.

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Open Date: March 15, 2019 

Close Date: May 15, 2019

Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their scholarship funding. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement. The W-9 form can be accessed using the following link:

To view previous NSHSS Video Competition Winners, visit: