SpringBoard Incubators Video Contest 2023


Springboard Incubators is having a video contest! Winners will be honored and celebrated for their creativity in our Video Award Ceremony which will be held on August 1, 2023.

We are honoring films, news segments, live sport productions and more. This is the place to show off your talents by highlighting and enhancing your video production skills and making connections with others.


  1. There is no entry fee.
  2. All entries must be submitted in a digital format through email.
  3. Students must currently be in grades 6 to 12.
  4. Students may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals. If submitting as a group Lead producer’s name should be given.
  5. All entries must either be submitted in English or (if in another language) include English subtitles.
  6. One video can be submitted for up to two categories.
  7. All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source. Plagiarism of any kind will result in DISQUALIFICATION. You DO NOT need to include your citations in your Submission video. IF CHOSEN AS A FINALIST, you must Email a list of your sources, properly cited.
  8. No professional assistance is allowed. Adults may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults are allowed to be actors or cameramen but not content contributors.
  9. If video has sensitive material it should be handled appropriately and include warnings at start of video along with slate.
  10. No copyrighted materials (music, images, video clips, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  11. Entries may be submitted through the website starting on June 1, 2023. The deadline for submissions is July 20, 2023 by 11:59 pm EST. Finalist will be emailed invitations July 29th. Winners will be announced on August 1, 2023 at the event.
  12. IF CHOSEN AS A FINALIST you must submit a signed/completed Parent Permission Form and a signed/completed Actor Release Form for each person appearing in your video. Forms can be found online. Email us forms before August 1st.
  13. All entries should begin with a 5 second full-screen “Slate” or title that includes the following information: (see below..)

Your Slate Must Contain The Following:

Lead Producer’s name
School nam
Title of video
Total running time (not including the 5 second title screen)

Categories and Suggestions

Award CategoriesSubmission Suggestions
Best community packageSuggestions: Non profits, Volunteer work videos, highlighting the community and related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Best Documentary Suggestions: Science Documentary, Rockumentary, Biography related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Best Sports SegmentsSuggestions: Sports highlights, Sports commentary, Anchor commentary related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Best Animation Short FilmSuggestions: 2D, 3D, Experimental  related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Best FilmSuggestions: Storytelling related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Email for submissions will be added here June 1st

Melanie Senra, TV/Film Instructor & Event Manager

[email protected]