Video Competition Guidelines


Submit a video for the ESE Symposium to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and be considered for cash prizes!

Video Awards

1st place- $500
2nd place - $300
3rd place- $100
Popular Vote - $50
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be determined from a review committee’s scores based on the rubric below.
Popular vote will be determined by a live poll during screening of the top videos on October 17th.

Video Contest Guidelines

Submit a short video (3 minutes or less) regarding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at protecting our planet while reducing inequalities. Videos should focus on the implementation of a specific SDG, overall successes and challenges in achieving SDGs, and/or highlight the complex interconnectedness of the goals. There should be no more than three people per video submission.  Videos longer than 3 minutes will not be accepted.

Videos should be uploaded via Google Forms HERE, NO LATER than October 11, 2019



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SDGs in Action Film Festival


 What videos will be judged on:
  • Were the Sustainable Development Goals fully addressed? 
  • Was the problem/message clear and understandable in the video?
 Content (0-5 points)
  • Does the video adequately and clearly explain the issue?
  • Does the video provide at least one reasonable connection between goals?
  • Are the facts and information presented accurate?
Message (0-5 points)
  • Does the video present a clear message?
  • How persuasive is the message?
  • How well does the video draw in viewers and retain their attention?
Creativity (0-5 points)
  • Does the presentation of images and sound lend itself to the overall message?
  • Is the video original, and does it “think outside the box?”
Production (0-5 points)
  • Is the video of good quality, with smooth transitions and balanced sound?

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