Submit your video

We are inviting children and youth from all-over the world to send us their messages in a short video (no more than 2 minutes) on any topic or theme, without any restriction, that they feel is an important issue facing the world today and is greatly impacting the quality of their lives. The following helpful tips and guidelines will enable you to record and submit your video, please contact us if you need any help: admin@wasd.org.uk.

Helpful GUIDLINES

  • Your film can focus on anything relevant to you, your school, family, country, etc. such as any history, landscape, sea, agriculture, wildlife and people.
  • Make your film inspirational about something you feel passionate about and what do you want the viewers to take from the film, and how you want them to feel. It is much easier to come up with a good idea for your video if you are truly passionate about the message, and finding a solution.
  • Keep it simple!
  • Be clear and concise in your video.
  • Brainstorm, plan, draft (storyboard, script), revise, edit, and produce a final product with a start of the story, middle and end.
  • Make it real by engaging/involving people around you in the open.
  • Get your friends involved and collaborate to make an even better project.
  • If your video includes people talking, be sure they speak slowly and clearly so that viewers can understand. Make sure to enunciate your words. Have other people screen your video before you submit your entry to ensure your message can be heard and understood.
  • Be creative by using pictures, voice over, music, flip-books, etc.
  • Choose any audience for your video.
  • Establish a tone for your video. If you want to be funny, use witty, clever puns to get your point across, but do not distract viewers from your overall message. Choose appropriate language, music, colours and tone to help guide your audience into the feeling that you want to create.
  • Try to keep positive, you are presenting your views to the world and too much negativity can turn your audience off to the real message, and you want them to feel empowered.
  • Have fun! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the real issues in the minds of children and youth, and it should be a fun project for you and your friends.

Film Requirements 

  • You must agree to all the rules and conditions to enter the submission, including length, content, and copyright rules. List all of the sources you used in the end credits.
  • The films should not be longer than approximately 2 minutes. The shorter the better. Aim for 90 seconds.
  • Films can be of any genre (documentary, interviews, historical films, biographical films, silent films, etc.). Animated films are also accepted and will be considered.
  • The video must contain a reference to the website address of WASD (www.wasd.org.uk) and remember to use the title logo of WASD as the opening slate.
  • Use subtitles for your films as you prefer.
  • Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080 px.
  • Minimum resolution: 720 x 576 FHA / 1024×576 px.
  • Please save as a Full HD or H264 .mov or .mp4 file.
  • Audio 16 / 24 bit and 44.100/48kHz – depending on the codec
  • Films will normally be screened in their original English or other language/version but if not in English language, you must have subtitles in English.
  • The video content must be original without the use of any copyrighted material is NOT allowed without written permission. Violations will result in disqualification.
  • The video must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous; nor contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual; or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Inclusion of individuals identified in videos require the written consent of each person unless he/she is not identified and image was captured in a mass public setting or background. If the individual you are including in your video is under the age of 18, you must also obtain the written consent of that person’s parent or legal guardian.
  • All music used in videos must not violate any music or lyric copyrights.
  • The video must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the international videos laws or regulations.
  • Video submissions will also be governed by YouTube’s Community Guidelines which govern: sex and nudity, hate speech, shocking and disgusting material, dangerous illegal acts, children, copyright, privacy, harassment, impersonation and threats.
  • By submitting a video, you grant to the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) royalty free, irrevocable right to reproduce, publish distribute, perform, display, create derivative works of the submission, or otherwise use the work for WASD purpose, and authorize others to do so. All accepted videos, including producer names, the title of their entries, and entity names may be posted on our webpage (www.wasd.org.uk).

Submitting your video 

  • Submission is open to everyone (see guidelines), but for any group submission there must be a lead child/youth.
  • There is no deadline for submission and videos will be assessed and accepted anytime of their submission.
  • There is no submission fee for the video.
  • Videos should be submitted electronically to WASD (admin@wasd.org.uk using WeTransfer.
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