$250 - 1st Place
$100 - 2nd Place
$50 - 3rd Place
PLUS: A FREE OYAN T-shirt to every entrant (up to the first 100 entrants). Brand new t-shirt design!
1. Contest is open to any student with a valid OYAN license.
2. Entries must be an original work of your own creation. Any music or images used may not infringe on any copyright laws. (You do have permission to use the OYAN logo or a shot of any one or more of the book covers or DVD covers if you choose to do so.)
3. Entries must be between 25 and 65 seconds long.
4. Entries must follow one (or more) of the following themes:
“What I love about OYAN.”
“What OYAN taught me.
“How OYAN changed my life.”
“How OYAN has impacted my writing.
You may apply these themes to any aspect of OYAN, including the Summer Workshop, or you may take a broader approach and address the curriculum as a whole.
NOTE: When referring to "OYAN" in your video please use the words (whether spoken or written) "The One Year Adventure Novel" at least once. Newbies won't understand the word "oyan". ;)
5. Only one entry per license number will be accepted. Households with more than one license number (i.e., those with extra workbook licenses) may enter one video for each license, provided each video has only one Primary Creator (the student who will receive credit for the entry).
6. Students may collaborate on entries, but only the Primary Creator under whose name the entry is submitted will receive credit and (potentially) a prize.
7. Entries must be submitted with the Contest Entry Form and per the submission guidelines.
8. Video entries must not be posted online prior to us posting them online. After it appears on our channel you may post it on your own channel, website, facebook, etc. Thanks!
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ••••••••••••••••
1. Save your movie to a CD-ROM or DVD in .mp4 or .mov format. The size may not be smaller than 640 x 480 pixels.
2. Print, complete and sign the entry form. If you are under 18, the form must be co-signed by a parent or guardian.
3. Mail the disc and Contest Entry Form to:
One Year Adventure Novel Video Contest
PO box 62
Olathe, KS 66051
Please make sure the disc is protected against damage in the mail.
4. Entry discs will not be returned.
“What are you looking for?”
Creativity. Sincerity. Fun. Make us feel something. Remember that even short videos work best when they create emotion. So feel free to tell a story. That time you used your OYAN textbook to stop a bullet in a bank robbery would make a great 60 second video! (But only if it really happened.) Or you can make your video more like a movie trailer. Or you can go the simple route and just look into the camera and speak from your heart.
We plan to post every entry on our Youtube channel, and possibly on FaceBook. Our goal is to give future OYANers a taste of what OYAN is. We feel the best way is to give them the broad perspective of dozens of actual students.
Sincerity can be funny or serious, fast or slow, high tech or simple. In the end we will judge each entry based on how much we like it.
“Can my video go over the time limit by a teeny little bit? Pretty please?”
Sorry, but no. We can’t accept videos that are longer or shorter than the time frame stated in the rules.
“What T-shirt is being given away?”
The prize T-shirt will be a new design by Mrs. S. and will be unveiled soon.
By entering the contest you agree to give us the right to use your video. Our intention is to post some or all of the videos on the internet (OneYearNovel.com, Vimeo, Youtube, Facebook, etc.).
You are more than welcome to post your video on your own youtube or facebook account, but we ask that you please refrain from doing so until after the contest winners have been announced. Thanks!
Here is the language from the entry form:
I the undersigned affirm that the entire content of the video I am submitting (“depiction”), including all audio and video content, is an original work of my own creation, and my sole property for which I hold the exclusive copyright. You have my permission to freely use the depiction; you may sell, display, perform, distribute, publish, republish, promote and create derivative works from the depiction. However, you are under no obligation to use it. I understand that I will not be paid, and I agree to respect the decision of the judge(s).
We reserve the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. Submission of a video is not a guarantee that it will be posted or included in the contest.
Contest Entry Form