Video Entry Guidelines

Circle PhotoBLUElogoReel Voices Categories:

(Updated 3/8/2017)

Accepted for 2016-2017 School Year

  • Public Service Announcement (suggested time 30 sec to 3 minutes)
  • Story (suggested time 1 minute to 10 minutes)
  • Instructional (suggested time 1 minute to 8 minutes)
  • Documentary (suggested time 1 minute to 10 minutes)

Accepted for 2017-2018 School Year and Beyond

  • Public Service Announcement: (30 sec – 2 mins) Any message that is of interest to a specific audience with the purpose of raising awareness or changing attitudes and behavior towards a social issue.
  • Story:  (1 min – 10 min) Any film that tells a fictional story with the purpose of entertaining viewers. Story category films could include film types such as drama, action, science fiction, mystery, or adventure.
  • Instructional: (1 min – 5 mins) An educational or “how-to” film intended to inform or teach the viewer about a specific topic. This could be in the form of a commercial, demonstration, a technical support video, etc.
  • Documentary: (1 min – 10 mins) A nonfictional film intended to document some aspect of reality for the purpose of maintaining a historical record.  Documentary films focus on real life and often include footage of events as they happened and interviews.  Documentary films could feature a real-life person, event, your community or culture, even yourself.
  • Any film exceeding the time limit will be disqualified.


Grade Level Divisions:

  • PreK- 2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • Career Centers