Media Specifications and Video Contest Rules
To submit a video for judging please follow these specifications on length, format, sound levels, and frame rate so that it can be used on TV.
- THEME: Video entries should be about this year’s theme, Water Wise Gardening. Successful videos will be educational, action-oriented, and in the style of a Public Service Announcement.
- LENGTH: Video content must be no longer than 26 seconds, plus 4 seconds of credits at the end. Use an end slate to give credit to your production crew, school, actors and any music that you used.
- FORMAT: Video should be filmed in HD 1080 at 1920 x 1080 (square pixels) resolution.
- SOUND: between -12db and -6dbs
- FRAME RATE: The preferred frame rate is 24 frames per second -30 fps
- ROYALTY FREE: Remember to use royalty free music or get written permission for music!
- UPLOAD: Upload your video to YouTube. You will need your video’s YouTube url for your entry form.
- COMPLETE ENTRY FORM: Copy and paste your video’s YouTube url into the online entry form. Only one student per group needs to do this.
- WINNING VIDEOS: If you are a winner, you will have to modify your end slate and add 5 seconds of black in the beginning and end of the video to make it TV ready. This allows KION channel to fit your video into the TV schedule appropriately. To be TV ready, provide a HIGH DEFINITION .mov file. Your video should be in HD 1080p at 1920×1080 (square pixels) resolution and needs to be rendered out at that resolution.
- If you have made a movie in Spanish, it may qualify to run on Spanish TV channels.
- Rights are reserved by the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County and the Monterey County Water Awareness Committee to disqualify an entry that is deemed to be offensive, libelous, slanderous, violent, inflammatory or otherwise inappropriate in any way for this film contest.
- Copyright laws must be followed. You must get written permission to use copyrighted imagery or music if you want your video to be shown on TV. Commercial products must be blurred out (for example water bottle labels).
- The Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County and the Monterey County Water Awareness Committee is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete or in violation of copyright laws. Video entries will remain the property of The Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County and the Monterey County Water Awareness Committee to educate the community about saving water.