You may enter Video projects in the following Categories:
Time: Max 3 minutes
Tell the story through news or feature that explains the who, what, when, where and why in a captivating story.
- Feature Story: (5 minutes or below)
A feature story is a factual story that is not hard news but is instead a more personal report about a person, event, or aspect of a major event. One example of a feature story is human interest. Human interest stories appeal to emotion. They aim to evoke responses such as amusement or sadness. Television news programs often place a humorous or quirky story at the end of the show to finish on a feel-good note.
- News Package:
News packaging or a news story describes a news report for television that includes a narrative with video, occasionally, the reporter on camera (standup), and other people involved on camera (e.g., witnesses, experts, victims). News packaging includes a number of perspectives and people.
- Live Sports Broadcast:
The broadcasting of sports events (also known as a sportscast) is the live coverage of sports as a television program, on radio, and other broadcasting media. It usually involves one or more sports commentators describing events as they happen.
- Promotional Video:
A promotional video or promo video is a video used for the express purpose of promoting a specific marketing initiative, sale, or event. Promos are often similar in style and tone to a teaser video, where you grab your audience’s attention and draw them in to learn more.
Time: 1 minute spot
A commercial conveys a message promoting, and aiming to market, a product, service or idea. Create a commercial that is appealing and conveys a message that will market a product or a service.
Time: Max 10 Minutes
A documentary is a non-fictional video intended to document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education or maintaining a historical record. Capture the true moments of life and create a documentary that touches the audience through life stories.
Adventure travel is a type of video that captures the exploration of travel.
A video blog. Think of it as your own little TV show or channel, only it’s on the web, produced by you, and presumably starring you.
Tutorial videos are the go-to instructional method for teaching a process or giving step-by-step instructions and are sometimes referred to as “how-to” videos.
- Live Stream:
Live streaming is when the streamed video is sent over the Internet in real time, without first being recorded and stored.
A podcast is a program series that usually features one or more recurring hosts engaged in a discussion about a particular topic or current event.
Time: 5 Minutes Max
A music video is a video of variable duration, that integrates a song or an album with imagery that is produced for promotional or musical artistic purposes. All videos must cite the music used for copyright.
Time: 5 Minutes Max
A public service announcement, or PSA, is a message that raises awareness and promotes programs, activities, or services that serve community interests. Create a Public Service Announcement that reaches a specific group with a message that will change the group’s behavior.
Time: Max 15 Minutes
Comedies are films that are designed to elicit laughter from the audience. Comedies are light-hearted dramas, crafted to amuse, entertain, and provoke enjoyment. The comedy genre humorously exaggerates the situation, the language, action, and characters.
Drama is a genre that relies on the emotional and relational development of realistic characters. Dramatic themes play a large role in the plot as well. Often, these dramatic themes are taken from intense, real life issues
Horror films cause intense repugnance, fear, or dread. Horror films may incorporate incidents of physical violence and psychological terror.
Sci-Fi is fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, but can span all Genres of film.
Fantasy films are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually magic, supernatural events, mythology, folklore, or exotic fantasy worlds.
Entries will be judged based on the following key elements of video:
Writing: The story. Does the story contain a beginning, middle, & end?
Audio: Sound Effects, Overall Sound Quality, Music (cited copyright or royalty-free), general audio editing
Lighting: Color, Exposure, Balance, Intent
Cinematography: Camera Work, Focus, Composition, Various use of shots, and the Overall “Look” of the video.
Editing: Pacing and transitions.
Any entry exceeding the time limit is subject to a penalty per the judges discretion.
***Categories may be deleted or combined with other categories, dependent on the number of entries. Sponsors will be contacted in such situations***
Entry Deadline is
2019 Video Pixel Winners
April 15th, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Olathe Northwest High School
21300 College Blvd, Olathe, KS 66061
March 5, 2023