May 29, 2023

HSLDA Video Contest Helps Special Needs Children

Video Contest Helps Special Needs Children

HSLDA launched a new video contest this year to help raise revenue for the Foundation’s Special Needs Children Fund.

Students must team up to produce a short video demonstrating generosity or sacrifice.

HSLDA Video Contest

2010 Guidelines

Submission Dates: June 1, 2010 to July 1, 2010

Entries received before June 1 or postmarked after July 1 will be returned or discarded.

Each student must submit a video that illustrates the theme for their category (see theme and age groups below). Videos must be a minimum of 90 seconds, and may not exceed 5 minutes.

Category 1: Generosity is…

Category 2: Sacrific


Category 1: Homeschoolers* ages 10 to 14 as of January 1, 2010.
Category 2: Homeschoolers* ages 15 to 19 as of January 1, 2010.

* For the purposes of this contest an eligible student must have been home educated in the past year and received a majority of his or her education in the past year through home education.

Crew Guidelines

  1. Your project can be completed by a team which can include, but is not limited to, a director, a producer, one or more writers, camera crew, actors, technical crew, (lighting, etc.), and post-production, (editing). While there can be more than one person involved in the project, we ask that the student taking the role of director fit into the age specifications above. This person will send us the finished product, will take responsibility for the project, and will be the individual awarded at the end of the contest. A single cash prize (see prizes below) will be awarded to each winning entry regardless of the number of individuals who participated in the entry/project. We will not offer cash prizes for every individual involved in the winning projects.
  2. Up to two entries per person or team will be allowed.

Submission Format

  1. You need to submit your video as both a YouTube clip and on a DVD in QuickTime format. Email the YouTube link, with your name and address, to Then also write the link on the Video Contest Entry Form and mail the completed form along with a signed release form, your DVD, and the entry fee to the address listed below.
  2. Your work needs to be completely original.

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