The Together Movement

Student Video Contest & Grant Opportunity

Day in and day out, we hear too many times about incidents of bullying, intolerance and disrespect. The Meemic Foundation is driven to bring awareness to these life-defining issues in order to effect change to help our students, schools and communities embrace our differences.
 

Public Voting is Now Open - Vote Now!


Our Student Video Contest & Grant Opportunity provides a platform for students to artistically express a message that supports or demonstrates how we can be better TOGETHER. Up to 60 winning videos will be selected. Each winning club member’s school will receive a $300 grant that can be used at Office Depot®, Inc.  Plus, each winning student (the Executive Producer of the video) will receive an Amazon Fire® HD tablet.  All student entries will receive a certificate of appreciation.
 

Any Meemic Foundation Club member can sponsor a student to submit an original video reflecting an inspiring message in one of the following themes:
 
  Bully Prevention
  Be Kind
  Embrace Differences
 

Important Dates:

  Online application and video entry submission deadline: March 15, 2017
  Online public voting dates: March 20 to
March 31, 2017
  Date the winning videos will be announced: May 5, 2017
 

Eligible Grade Categories:

  Grades K-5
  Grades 6-8
  Grades 9-12
  Post Secondary
 

How This Works:

  1. Foundation Club Member completes the initial application with the student’s name
   and school information.
  2. Upon submission of the application, the club member will receive an email that
    contains the instructions on how to upload the video, and the unique ID number.
  3. Once the video is uploaded with the required information, the club member will
    receive a confirmation email that the video was successfully received.
  4. Prior to the public voting, which begins on March 20, 2017, clubmembers will receive
    another email with information on how to promote their video for votes.
  5. An email notification will be sent to all applicants on May 5, 2017 to announce
    the grant recipients.
 

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Only one video submission per student.
  • Only one student will be recognized/awarded per video entry, regardless of the
   number of students featured in the video.
  • Foundation Club members can sponsor multiple students.
  • Only Foundation Club members can sponsor a student’s entry.
  • Video must contain original material and must reflect one or more of the listed themes
  for this contest.
  • Videos cannot be longer than 30 seconds.
  • Signed Authorization and Liability Release form is required for each video entry
  (signed by parent or legal guardian if student is under 18 years old).
  • Signed Authorization and Liability Release form is required for every person
  appearing in or heard in the video (signed by parent or legal guardian
  if person is under 18 years old).
  • Entries are considered incomplete and invalid and will not be considered for this
  contest if we do not receive sponsoring club member application and/or
  signed Authorization and Liability Release form(s) by March 15, 2017.
  • Videos will be initially reviewed to ensure the entry is in compliance with these
  rules and guidelines. Videos that are not in compliance will be
  disqualified from the contest.
  • Acceptable file extensions for your video – AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV,
  3GP and 3G2.
  • Entries become the property of Meemic and will not be returned.
  • Student must be a resident of and currently attending an elementary, secondary
  or post-secondary school in Michigan, Illinois or Wisconsin.

Want to do more to stand together to end bullying? Join Defeat the Label and The Meemic Foundation on Friday, May 5, 2017, on Stand4Change Day, when students and teachers across the globe will stand together to demonstrate their commitment to end bullying. Visit www.Stand4Change.org to learn more and to register your school to be a participant in this day. Over 5.4 million students participated in 2016 … let’s stand together to make a difference.

Grants can only be provided to educational nonprofit organizations certified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Educational institutions meeting these requirements are eligible to apply. Nominated educational institutions must have a physical presence and operate within the states of Illinois, Michigan or Wisconsin.