2016 Judging Criteria
All entries will first be screened to ensure they meet the entry criteria, theme, and content requirements outlined in the Entry Video Checklist and Contest Rules.
Our 3 panels panel of judges will score your video based the criteria described below — including creativity, content, fit with our theme & mission and more.
(1) First-Round judges who choose Semi-Finalists
(2) Semi-Finals Round judges who choose Finalists and recommend Special Awards Nominees
(3) Finals Round judges who choose Winners & Special Awards Winners
SEMI-FINALISTS’ JUDGING & PUBLIC VOTE CHALLENGE
All semi-finalists will be judged by our Semi-Finals Round judges. The top 3+ finalists per division will be selected based on the highest Semi-Finals Roundjudges’ scores, per the criteria below. Additional teams may be selected as “Special Award Nominees” and be asked to participate in the Awards Screening & Reception; some of their videos may be screened in whole or in part.
Another way Semi-Finalists can make it is through our ONLINE Public Vote Challenge, where all Semi-Finalists and their videos participate in, often drawing viewership around the world The public will determine the Audience’s Choice Award winner and the top vote-getter per division gets, who will receive an automatic slot into their division’s Finals.
Additionally, 3+ finalists per division will be chosen based on judges’ scores for all the Semi-Finalists; the public vote is simply one other way to get into the Finals.
The Finalists and Special Awards nominees will be participate in our Gala Awards festivites on March 19, 2016, which includes premier Sccreening & Awards at CAAMFest, followed by our Awards reception and additional awards.
Your entry will be scored according to the following criteria:
|1. Meets Contest Criteria/Theme – (20% of score)
|2. Content Quality & Youth Inspiration – (20% of score)
|3. Cultural Exchange Idea * (if an entrant in the CEI category) (20% of score)
|4. Video Quality & Production Values (20% of score)
|5. Overall Quality (20% of score)