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High School Festival: Video

The world is full of stories—stories that must be shared. If you’re passionate about exploring the language of film and telling stories through video, this competition is for you. Choose to shoot a documentary or narrative, or create an animated world all your own.





Guidelines for all categories

The project must have a running time of 3 to 7 minutes.

It must be submitted in either .mov or .mp4 formats on a DVD or thumb drive. (Media will not be returned.) If you submit your video in a DVD format, please check your DVD on several different DVD players. Sometimes a DVD burned on an individual computer will not play on any other device. A DVD that will not play on our equipment will not be eligible for the competition.

All elements contained in the video must be free of copyright issues including but not limited to music, photographs and ideas. The credits must include the following: name of the student/director and school, a list of crew members and their positions, a list of the equipment that was used (cameras, editing software and any other software used in production), and the source for the copyright free music.

The film may focus on any subject as long as content is suitable for a Christian venue. Music in the style of pop, rock, jazz or country-western music will not be permitted. Final decisions about content will be made by the judges.


  • Students may win first place more than once in successive years with different pieces.
  • Any student who does not fulfill all of the contest requirements will forfeit their right to win but will receive judges’ written critiques.


1st Place Solo Winners

  • Paid program fee for the 1st semester of freshman year at BJU
  • Full scholarship to attend a BJU EDUcamp

2nd Place Solo Winners

3rd Place Solo Winners