How it Works
Simply register online and begin planning and producing your school’s video(s).
Each video must be an original work between 1 and 2 1/2 minutes in length and can be created as either a class or team project. Each school will designate a faculty member to oversee the project. There is no limit to the number of videos a school may submit.
To support and inspire your school’s video(s), participating schools will receive a kit in the mail with information to help you develop your unique school idea and meet project requirements. The kit will also be available for free download on the Duralife® Unlocker Challenge website. Teams may begin working on videos at that time.
When each team has completed its video, upload the video file and all required release forms to the contest video submission page. Please use the release form provided. Click here to download the release form. Please refer to the Rules section on the website for additional information on release forms.
Once the video is approved, the project manager will receive a link. The team can then share the link on social media so that the general public, students, friends, family, and the school community can vote on the video. You may vote for as many videos as you like, but only once per 24 hours for each video. The 100 videos with the most votes will advance to judging. A panel of judges will then review the videos and select 3 finalists.
All prizes will be awarded to the winning schools. Each school will then determine the recipient(s) of the scholarship award. Please note that awards must be accepted within two years from the date the awards are presented.
The following questions are meant to guide students as they explore the theme of inclusivity in their video. Videos will be judged on how well each of these questions is addressed.
Video entries should be encoded in H.264/MPEG-4 at a resolution of 720p or greater. The campus name and school level (e.g., high school, middle school) should be included in the naming convention.
The following are highlights of the rules governing the competition. Click on Rules for a complete list of rules and regulations.
- The entry form must be signed by an authorized school administrator.
- Each school will designate a faculty member to oversee the project.
- Each video can be created as either a class or team project.
- Each video must be an original work between 1 and 2 1/2 minutes in length.
- Video entries must be received by April 2, 2016.*
- Each person distinctly featured in the video or involved in its production must submit a written release. If the participant is a minor, the release must be signed by a parent or guardian.
- Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted or trademarked materials.
*Deadlines may be extended by Scranton Products. Notice of any extended deadline will be published on the Unlocker Challenge website.