1. There is a limit of 3 entries per category per school and are submitted by the teacher. (If teachers have students, independent from TV programs, wanting to submit, please contact Jason Sill at JasonSSi@leeschools.net or Emily Emrick at EmilyFD@leeschools.net for approval.)
  2. Exception: only 1 entry per school for the category News Show.
  3. All entries must have a clear purpose. Scripts and/or storyboards must be approved by the teacher BEFORE an entry can be submitted.
  4. Copyright permission must be credited in writing for use of clip art, non original music and authoring programs. Copyrighted materials must also be credited at the end of each video.
    (See below for important Copyright Information)
  5. Video entry length must not exceed 5 minutes. Running time shall be interpreted as the duration of the video file when played, which will include any provided pad.
  6. All 6th -12th grade entries must be entirely student-produced, with the approval of their teacher. To maintain the integrity of the competition,  teachers cannot assist students in the creation of an entry in any way, other than by uploading the finished, student-produced video to us, which they are required to do.
  7. Kindergarten - 5th grade level participants can have some technical assistance, but students should storyboard and direct on their own. Teachers and parents, we ask that you encourage your student(s) and monitor their progress along the way. Guide your student(s) whenever and wherever you can, but let the final video reflect your student(s) individual efforts and design. Judges have the right to disqualify entries at their discretion.
  8. Sponsoring teachers must complete the Online Entry Form and must include the sponsor’s email address.
  9. No entry may be submitted in multiple categories.
  10. Only material produced during the current school year may be submitted.
  11. Any video content deemed inappropriate may be disqualified at the discretion of the Lee County Student Film & Television Awards committee, comprised of members of the Communications and Production Department of the School District of Lee County.
  12. The Lee County Student Film & Television Awards is open at no cost to all Lee County Public Schools and Charters sponsored by the Lee County School Board.
  13. Please make certain you scroll down to submit in the correct age group and category. 

     14. In regards to the Norm Project PSA category:

 The Norm Project is a School District of Lee County Preventative Services initiative that seeks to correct misperceptions about teen alcohol, tobacco and other drug uses. The category's objective is for students to develop Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that send the message that they are in the majority when they choose not to drink, use tobacco or other drugs.

Examples of the Norm Project messages are:

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use alcohol.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to vape.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use marijuana.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use drugs.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use tobacco.

If the submission does not meet the criteria of this category, the submission will be moved to the general PSA category.

IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION INCLUDING COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

  1. By submitting entries to this competition you confirm that each work submitted is the original work of the student and/or have permission from the owners of any copyrighted material used. It is the responsibility of each submitting school to provide proper permission documentation, if copyright is in question.
  2. By submitting entries to this competition you grant the usage rights required by The School District of Lee County for marketing and promotional purposes for this contest and future contests or any other use the District deems appropriate.
  3. By submitting entries to this competition you have consent from the parent/guardian to grant the usage rights required by The School District of Lee County Public Schools necessary to display and use personally identifiable information including but not limited to name, grade, school, & teacher's name but generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy, for judging, displaying, & promoting of this contest and future contests or any other use the District deems appropriate.
  4. The School District of Lee County Public Schools reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry, for any reason, without notice.
 Characters created on film, video, or computer. Includes 2D and 3D animation using clay, objects or models.
A video that provides a view of real events and people. Documentaries should be fact-based and provide an unbiased record of actual events, places or people.
A video that uses any form of instruction or teaching in order for the viewer to learn a new skill or craft. This can be done as a step-by-step system or some other creative way. The purpose of the video must clearly be to instruct the viewer to learn a new thing, not to sway the viewers opinion on a subject and not to simply inform.
A video set to original or non-original music. Remember, a good music video tells a story. Please see the bottom of the rules section for the policy on copyright.
An original news show that is broadcast at school by a team of people or news crew. This may include green-screen or live sets. If your news show exceeds 5 minutes in length, cut from the beginning or end of the show to fit the required time. Do not cut from the middle.

A video marketing a particular product, service, team, event etc… The purpose of promo videos are to provide the most information in the shortest amount of time, and to maintain the viewer's interest. They are designed to stir excitement and enthusiasm. The film can be styled as an informercial, movie trailer, hype video etc. 

A video exactly 30, 45 or 60 seconds in length with the clear goal of swaying the viewer’s opinion on a certain topic. PSAs should have a clear “call-to-action.”  Some topics popular to our school district include: Census 2020, Change for Change half cent tax initiative, Bus Stop Safety, etc. 

Tells a complete short story in a creative way using emotion and feeling as the primary delivery tool with dramatic, humorous or colorful elements.
 Characters created on film, video, or computer. Includes 2D and 3D animation using clay, objects or models.
Tells a story using humor as the primary theme or delivery method. Should incorporate comedic elements such as misunderstandings, sight gags or satire.
A video that provides a view of real events and people. Documentaries should be fact-based and provide an unbiased record of actual events, places or people.
A video that uses any form of instruction or teaching in order for the viewer to learn a new skill or craft. This can be done as a step-by-step system or some other creative way. The purpose of the video must clearly be to instruct the viewer to learn a new thing, not to sway the viewers opinion on a subject and not to simply inform.
A video set to original or non-original music. Remember, a good music video tells a story. Please see the bottom of the rules section for the policy on copyright.
Any original news story produced by a single individual reporting on a single story, though a reporter with a videographer is acceptable. A package consists of interviews and a voice over with B-roll, and may include a stand-up from the reporter.
An original news show that is broadcast at school by a team of people or news crew. This may include green-screen or live sets. If your news show exceeds 5 minutes in length, cut from the beginning or end of the show to fit the required time. Do not cut from the middle.

A video exactly 30, 45 or 60 seconds in length with the clear goal of swaying the viewer’s opinion on a certain topic. PSAs should have a clear “call-to-action.”  Some topics popular to our school district include: Census 2020, Change for Change half cent tax initiative, Bus Stop Safety, etc. 

A video marketing a particular product, service, team, event etc… The purpose of promo videos are to provide the most information in the shortest amount of time, and to maintain the viewer's interest. They are designed to stir excitement and enthusiasm. The film can be styled as an informercial, movie trailer, hype video etc.  

The Norm Project is a Lee County School District prevention initiative that seeks to correct misperceptions about teen alcohol, tobacco and other drug uses. The category's objective is for students to develop Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that send the message that they are in the majority when they choose not to drink, use tobacco or other drugs.

Examples of the Norm Project messages are:

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use alcohol.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to vape.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use marijuana.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use drugs.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use tobacco.

Tells a complete short story in a creative way using emotion and feeling as the primary delivery tool with dramatic, humorous or colorful elements.
 Characters created on film, video, or computer. Includes 2D and 3D animation using clay, objects or models.
Tells a story using humor as the primary theme or delivery method. Should incorporate comedic elements such as misunderstandings, sight gags or satire.
A video that provides a view of real events and people. Documentaries should be fact-based and provide an unbiased record of actual events, places or people.
A video that uses any form of instruction or teaching in order for the viewer to learn a new skill or craft. This can be done as a step-by-step system or some other creative way. The purpose of the video must clearly be to instruct the viewer to learn a new thing, not to sway the viewers opinion on a subject and not to simply inform.
A video set to original or non-original music. Remember, a good music video tells a story. Please see the bottom of the rules section for the policy on copyright.
Any original news story produced by a single individual reporting on a single story, though a reporter with a videographer is acceptable. A package consists of interviews and a voice over with B-roll, and may include a stand-up from the reporter.

A film poster is a poster used to promote and advertise a film. The text on film posters usually contains the film title in large lettering and often the names of the main actors. It may also include a tagline, the name of the director, names of characters, the release date, etc. 

We ask that you create a digital design used to promote one of your school’s film submissions. 

Not a graphic artist? Find a friend or peer to team up with your crew to design a movie poster about your film. The top movie posters will be displayed in the lobby on Awards Night and voted on by those in attendance.


12"x18", 16"x24" or 24"x36" dimensions

Please submit your file in CMYK color for print

We recommend PDF, TIFF or a high-res JPEG image for submissions

An original news show that is broadcast at school by a team of people or news crew. This may include green-screen or live sets. If your news show exceeds 5 minutes in length, cut from the beginning or end of the show to fit the required time. Do not cut from the middle.

A video exactly 30, 45 or 60 seconds in length with the clear goal of swaying the viewer’s opinion on a certain topic. PSAs should have a clear “call-to-action.”  Some topics popular to our school district include: Census 2020, Change for Change half cent tax initiative, Bus Stop Safety, etc. 

A video marketing a particular product, service, team, event etc… The purpose of promo videos are to provide the most information in the shortest amount of time, and to maintain the viewer's interest. They are designed to stir excitement and enthusiasm. The film can be styled as an informercial, movie trailer, hype video etc.  

 The Norm Project is a Lee County School District prevention initiative that seeks to correct misperceptions about teen alcohol, tobacco and other drug uses. The category's objective is for students to develop Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that send the message that they are in the majority when they choose not to drink, use tobacco or other drugs.

Examples of the Norm Project messages are:

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use alcohol.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to vape.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use marijuana.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use drugs.

The majority of Lee County students choose not to use tobacco.

Tells a complete short story in a creative way using emotion and feeling as the primary delivery tool with dramatic, humorous or colorful elements.Tells a complete short story in a creative way using emotion and feeling as the primary delivery tool with dramatic, humorous or colorful elements.
A regularly scheduled or special presentation of a sporting event, highlight features or sports news and information. Can be done in the style of Sports Center or ESPN or can be a package or original news story about a sporting event or team.
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