Connecting Generations Video Contest

Nov 04 2020

Connecting Generations Video Contest

Photo credit: Sergiu Valena


What are your hopes for our world post-pandemic? We want to hear from all ages! In a video that includes multiple generations, tell us your story.

The Nelson CARES Society and the Nelson Civic Theatre Society have come together to invite our communities to enter an online contest by submitting a 3-5 minute video that tells a compelling story about their hopes for our post-pandemic world.

Connecting Generations Video Contest aims to bring awareness to the similarities of emotions and thoughts felt by all ages in the Kootenay region regarding COVID-19. It provides a way for multiple generations to connect with each other through film and digital media.

Submission Instructions:

  • Entries are open January 4, 2021 and submissions are due by 11:59pm February 28th 2021 (Pacific Standard Time.)
  • What are your hopes for our world post-pandemic? In a video that is 3-5 minutes long tell your story.
  • This contest is open to emerging and advanced videographers. Enter your video into whichever category you feel best, only one category allowed per entry.
  • The video can be fictional or non-fictional.
  • The video must have at least one intergenerational relationship present. This means that at least one person over the age of 55 is included as well as at least one person under the age of 40. The filmmaker and subject can count as one intergenerational relationship.
  • Remember to practice safe social distancing, wash your hands often and do your best to follow the instructions of BC’s health care professionals.
  • Entries will be disqualified if the video is illegal, discriminatory, inappropriate, or not the original work of the entrant.

How and When to Submit:

  • Export files as an h.264 mp4 to intergen@nelsoncares.ca
  • Entries are open January 4, 2021 and submissions are due by 11:59pm February 28th 2021 (Pacific Standard Time.)
  • Be sure to include a signed video consent form with your submission.
  • Videos will be uploaded and available to view on The Nelson Civic Theatre Society’s website. Tell your friends and get them to cast their vote!

Tips for Creating a Video

Tell your story. Be creative and show us how you hope things will be when we are through the pandemic. Don’t forget to include at least two generations in the making of your video! What do the youth in your life hope for? How about the hopes of the elders?

Do you hope for more awareness about social isolation and its effects? Do you visualize a more inclusive community? Are you hoping people will be more caring towards one another?

There are many ways to show us your original ideas and hopes for the future. Maybe you want to present your video in a Q&A form, vlog, short documentary, or in a series of testimonials. We welcome all forms of videos!

Remember to carefully read through the “Criteria for Video Submissions” and the “Frequently Asked Questions.”

To learn about the criteria needed for submitting a video and how the video will be judged, read this pdf!


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter?
Anyone can enter this contest! All ages and skill levels are encouraged to submit a 3-5 minute video. There is an emerging and an advanced category for entrants to choose from.

What are the video requirements?
Video must pertain to the topic: An intergenerational response to COVID-19: Hopes for our post-pandemic world. It must have at least one intergenerational relationship present and be no longer than 5 minutes long.

When can I submit my video?
Entries are open January 4, 2021 and submissions are due by 11:59pm on February 28th 2021 (Pacific Standard Time.)

How do I submit my video?
Export files as an h.264 mp4 to intergen@nelsoncares.ca  and remember to include a signed video release form.

Where do I find the video release form?
You may download the form HERE.

Are there any ways I can be disqualified?
Entries will be disqualified if the video is illegal, discriminatory, inappropriate, or not the original work of the entrant.

Are there prizes?
Yes! There will be a prize for the best emerging category video, the best advanced category video, and a peoples choice prize.

I have a question that wasn’t listed here, who do I contact?
To learn more, please email: intergen@nelsoncares.ca