There has been a lot of talk about transportation and infrastructure lately, ranging from debates in Congress to debates in high school. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) would like to know what you think. The Transportation Video Contest is now in its second year, and students of all ages are encouraged to apply!
Entrants should create an original two (2) to four (4) minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States. Some suggested topics include:
• U.S. Transportation Infrastructure 101
• How infrastructure is built and paid for
• What are the costs and financing needs of transportation infrastructure
• What are the impacts of congestion and changing travel demands
• What are the “man on the street” impressions of the industry versus reality
• Recent transportation and urban design/development patterns
• Videos submitted must be a minimum of (2) two minutes and a maximum of (4) four minutes in duration.
• Videos must have a resolution suitable for large screen projection. Videos not achieving suitable resolution will be disqualified.
• A Waiver and Submission Form signed by you and all of your team members must be submitted along with Photo Release Forms, signed by anyone else who appears in the video.
• No copyrighted material may be used. Contact your university/college media center for help obtaining noncopyrighted music and sound effects.
• The videos cannot contain content that violates the submission standards of YouTube.
• Written credits for key technical and talent positions should be provided to ARTBA (i.e., director, cinematog- rapher, editor, writer, actors) including any music and/or footage sources. On-screen credits for technical and talent positions are not required. If on-screen credits are included, they should be listed on one screen at the end, trailer-style, and not rolling for minutes like they would at the end of a feature. The time for showing credits is not counted towards the 4 minute maximum. All videos MUST include both a title for the video and recognition of ARTBA.
All Entrants must be students currently enrolled at a university (graduate and undergraduate), college, high school, middle school or elementary school in any discipline.
ARTBA is looking for creativity, so stretch the bounds of your imagination. Entrants must submit a video in one of two categories based on their school attendance through August of 2012:
• Category One: Entrants are in elementary, middle or high school. This includes high school students who graduated in 2012 but may be planning to continue their studies at a post-secondary institution.
• Category Two: Entrants are currently enrolled in a post-secondary, college or graduate school program.
Entries will be judged on creativity, technical merit, adherence to contest requirements, and on how well they manage to convey the themes of the topic. These are clearly subjective categories and will be treated as such. The final awards will be selected based solely on the judges’ consensus.
The top two student videos (one winner in each category), as selected by ARTBA, will each be awarded a $500 cash prize. The winners, along with other submitted videos, may be shown at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below.