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Entry Guidelines


ENTRY WINDOW: January 16 - March 28

FESTIVAL: May 18 (tentative)


Eligible: All PreK-12 California Schools, Extracurricular Programs, Extended Day Programs

Cost: FREE


  • All winning projects receive one plaque at no cost. Additional plaques are available for purchase. 

  • School/Program donations of $500-$750 for each of the following:

    • Grand Prize winner: Academic - Elementary 

    • Grand Prize winner: Academic - Secondary

    • Grand Prize winner: Aesthetic - Elementary

    • Grand Prize winner: Aesthetic - Secondary

    • Media & Information Literacy - Elementary

    • Media & Information Literacy - Secondary

    • Global Awareness - Elementary

    • Global Awareness - Secondary

    • California State Park Adventures - Environmental Stewardship - Elementary

    • California State Park Adventures - Environmental Stewardship - Secondary

    • Greatness of School Libraries Award - Elementary

    • Greatness of School Libraries Award - Secondary

  • Some special award winners may receive additional in-kind prizes for the sponsoring school or program


  1. Include all credits for copyrighted or original sources  IN your project or in the description text below the video.

  2. Upload your project to a public-facing URL. We recommend YouTube, Flip (formerly Flipgrid), Vimeo, iCloud or Google Drive as options.

  3. Please read through the PRACTICE ENTRY FORM, FESTIVAL RUBRIC, and these guidelines BEFORE completing the application. Once you get started, the online application should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You cannot save an application in progress.


  1. All entries must have a valid, public URL. Please double check that your URL is valid before submitting it. Please make sure it is accessible through June and does not "time out."

  2. Please be sure you have permission on file for all of the students featured in your project. It will be your responsibility to save all forms releasing student likeness until requested by media festival officials.

  3. Enter each project only once.

  4. Each project may only be submitted to ONE category - either Academic or Aesthetic. Choose Fiction or Non-Fiction. These terms are defined on the entry form.

  5. Teachers, parents, or program coordinators submit all entries. All communication from the festival will be sent to the adult responsible for the entry.

  6. Teachers are is limited to a maximum of THREE total entries per class project. Do not submit an entire class of entries - pick your top three.

  7. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PDT on the day of the submission deadline.

  8. Entries from the previous school year must represent work that was completed after April 14, 2023.

  9. Save a complete, high-resolution copy of your project, as this is required for all winning projects.

Please contact with submission questions.​

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