U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., has launched a student video contest to honor the accomplishments of African-Americans.
Students from kindergarten through eighth grade may submit a short video describing why it’s important to celebrate Black History Month.
The top videos will be posted on Kelly’s website, while all videos submitted will appear on her YouTube channel. Each participant will also receive a personal thank-you letter from the congresswoman.
“This video competition is an opportunity to showcase the young talent in the Second Congressional District,” Kelly said. “I look forward to seeing the creativity and imagination of our young people in these videos.”
The video must be 90 seconds or shorter, prominently feature the student and answer the following questions:
• Why is it important to celebrate Black History Month?
• What moment in black history is most relevant to you?
• How do you think schools should celebrate Black History Month?
The deadline for submission is 6 p.m. Feb. 27. Files must be saved as .mov or .mp4 format and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be categorized by grade level:
• Kindergarten – 2nd grade
• 3rd grade – 5th grade
• 6th grade – 8th grade
For specific guidelines and to view Kelly’s kickoff video, visit http://robinkelly.house.gov/Black-History-Contest. Also posted on the site is a video guide to help first-time filmmakers upload their entry.