Late Night Video Contest | GREATER WICHITA YMCA

Late Night Video Contest



Enter to Win $400 in Prizes


Give us your perspective. Why is Late Night important to you?
Share your story on video for a chance to win prizes.
Tell your story alone, or get some help from a few friends.


DEADLINE for entries: Saturday, December 30, 2017


Download Registration Form


Upload Video to our Dropbox


LATE NIGHT VIDEO CONTEST - Rules and Guidelines

  1. All entries must be a digital video.
  2. Each entry must focus on sharing with the community the importance of the YMCA Late Night Program from the student perspective.
  3. Students may work together in groups, no more than 4 people per group, or submit entries as individuals.
  4. Video details
    • Length: 45-120 seconds in length
    • Size: Exported video should not exceed 250MB
    • Resolution/Aspect: 720p x 1280p or Full High Definition 1080p x 1920p
    • Format: MP4, MOV, or WMV format
    • Labeled: Exported video should be saved with the TITLE that matches the Entry Form
  5. No copyrighted content permitted, including music. Your video cannot contain ANY music that you do not own or have permission to use. All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source (i.e. name of individuals speaking, music titles and performers, etc.).
  6. Each video must have one Lead Producer to serve as the main point of contact. Recognition and prizes will be given to the lead producer and all those listed as co-producers on the entry form.
  7. No professional assistance is allowed. Adults (individuals ages 18 & older who are not current students in high school) may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults are allowed to be actors (appearing /speaking on camera) but not content contributors.
  8. There is no entry fee.
  9. Entries may be submitted to Late Night Program Coordinator, Cameron Jackson or via Drop Box. A complete registration packet must accompany each entry video for it to be eligible. The deadline for submissions is 11:00 pm on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Winners will be announced at Late Night on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
  10. All entries must be submitted in digital format.
  11. All entries must submit a signed/completed Parent Permission Form and a signed/completed Actor Release Form for each person appearing in your video. All forms must be turned in at the same time. Forms can be scanned/emailed to: Late Night Video Contest at; submitted to Cameron at a Late Night event.
  12. Content must comply with all local and national laws. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; 6) include profanity; or 7) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by the Greater Wichita YMCA in its sole and conclusive determination.
  13. The judges’ and voting decisions are final. Awards will be presented in two categories. Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.
  14. The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. The Greater Wichita YMCA will pay filmmakers no additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.
  15. All entries must be submitted in English, if entries are not in English they must include English subtitles.
  16. Awards will be presented as follows:
    • President’s Award - Award to be selected by officers of The Greater Wichita YMCA.
    • Students’ Choice Award – The top three Finalists for this award will be selected by Late Night participants on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Finalists will be voted on via YMCA social media sites January 8-11, 2018.
    • Award winners and their guests will be invited to attend the YMCA’s Annual Celebration on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
  17. Prizes - All entries are eligible to compete for and win both awards.
    • President’s Award - One (1) First Place: $200 gift card to place of your choice (prize selection and distribution must be identified on your entry form)
    • Students’ Choice Award - One (1) First Place: $200 gift card to place of your choice (prize selection and distribution must be identified on your entry form)
  18. Students should keep at least one copy of their video. Greater Wichita YMCA is not responsible for any films that are lost, damaged, or that do not upload properly.
  19. Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:
    • Entrants grant Greater Wichita YMCA the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
    • Entrants also grant Greater Wichita YMCA the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
    • Greater Wichita YMCA maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  20. By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold Greater Wichita YMCA and all Greater Wichita YMCA employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.