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NZALT soc med2017 Student Competition

Create a Video around a Gaffe - Lost in Translation

There are four $250 prizes up for grabs.

Students are asked to create a short video to best showcase “an intercultural or linguistic gaffe of some kind.  The entry needs to be in the target language.

Once your video has been created, students should upload it to YouTube and then email the link to [email protected].

Entries must be received no later than 3.30pm, Friday, 11th August 2017.

Once all of the entries have been embedded to our dedicated Facebook page, the page will go live and students will then have two weeks to share and like the videos as many times as possible. This part of the competition will finish on Friday, 18th August 2017, at 11:59pm.

Who is the winner?

Judged by the community: The two entries with the most likes and shares will win two of the four prize packs to the value of $250. Parents, classmates and friends will decide which entries will be rewarded! The judging panel will not be involved in this category.

NZALT judging panel: The two entries judged the best / most humorous videos by the NZALT Executive will be awarded the other two prize packs of $250.

The distribution of the prize components will be at the discretion of the school. Entries are only open to schools where the teacher(s) is/are members of NZALT.

Terms and Conditions (important):

1      Schools may submit up to a maximum of five entries.

2      In all entries, the school/year group/language must be clearly stated (no individual entries will be accepted; only entries submitted by a school)

3      Entries must be received no later than 3.30pm, Friday the 11th of August 2017.

4      Likes and shares commence from the upload date and time (after entries close), and ends Friday 18th August 2017 at 11.59pm.

5      The judging decision of the NZALT Executive will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

6      Prize packs will be distributed to the teacher in charge of the winning school entries.

7      When entries are made, it is taken as given by the NZALT Executive that participants and schools have given assurances as follows:

  • all schools and students who opt to take part in the gif upload are giving their permission for any material uploaded to be available for viewing/commenting through Facebook;
  • entrants are responsible for ensuring that any submitted gif does not violate any copyright regulations;
  • all entries are from schools who are following their own school’s' protocols around appropriate use of the internet. The Facebook page will be moderated on a regular basis by a member of the NZALT Executive who has the authority to remove any entries/comments that are deemed to be inappropriate, and to take any further action on these that are considered appropriate;
  • students whose images appear in any uploads or promotional campaigns related to the competition have given their permission to appear in that upload/campaign.

For further information please email [email protected]

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