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Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation Student Workshop & Activities

Wednesday, March 23, 12:00pm – 5:30pm

Leahi Ballroom/Salon C

The Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation is coordinating and sponsoring a student workshop and associated activities the afternoon of Wednesday, March 23. Forty Student Ambassadors, grades 4 through 12, from schools across the island of O‘ahu will be participating in this event. Students will engage in team-building activities, hear from guest presenters from various organizations involved in marine debris, touring the conference Exhibit Hall, and participate in hands-on activities.

Hawai‘i Student Video Contest

CONGRATULATIONS to the student producers of “Aqua Hazard” (Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club) and “Green School Initiatives” (Sunset Beach Elementary School) for their winning videos! Student representatives for these videos will be kicking off 5IMDC Movie Night on March 23rd.

This contest is sponsored by the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation’s Project Kai in partnership with the coordinators of the 5IMDC.

To help support this activity and local student participation in the 5IMDC, please click here to donate to Project Kai.

This contest is now closed (as of 4 February 2011). Notification to applicants will be made by 1 March 2011.

Theme/Topic: “Waves of Change: Global lessons to inspire local action” and/or marine debris in Hawai‘i

Video length: 5 minutes (maximum)

Students: Must be a student, grades 4 through 12, enrolled in a Hawai‘i school.  Maximum of 3 students per video team.

Contest launch: December 6, 2010

To Enter: Download the application here (fillable pdf, 213KB).  The application, two video copies, student roster, and all signed parent permission forms must be postmarked by Friday, 4 February 2011 to be considered.

Selection Criteria:

  • Concept & content – Is the concept unique? Is the storytelling or narrative coherent and does it hold your attention? Does the writing have resonance and stay with you long after viewing it?  Is the content unbiased? Based on factual information? Etc.
  • Creativity & quality of craft – How creative were the student producers in creating this film? Original concept? How do you rate the appearance and quality of the captured images, editing, sound design and audio integration?  Do all aspects lead to a memorable viewing experience?
  • Overall impression

Judging/Decision: Notification will be sent by March 1, 2011.

Winners: There will be two top videos chosen. Student producers of the videos (up to 3 students + 1 teacher for each winning video) will be invited to attend the 5th International Marine Debris Conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Winners will participate in a field trip to the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology’s facilities on Coconut Island. Students will also participate in a conference workshop, and tour the Exhibition Hall and posters. That evening, students will kick-off the 5IMDC Movie Night and introduce their video to conference participants. Travel costs for winners from the counties of Maui, Kauai, and Hawai‘i will be covered by Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation.

Honorable Mentions: Five honorable mention entries will be highlighted during the conference in a Video Highlight Reel to be played in the Exhibition Hall during the conference.

*Each student will receive a certificate of participation for their entry.
**All videos may be shown and used at various venues and events throughout Hawai‘i.

If you have questions, concerns, or difficulty completing the form, please email 5imdconf@gmail.com (with “Video Contest” in the subject line) for assistance.

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