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Chica Power Video Contest

posted April 4, 2018

What’s your Chica Power? Tell Latinitas what your “Chica Power” is in a short video and be entered to earn a $500 Scholarship and a spotlight at the Party For Chica Power this summer!

Description

If you have participated in Latinitas and want to share your goals, interests, or engagement in your community, submit a short video of yourself answering the prompt: What is your chica power?

The winner will receive the Chica Power Award, which includes a $500 Scholarship and a ticket to the Latinitas Party For Chica Power on Saturday, June 16 at the Austin Central Library. The Chica Power Award is sponsored by  

Videos must be submitted by Friday, June 8.

Participant Requirements

  • Ages 14 – 23
  • Must be available to attend the Party For Chica Power on Saturday, June 16
  • Must have participated in at least one of the following Latinitas programs:
    • Club Latinitas
    • Summer Camps
    • Chica Conferences
    • Workshops

Your Video Will Include

Videos submitted should be 30 to 60 seconds and contain the following:

  • A brief description of yourself – State your name, age, and where you are from.
  • What’s your first Latinitas experience? – Provide the name(s) of the Latinitas programs you participated in and how they impacted you. What did you learn? What did you like the most?
  • Describe your “Chica Power” and how it positively impacts your community

Action: Shooting Your Video!

Below are some recommendations for your video submissions. All videos will be reviewed by a panel and may be presented at Latinitas Party for Chica Power on Saturday, June 16, 2018 or other public events.

Camera:

  • You may use a digital camera, cell phone or tablet/laptop to record your video
  • For phone or tablets, please use the landscape view for public presentation purposes
  • If available, we recommend a tripod or a minimum use of “found footage” style

Lighting:

  • We recommend regular room lighting and avoiding strong contrasting lighting
  • Natural or large window lighting works best
  • If possible, have your light source in front of you and not behind you

Sound:

  • If possible, use a microphone for outside spaces or large rooms
  • Try to keep audio consistent throughout your video
  • Voiceover or narration is also allowed

Performance:

  • If possible, show us your power in addition to telling us
  • Feel free to include examples verbally or visually
  • If possible, maintain a good distance on your subject. Waist or chest up is recommended

How to Submit

  • Completed videos may be uploaded to YouTube listed as an unlisted video
  • Please e-mail the following items to bris@latinitasmagazine.org and sam.morales2099@gmail.com:
    • A link to your unlisted video on YouTube (30-60 seconds)
    • A brief bio (100 words or less)
    • Your headshot (high resolution headshots are highly encouraged to submit)

For questions or comments, contact bris@latinitasmagazine.org or call the Latinitas Austin office at (512) 900-0304. Don’t forget to have fun!