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Announcing the 2018 Video Contest!

Building on the success of last year’s AEA video contest, we’re asking again this year for members of AEA to use their creativity to create short, 1-minute videos that capture the essence of the conference theme, Speaking Truth to Power. Videos will be reviewed by the Eval2018 Program Committee and the winning videos will be shared at the AEA conference.

You can find more about this year’s conference theme, Speaking Truth to Power, and its roots here:"

Speaking Truth to Power Video Contest Guidelines:

Create a short video piece – less than 1:00 minute long – that captures what Speaking Truth to Power in evaluation means to you. Your video can feature community images or video, iconography, text, graphics, animation and music – whatever you think best conveys the message you want to feature. Use your creativity! Important questions that can guide you in making your video:
• Story – What’s the story? What changes from the beginning to the end in your video?
• Audience – Who is your audience?
• Message – What is the message you want to convey?
• Style – What style or media format will you use to tell your story/message that will hook YOUR audience? Up to five winning videos will be selected by a peer committee of AEA members.

Submissions are due by August 27, 2018 and winners will be announced by early September.

Links to all the winning videos will be highlighted on the AEA webpage, and videos will be shared during the AEA 2018 conference in Cleveland, OH. Prizes will be awarded to the top five videos, which will be shown at the start of the opening plenary sessions during the conference!


There will be up to five (5) prizes awarded for winning videos. All winning videos will be shown at the top of a plenary session during Evaluation 2018.

• 1st Place – one (1) complimentary conference registration
• 2nd Place – one (1) complimentary full – day workshop
• Runners up (up to 3 winners selected) – one (1) complimentary half-day workshop All prizes can be redeemed for Evaluation 2018 or Evaluation 2019

A reminder:
• Videos must be submitted by a link posted to YouTube or another publicly accessible location.
• Any spoken or written content in the videos must be in English or subtitled in English.
• Videos must address one or more of the contest questions noted above.
• Entrants are responsible for obtaining permission of any individuals appearing in the video prior to submitting their entry.