Four diverse, illustrated hands linked together with the text “Say No to Racism.”

Anti-Racism Student Video Competition

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is excited to announce our Anti-Racism Student Video Competition for students in grades 6-12.

The theme for 2023 is “Be the Voice of Challenge and Change: What is Your Message for Standing Up for Injustice?”.

What's your message for standing up to injustice? Students are invited to submit their video reflections about race, offering a proposition/solution/action on how to combat racism.

Format

  • 2-2.5 minute video clip (individual or group submission) about the theme, “Be the Voice of Challenge and Change: What is Your Message for Standing Up for Injustice?”.

  • Video Expression can be via variety of forms (i.e., poem, spoken word, cartoon, song, skit, monologue, drama, and others).

  • Video entries should be recorded in Landscape Format by video in MP4 or MOV formats ( phone, camera, iPad, Computer, (Photo Booth etc.)

  • Production quality (sound, video recording and length) will be considered.

Prizes and Other Incentives

  • First prize: $50 (individual submission) or $75 (Group submission)

  • Second Prize: $40 (Individual submission) or $65 (Group submission)

  • Third Prize: $30 (Individual submission) or $55 (Group submission)

Winning entries will be used to curate a 4-minute video which will be shared with students and teachers as part of equity and diversity education.  Winning videos will be featured on the TCDSB website.

Staff from the Central Resource, Academic and Equity, Diversity, Indigenous Education and Community Relations team will comprise the panel of judges to select top three winners for each panel.

Submission Details

The deadline for submission is February 10, 2023 (Friday) at 5:00 PM. Finalists will be notified by February 28, 2023 (Tuesday).

All participants must submit the full submission package, which includes:

  • Completed Media Release and Permission Form: Video Competition Consent Form

  • Video submission.

  • Bio(s) of each participant (name, grade) and description of video.

  • Label each upload with Contestant(s) Full Name. (e.g. JAY SMITH).

The submission package should be submitted via Google Form.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns, contact Jody Huang at jodelyn.huang@tcdsb.org.