Digital Learning Day: Video Contest Rules (Parents & Educators)


All K-12 Ohio students may participate. Students can enter the contest individually or as a team of two or three people. 

  • A school teacher or administrator must submit the video following the guidelines outlined in the Educator Rules and Submission Guidelines below.


Video Submission Requirements

The video must be:

  • More than one minute and less than three minutes in length;
  • Submitted to Google Drive in one of the video file formats listed on the Google Drive Video File page;
  • The entrant’s original idea. Entrants must not knowingly copy another person’s idea. Entries that are similar ideas will not be excluded; and
  • The entrant’s original work, including graphics and music.

The video must not:

  • Exceed three minutes in length;
  • Contain music that isn’t originally written, performed and produced by the entrant;
  • Include third parties, including celebrities and friends who did not expressly authorize the entrant to display or use their images, likenesses or voices.

The following will be automatically disqualified:

  • Videos that have ANY trademarked or copyrighted materials. Videos will be automatically disqualified for displaying: logos on computers; names of search engines; names of online marketplaces; movie posters in the back of a room; logos on shirts, shorts, pants, shoes, or hats (even in the background); music that students did not create themselves; etc.


Video Submission Timeline

  • The submission deadline is Jan. 6, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Judges’ Review – First, a panel of judges consisting of professionals in the field of educational technology will review the videos. The panel will select the videos that will move on for public voting.
  • Judges will select finalist videos from three grade-level categories: Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, and Grades 9-12.
  • There is no guarantee there will be finalists in any grade-level category.
  • Public voting is Jan. 20- 28, 2014.
  • Announcement of finalists will be at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference, Jan. 27-29, 2014. The conference will feature the videos.


Video Submission Directions

  1. Teachers or school administrators must submit the videos for student entrants. The videos must be uploaded to a Google Drive account. The URL for the video uploaded to the Google Drive account will be used during the registration process. For more information on how to post a video, go to the Google Drive Video Submission Help Page.
  2. Register the submitted videos online by going to the Digital Learning Day website video registration page.
    • A separate registration form must be completed for each video submission.
    • Complete all information accurately.
    • Copy and paste the URL to the Google Drive video in the URL section of the registration form. Double check to make sure the link is correct.
    • If working as a team, each team member’s name and grade must be on the registration form.  
  3. Once verification of all information is complete, judges will receive the Google Drive video link for review.
  4. The deadline for submitting videos is 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.