Rules and Guidelines

All entries must be in digital video format.

Each entry must focus on ONE of the following math topic areas:

  • Even
  • Odd
  • Fraction
  • Percent
  • Multiples of 2
  • Prime numbers
  • Liter
  • Meter
  • Gram
  • Area
  • Perimeter
  • Reflection
  • Ordered pairs
  • Rotation
  • Parallel
  • Perpendicular
  • Translation
  • Line
  • Ray
  • Circle
  • Right triangle
  • Obtuse angles
  • Acute angles
  • Concentric circles
  • Line segment
  • Patterns
  • Inequalities
  • Function
  • Number line
  • Greater than
  • Lesser than
  • Not equal
  • Triangular numbers
  • Median
  • Mean
  • Range
  • Combinations
  • Mode

Students may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals.

The length of the video should not exceed 90 seconds, including the 5-second title and 5-second end screens.

All entries should BEGIN with a 5-second full-screen “title screen” that includes the following information:

  • Lead Producer’s name
  • Co-Producers (list names of other students at your school that helped produce the video)
  • School name
  • School city, state
  • Title of video

All entries should END with a 5-second screen(s) that properly cite/acknowledge the information/sources presented in the video. Students must give credit to original sources and acknowledgement/thanks to the people who helped them create the video. Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification.

Each video must have one Lead Producer to serve as the main point of contact. Recognition and prizes will be given to the lead producer to split with his/her co-producers on the entry form.

There is no entry fee.

Entries may be submitted through the website starting on February 1, 2016. The deadline for submissions is 12:00 pm (central time, US) on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Semifinalists from each topic area will be notified by Friday, May 6, 2016.

No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.

No professional assistance is allowed. Adults may assist with production, but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults are allowed to be actors or cameramen but not content contributors.

All portions of the online entry form must be completed when you upload your video for it to be eligible.

If chosen as a semifinalist you must submit a signed/completed Parent Permission Form and a signed/completed Media Release for each person appearing in your video. Forms can be scanned/emailed or faxed to 402-559-6501 Attention: SEPA Video Contest.

Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States. Content must not

1) promote illegal behavior;
2) support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice;
3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation;
4) violate rights established by law or agreement;
5) invade the privacy of any person; or
6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by UNMC in its sole and conclusive determination

The judges’ decision is final. Entries will be judged by topic, with winners in each of the 38 different math topics. Decisions will be made based on the Judging Rubric.

The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. UNMC-SEPA program will NOT pay filmmakers any additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.

Awards will be presented a $50 gift card per winning video topic.

Students should keep at least one copy of their video. UNMC-SEPA program is not responsible for any films that are lost, damaged, or that are not uploaded properly.

Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:

  • Entrants grant UNMC-SEPA program the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
  • Entrants also grant UNMC-SEPA program the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
  • UNMC-SEPA program maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.

By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold UNMC-SEPA program and all its employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.

Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.