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Domestic Violence Video Challenge

About the Challenge
Submit videos that showcase innovative ways to support kids impacted by domestic violence

Posted By: Administration for Children and Families
Category: Multimedia
Skill: Plans/Strategies Interest: Health Submission Dates: 12 a.m. ET, Oct 12, 2016 - 11:59 p.m. ET, Nov 03, 2016 Public Voting Dates: 12 a.m. ET, Nov 15, 2016 - 11:59 p.m. ET, Dec 01, 2016 Judging Dates: Dec 15, 2016 - Dec 22, 2016 Winners Announced: Jan 26, 2017

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Family Violence and Prevention Services (FVPSA), announces a Domestic Violence Awareness Month YouTube Challenge. This Challenge is open to individuals and organizations that support children and youth exposed to domestic violence and their abused parents.  The goal is to bring attention to the most innovative and inclusive approaches, practices, policies, programs, safe spaces, activities, and strategies that the public is using to improve safety, promote healing, and provide support for this special population. pp

 

How to Enter

Please submit your name, email address, phone number, organizational affiliation (if applicable), a link to your video, and a script for the video.

Please submit a ACF Waiver Release Form (Final) for individuals featured on the videos and submit it with their video link by the submission deadline.

Prizes
Domestic Violence Awareness Month YouTube Challenge $10,000.00 The top three scoring videos will win the Challenge. FVPSA will award three prizes as follows: First Prize: $5,000; Second Prize: $3,000; and Third Prize: $2,000. All prize awards are subject to FVPSA verification of the winners’ identity, eligibility, and participation in the Challenge. Awards will be paid using electronic funds transfer and may be subject to federal income taxes. FVPSA will comply with the International Revenue Service (IRS) withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable.

43 Discussions for "Domestic Violence Video Challenge"

  • mao yang
    On behalf of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program, thank you for submitting your videos to the Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) YouTube Challenge. On September 30th, 2016, the FVPSA Program published a Federal Register Notice to formally launch our Challenge. The purpose of our Challenge was to engage with Challenge solvers to hear about the innovative and creative ways that you all are supporting children and youth exposed to domestic violence and their abused parents. Throughout October, we received amazing videos from survivors, advocates, allies, community members, and organizations. In November, the public voted and rated the submissions. The 15 highest rated videos moved forward in the competition to be evaluated and scored by a panel of judges. The judges will then help select the top three highest scoring videos, based on how well the videos meet the evaluation criteria as stated in the Federal Register Notice. Today, we are pleased to announce the winners of our DVAM YouTube Challenge: 1st Place Winner of $5000: Marion L. Steele High School Medical Health Tech Student Wellness: Genesis House Teen Street Team For over six years, the Marion L. Steele Medical Health Technology students and the Lorain County (Ohio) Genesis House Domestic Violence safe house have partnered to bring awareness and education to the high school students through a peer to peer advocate education program called, Teen Street Team, to get information on red flags, healthy relationship indicators, and community resources to the high school students and community. 2nd Place Winner of $3000: The Compass Center – Play Therapy In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, The Compass Center exists to break the cycle of sexual and domestic violence. The Compass Center helps children through their play therapy program. In order to best help children, The Compass Center provide a variety of play items, such as toys, arts and crafts, activities. The way a child plays tells a lot about their background and more importantly, how The Compass Center can help them. 3rd Place Winner of $2000: Children’s Art Therapy Program: An Innovative Strategy to Serve Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Two experts in the domestic violence field share their innovative strategies to effectively serve children exposed to domestic violence and their abused parents. As the leading advocate for eliminating domestic violence in northern Illinois, A Safe Place provides information and training about domestic violence to students, professionals and the general community. Congratulations to the three winning submissions! We look forward to working with you more in the upcoming weeks to share the amazing strategies and approaches highlighted in your videos. Thank you to all Challenge solvers again for taking part in the competition. We really look forward to engaging with you all in future endeavors. For questions about the DVAM YouTube Challenge, please contact mao.yang@acf.hhs.gov.

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    mao yang
    Due to issues with the website yesterday, we have decided to extend voting for 1 more day. Voting ends tonight at 11:59PM Eastern. Please encourage those who couldn't vote yesterday to vote today. Thanks.

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      I was under the impression we were going to be notified via email when the public voting went live!? I guess I was wrong. We missed the public voting completely. Lesson learned. I hope we have enough to make it to the final round of judging

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    Kimberly Claborn
    Many people are trying to vote for my video that I know, and it is not letting them vote. They are telling me the stars aren't even clickable when they try to vote. And that they are not "activating/lighting up", even when they try voting from a computer. Just wanted to let you know in case there is an error you don't know about yet.

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      Mao Yang
      Hi Kimberly, Are your folks voting from the same IP address or are they on the same wifi network? The Challenge.gov system will only allow one vote per IP address.

  • Nikki
    To be able to rate the videos 1 - 24 would be better than just voting for one video specifically since there's so many that offer good solutions. There's three I would rate equally.

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    beryl
    Help! While trying to navigate through the video submission to vote I clicked all in and around the box. I was finally set straight on how to vote on the video. I clicked one time and saw the vote registered. Am I to understand that that was my one time vote for my IP address. I wanted to give five stars should I have clicked a total of five times and that would have been my one time vote for my IP address. I ask because I think/know I totally screwed up with the clicking and would not want to cause someone's submission disqualified for my lack of computer skills and not comprehending the directions correctly. Thanks.

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      mao yang
      Beryl, I'm sorry to say, that was your one time vote for that individual submission. In the future, if you want to rate a video 5 stars, you should: 1. hover over the 5th and last star in the line of 5 stars 2. make sure all 5 stars are lit 3. click on the 5th star Please spread the word about the voting and let your contacts know which are your favorite videos if you want to ensure those videos stay in the competition.

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    Mao Yang: We don't see our submission listed. We'd emailed previously about having trouble with the form, so we submitted our information and link through the contact form on the challenge page. Can you help us get our entry included? I can resend the email if you like. You can also find our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JZnc64ymWI

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      Mr. Yang: I don't see ours on the list--we'd sent a note and posted a message previously that we had trouble with your form and had submitted it instead to the contact email listed on the page. Did you receive it, and can you get ours on the list of entries so people can vote on it? Here is a link again if you need it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JZnc64ymWI

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      mao yang
      Voting starts on November 15th and ends on November 30th. Registration is not required. Here’s how to vote: 1. Check out the videos that were submitted for the DVAM YouTube Challenge coordinated by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/domestic-violence-video-challenge/ a. Click on “Solutions” in the left column to see a list of all solutions. b. View the videos for all solutions. 2. Vote for your favorite videos by rating the submissions (1 star to 5 stars). a. Add to the discussion on any submission if you have comments or feedback. The videos with the highest ratings will move on to the next round of the Challenge. If you have any issues with voting, please add a comment in the discussion section.

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      mao yang
      You can come back to the main Challenge webpage: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/domestic-violence-video-challenge/ and click on "Solutions" on the left column to see a list of all solutions.

  • Derrick Crowe
    We had some issues submitting through the webpage, so I submitted our material and links via the email listed at the top right of the page. Can you confirm receipt?

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      mao yang
      You can submit a longer video but we may have to judge and compare only the first 3 minutes to be fair to the other challenge solvers. I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I look forward to seeing your submission.

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      mao yang
      Please sign up for an account on challenge.gov. Once you have an account, you should be able to submit a solution by uploading the requested documents and providing the link to your video on YouTube, vimeo, dropbox, etc.

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    Nicole Songer
    I am curious, If we as an organization working with youth created a video, and have media releases already signed. Do we then need to get new releases signed for each student/adult that participated for you? Thanks, Nicole

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    Mao Yang
    Hi Laura, I don't have any specific examples. I would urge you to follow the challenge guidelines which specifies what we are looking for. Please give me a call if you have specific questions about our expectations: 202-401-5082.

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      Judge carroll Kelly
      It looks like my submission did not go through. is there a way to submit through email?

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Rules

DATES: Acceptance of video submissions will open on October 12, 2016, 12:00:00 AM, ET.  The video submission period will be open for exactly 3 weeks (21 calendar days) and will close November 2, 2016, at 11:59:59 PM, ET.  Contact information, a video link, a written transcript of the video, and ACF waiver form(s) must be submitted on www.challenge.gov/domestic-violence-video-challenge by the deadline.

Eligibility

The Challenge is open to individuals and organizations. See the section on Video Submission Requirements.

To be eligible to win a prize under the Challenge, those entering:

(1) Must agree to participate in the competition under the rules and to abide by the terms and condition in this notice by submission of their contact information, video link, video script, and ACF waiver form(s);

(2) Must comply with all submission, content, and format the requirements;

(3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and

(4) May not be a federal entity or federal employee acting within the scope of their employment.

 

Video Submission Requirements

Each individual or organization is limited to entering one video in the Challenge. Multiple submissions from the same source will be disqualified.  Only the first 150 videos that fulfill the following requirements and are submitted by the deadline will be accepted for the competition.

 

To be eligible to participate in the Challenge, the Challenge solver must submit a video that meets the following requirements:

  • Be 1-3 minutes long in length;
  • Be in a compatible YouTube format with the proper codecs: WebM files, MPEG4, 3GPP, MOV, AVI, MPEGPS, WMV, FLV with suggested aspect of 16:9;
  • Entrants must post their video submission to their favorite video sharing site and send the link to their video entry on the Domestic Violence YouTube Challenge listed on www.challenge.gov/domestic-violence-video-challenge by the deadline;
  • Highlight one or more new, innovative, emerging, and effective approach(es), practice(s), policy(ies), program(s), safe space(s), activity(ies), strategy(ies), and any other way(s) that help to improve safety, promote healing, and build resilience of children exposed to domestic violence and their abused parents;
  • Include a written transcript for the video (for closed captioning purposes); and
  • Be aligned with the vision of FYSB (a future in which all of our nation’s youth, individuals, and families, no matter what challenges they may face, can live healthy, productive, violence-free lives. More information can be found on www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb.)

 

Video Content

Videos must focus on children and youth exposed to domestic violence and their parents. In the 1-3 minute video, Challenge-solvers must highlight one or more approach(es), practice(s), policy(ies), program(s), safe space(s), activity(ies), and strategy(ies) that support children and youth beyond traditional services, programs, and supports.  Videos should strive to raise awareness of available support for this special population.  Challenge-solvers may focus on culturally specific and other groups of children and youth.  Applicants should strive to be creative, innovative, and educational in their video content.  Videos may include explanations or instruction on how the idea can be replicated in different communities.  So that the privacy, confidentiality, and safety of survivors and clients of domestic violence prevention programs are respected, survivors and program clients may not be featured in contestant videos.

 

Each video entry must be accompanied by a written transcript and ACF waiver form(s).

 

Public Voting

After the submission period is closed, a public voting period will commence on www.challenge.gov/domestic-violence-video-challenge. To assist FVPSA in making this award, voters should vote for a video based on some of the criteria discussed in the Video Criteria section.

 

Voting will be open for 2 weeks beginning on November 15, midnight ET and ending on November 30, midnight ET.

 

Winner Selection

The top 15 videos with highest scores at the public voting deadline will move on to the next round of judging. In addition, FVPSA employees will select an additional five videos based on whether the videos demonstrate a new emerging and effective approach, to move on to the next round of judging by the panel of subject matter experts.

 

The judges, made up of the panel of subject matter experts, will evaluate, score, and rank the top 20 finalists’ videos. The top three scoring videos will win the Challenge.  FVPSA will award three prizes as follows:  First Prize:  $5,000; Second Prize:  $3,000; and Third Prize:  $2,000.  All prize awards are subject to FVPSA verification of the winners’ identity, eligibility, and participation in the Challenge.  Awards will be paid using electronic funds transfer and may be subject to federal income taxes.  FVPSA will comply with the International Revenue Service (IRS) withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable.

 

Judging Criteria

The judging panel of experts will use a 100-point scale to evaluate the top 15 videos from the public voting and the 5 videos selected by FVPSA staff. In case of tied results, the winners will be selected by majority vote.  The judging criteria are:

  • The extent to which the video content highlights one or more new, innovative, emerging, and effective approach(es), practice(s), policy(ies), program(s), safe space(s), activity(ies), strategy(ies), and any other way(s) that help to improve safety, promote healing, and build the resilience of children exposed to domestic violence and their abused parents. (25 points)
  • The extent to which the video aligns with FYSB’s vision of a future in which all our nation’s youth, individuals, and families—no matter what challenges they may face—can live healthy, productive, violence-free lives (FYSB’s vision can be found at www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb). (15 points)
  • The extent to which the video content increases awareness of domestic violence issues. (15 points)
  • The extent to which the video content is educational, imparts knowledge, or deepens understanding of supports for children, youth, and parents. (15 points)
  • The extent to which the video content is innovative. (15 points)
  • The extent to which the video content is creative. (15 points)

 

Waivers and Releases:

To enter the Domestic Violence Awareness Month YouTube Challenge, registered participants must sign a waiver, agreeing to assume any and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for any injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from their participation in a competition, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or otherwise. Participants shall be required to obtain liability insurance or demonstrate financial responsibility for claims, as detailed in 15 U.S.C. § 3719 (i)(2).

 

Challenge-solvers must also obtain a signed ACF photo/video release waiver for individuals featured on the videos and submit it with their video link by the submission deadline listed in the DATES section. The waiver is available at www.challenge.gov/domestic-violence-video-challenge.

 

Restrictions:

Challenge-solvers cannot use funding from the Federal Government (either through grants or contracts) to compete in the Domestic Violence Awareness Month YouTube Challenge.

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