Your Complete Guide to Listen Carefully’s Video Contest
04 Dec 2015

Your Complete Guide to Listen Carefully’s Video Contest

04 Dec 2015

If you’re thinking about entering Listen Carefully’s video contest, you might have questions you want answered before you participate. You’re excited to win the private Maddie & Tae concert, but you’re not sure how it works? Not to worry you’re covered.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about how you can win a private concert from Maddie & Tae and other great prizes.

How old do I have to be to enter?

The contest is open to ages 13 to 18 years old. You must be 13 years old in May 2016 or 18 years old right now. If you’re 12 years old, try to find a team member who will be 13 next May.

Can I participate if I am homeschooled?

At this time, the video contest is not open to students who are homeschooled. But, this is only to make the contest fair and equal. Most home school students do not have the same resources as students who are enrolled in a private or public school, which means that their video contest entries might not have the technology to create an equal contest entry. Plus, your living room might not fit Maddie & Tae and their band.

How do I create the video?

Use your imagination! We’ll watch anything made with an iPhone, video camera, camera, tablet or anything in between.

What do I need to include?

Most importantly, your video needs to create awareness for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). If you need a little guidance on what NIHL is, make sure you click here to learn more. You can create a flash mob, put on a news program or even use your pet to show how you protect your hearing. Use your imagination because nothing is too far out of the box! Just remember, the video can’t be more than 45 seconds, including the animated logo.

When is the video due?

The deadlines for the contest are as follows:

Submissions Open: November 15, 2015 (Open now!)

Submissions Close: January 11, 2016

Voting Opens: January 16, 2016

Voting Closes: February 8, 2016

Winners Announced: February 22, 2017

Private Concert: Week of May 16-20, 2016.

How does voting work?

We’ll display all of the videos on our website. Make sure you encourage your family and friends to vote for your video. Each fan will be able to vote once a day, so make sure to rally your friends and relatives to watch and vote as many times as possible. The video with the most votes will win a private concert from Maddie & Tae!

What have past winners created?

To see past contest entries, visit the contest homepage here.

I still have questions! What do I do?

If you still have questions that are specific to you, your contest entry or even Listen Carefully, let us know on Twitter or Facebook, or send us an email at hello@listencarefully.org. We’ll get your question answered quickly so you have more time to create your video!

Will Maddie & Tae play my favorite song?

That is a question Listen Carefully doesn’t know the answer to, but if you win, they might take a few suggestions!

First Prize: Private Maddie & Tae concert and GoPro cameras

Second & Third Prize: A trip to the concert and GoPro cameras

Make sure you download the starter kit for a postcard with facts, complete FAQ, the animated logo for your video, and a poster you can use to promote the contest at your school! We can’t wait to see your video, good luck!

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