Scoring Guidelines: Creative Fire Video Contest

Clarity in Explanation (18 pts)

Does the video easily and clearly help one understand the topic? As you might guess, your score will suffer if it isn't clear what the concept is.

Creativity (18 pts)

Did you find a novel way to use digital video to help explain the concept? Remember that one can be very creative without effectively conveying the ideas, which would result in a lower overall score.

Technical Aspects (10 pts)

The focus here is on meeting basic concerns (appropriate lighting, spoken audio that can be easily understood, balanced volume, etc.). While exceptionally well-produced videos do have some advantage, the key issues are the clarity and creativity of your piece.

Titles and Citations (4 pts)

Does the video include the use of titles and citations properly and clearly? Note that if it is unclear that something has been cited (music that isn't explained in the credits, for example), the video will not make it to the finalist round.

Ways to Earn Bonus Points

There are several ways you can earn bonus points for your video, and for making the finalist tier, every point helps!

  • Any video that meets the rules and is submitted by 11:59p on Friday, November 14, 2014, will get an extra 2 points added to its score.
  • Any video that is named as is recommended in the instructions will get an extra 1 point added to its score.
  • Any video that is fully accessible to the deaf, either because all spoken parts are subtitled or because the video is constructed without speech, will get an extra 3 points added to its score.