Financial Literacy: Video Essay Department of Finance at the University of Illinois
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Question:

Can groups of people submit a video essay?

Answer:

Groups are just fine; we recognize that it's very difficult to star in your own video while holding the camera. You'll notice that the submission form has room for multiple partners. Keep in mind that any prize is divided equally among the partners on the submission form. If there are two of you and the prize is $500 then the prize is $250 each, etc. We have set no legal limit, so if someone sends in a submission with ten partners then we would distribute $50 to each of the ten partners, but we expect the groups will be smaller than that.



Question:

Who is the target audience?

Answer:

The target audience is your peers. High school videos should speak to other high school students.



Question:

Does it have to be a documentary?

Answer:

No. It can be anything you think will effectively communicate the message. Think of an info-mercial. It can be an enactment, a dramatization, a sequence of stills with a voice-over, cartoons, or a combination of any of these. Whatever effectively communicates the message.



Question:

I have a question you haven't thought of. Who do I talk to?

Answer:

The best thing is to send us an email.


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