In this contest we urge you to explore what civility means to you. What you share can range from small, personal examples of civility; civility on campus; civility as a member of society; or even civility on larger, international, or political scales. You may create your video with footage you shoot or compose your message using video examples from elsewhere being sure to include appropriate references as needed.
You are welcome to submit projects created for a class assignment or create something new for the contest. You are allowed to work in groups. We welcome variety and look forward to exploring what aspects of civility interest you. Your video project can be created in any genre that you wish. Each video should be under 5 minutes long.
To help you get started, these are just a few examples of subjects you could explore in your video:
- Create a documentary about the experience of interacting with cultures that have different ideas of polite behavior.
- Write a skit about what happens when civility breaks down in a classroom setting.
- Explore civility or the lack of civility in national politics.
- Document how civility is taught in schools.
- Share a personal experience either positive or negative where civility came into play.
- Remix footage from school movies, documentaries, news and other sources to make a statement about civility.
Submissions from 2011
Disaster Relief, Matthew Culbert, Kyoungho Cho, Shawn Newlan, and Stephen Palmer
Civility, Matthew Gulley, Kevin Bohleber, Lindsey Hansom, Joe Rebrovick, and Tommy Corts
Civility, Grey Keith, Logan Shillinglaw, William Hitt, Kacy MacIntyre, Jared Coleman, Erik Peterson, and Emma Meskovic
Annoying Finger, Kate Min
Delightful Labor, Kate Min
Karen's Everyday Civility, Brian Stevens
My Own Civility, Katie Woodby and Allison Olmstead