The Center for Cultural Preservation Presents
Student Oral History FILM Contest
CONNECTING STUDENTS WITH ELDERS
The Center works to preserve the cultural legacy of our mountain elders while reforging the link between our elders and our young people. Our new Student Oral History Film Contest was developed to accomplish both things: reconnect our young with elders with valuable life and historic lessons while preserving our elder's stories.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are currently a student in middle school or high school in Henderson County, NC (including home school) then you are eligible to enter. Note: Students in other counties in WNC may also apply with advance permission. Contact us
Find an elder in your family or community who is willing to be interviewed using a video camera, smart phone, or any other creative way you like. (If you can't find an elder, contact us and we'll help you find someone willing to be interviewed.)
Follow the simple guidelines in our contest rules. Then use your creativity to create an interesting 15 minute film. You must get permission from the elder to use the interview for this purpose. (Use our permission agreement linked below.) You are welcome to include more than one elder if you like.
Once you've completed your film, upload the film and the entire oral history using our handy upload button below or mail us a flash drive, DVD, or CD to our address.
$100, award certificate, showcase of your film at the Culture Vulture Film Festival in November. (We are not responsible if the paparazzi show up at your door!)
Best Oral History:
Win a $50 gift certificate from Novels and Novelties Bookstore (formerly Fountainhead Books), receive an award certificate and the adulation of your community.
Most Creative Film:
Win a $50 gift certificate from Mast General Store, Hendersonville, receive an award certificate and the adulation of your community.
You may enter as many films as you like, but we must receive it no later than October 10, 2017 or when we receive the first 100 applications, which ever comes first.
UPLOAD YOUR MASTERPIECE AND/OR ORAL HISTORY(S) HERE!
(and don't forget your contest application form)