Music Video Contest
for Tennessee Students in Grades K-12
Jump$tart will host its Financial Literacy Music Video Contest during the 2019-2020 school year! We’re changing things up with the winners receiving a special event hosted at their school in spring 2020.
Create an one-minute (or less) personal finance themed music video
Tennessee K-12 students in school classes/community groups/after school groups
To show off your personal finance knowledge and music creativity – you might become an internet sensation!
Read on for more details!
The Tennessee Jump$tart Personal Finance Music Video Contest is designed to give Tennessee students in grades K-12 the opportunity to use their creativity to share their personal finance knowledge through music. Contest entrants will record a music video in which they will share a personal finance focused message. Click the links below to view 2018 winners.
http://youtu.be/qg8OhJJNZO8 – 1st place
http://youtu.be/A67Yt7oWEd4 – 2nd place
http://youtu.be/_uwF_lVnekQ – 3rd place
Create a song about personal finance
Record the song performance using your mobile device or other video recording system (essentially, create a music video)
Music video must be 1 minute or less in length
Individual or team videos allowed; team size is limited to 10 students
Up to 2 entries per student allowed (you can appear in up to 2 videos)
Prior to video upload, the teacher/group sponsor must email Tennessee Jump$tart (email@example.com) a signed contestant release form for each student on the video team (parent/guardian and teacher/sponsor signatures required) and one completed registration form for the video team. Release forms are required for all team members.
Upload video by posting to Twitter or Facebook using #tnjmusicvideo2020 or via this link: https://woobox.com/p7jy53
The person who is the “team captain” should be the name entered with the upload.
Contest is open to Tennessee students in grades K-12.
Eligible students may be enrolled in public, private, charter, or home schools; or involved in groups such as after school programs, community groups, etc.
Only individuals appearing in the video or involved in the development and production of the video are eligible for awards.
October 14, 2019 - January 17, 2020 (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Through February 7, 2020 (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Voting will take place on the following site: https://woobox.com/p7jy53
Notification and Finalists
Finalists will be notified by February 14, 2020.
The top ten videos with the most “likes” during the voting period will become finalists.
Judges may include up to two wildcards as finalists.
Judges will select the winners from the top ten finalists and the two wildcards.
Members of PFMV Committee will act as judges for the competition
Each judge will complete a scorecard
Number of “likes” received
Content (personal finance subject matter)
Creativity (visuals, sweet dance moves, etc.)
Delivery (how your message is conveyed)
Quality of video (picture, sound)
Winners Will Receive
A celebration will be held for the top three winners at their location the week of March 9, 2020 or a date convenient for the winning teams. During the celebration the top five winning videos will be highlighted; awards and prizes will also be presented.
The top three teams will receive awards and prizes at the celebration event.
The top ten teachers/sponsors will receive a complimentary registration to attend the 2020 TN Jump$tart Personal Financial Education Conference in Gatlinburg.
Prizes will also be awarded to teachers/sponsors.
Disqualification may occur if:
A video is deemed to be lacking in content, utilizes profanity/other inappropriate language (verbal or non-verbal), and/or is submitted after the deadline
Other contest guidelines are not met
FAQ for Teachers/Sponsors
Why should I use music and song creation in the classroom?
Stimulates various learning styles
Utilizes student creativity
Builds classroom community
Requires content research
Engages students in collaborative learning
Utilizes project based learning
Provides opportunities for cross curricular collaboration
What song strategies are acceptable for the contest?
Narratives accompanied by music
What content or topics should be covered in the songs?
We are leaving the creativity up to the students, but they might consider some of the following song strategies:
Instructional or “how to”
Test prep or vocabulary
Biographical or historical
What are some songwriting resources?
The following are some ideas and resources for songwriting:
Make use of rhyming dictionaries such as Rhymezone
Check out relevant blogs and articles such as Songwriting from All Directions, 10 Must-Read Tips for Aspiring Singer-Songwriters, and Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing