Music Video Contest
for Tennessee Students in Grades K-12
Jump$tart will host its Financial Literacy Music Video Contest during the 2019-2020 school year! We’re changing things up with the winners receiving a special event hosted at their school in spring 2020. Be on the lookout for additional details and deadlines at the start of the fall 2019 semester.
Develop a one-minute (or less) personal finance themed music video
To show off your personal finance knowledge and music creativity – you might become an internet sensation!
Tennessee K-12 students in school classes/community groups/after school groups
Well, read on for more details!
The Tennessee Jump$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 last year’s winners.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkOC4j7SDSY - 1st place
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YHnDidkC4A -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
Register your music video team at https://surveybuilder.com/s/nVT6a.
You will be asked for:
Team Name (Individual or Group Team)
School/Organization/After School Group/Club etc.
First and Last Names of all Team Members
Teacher/Group Sponsor Name
Teacher/Group Sponsor Email and Phone Number
Upload video by posting to twitter or Facebook with #tnjsmusicvideo or submit the video using this link: http://woobox.com/9hw8k2
The person who is the “team captain” should be the name entered with the upload.
Prior to video upload, teacher/group sponsor must email to Tennessee Jump$tart (firstname.lastname@example.org) the signed contestant release forms (one per student) found on the last page of this document (parent/guardian signatures are required). Release forms are required for all team members.
Individual or team videos allowed, though team size is limited to 10 students
Up to 2 entries per person allowed (you can appear in up to 2 videos)
Contest is open to Tennessee students in grades K-12
Eligible students may be enrolled in public, private, charter, or home school; 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
TBD (Fall 2019)
TBD (Winter 2020)
Voting will take place on the following site: http://woobox.com/9hw8k2
Notification and Finalists
Finalists will be notified by TBD (Winter 2020)
The top ten videos with the most “likes” during the voting period will become finalists
Judges will select the winners from the top ten finalists
Number of “likes” received
Content (personal finance subject matter)
Creativity (visuals, sweet dance moves, etc.)
Delivery (how your message is conveyed)
Winners Will Receive
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 Educators and Group Leaders
Why should I use music and song creation in the classroom?
Learning through song...
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:
Consider using the Country Music Hall of Fame’s curriculum Words & Music: Teaching Language Arts Through Lyric Writing
Make use of rhyming dictionaries such as Rhymezone
Check out relevant blogs and articles such as Songwriting Tips for the Amateur to Professional, Songwriting from All Directions, 10 Must-Read Tips for Aspiring Singer-Songwriters, and Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing