High School Group Video Division Application

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High School Group Video Division Eligibility

J.LIVE application HS group video eligibility

  • Group of high school students enrolled in a U.S. high school or a heritage school.
  • The group must be under the guidance of a Japanese language teacher affiliated with the AATJ.
  • The number of high school students who narrate the video in Japanese must be between two and five.
  • The narrator's first language must not be Japanese.
  • There can be no more than two groups from each high school.

High School Group Video Division 2023 Schedule

The entry submission period is 10/10/2023-10/26/2023.

J.LIVE HS Group Video Schedule

Video Content

Under the guidance of an instructor, students will create a video on the assigned presentation topic, "What sustains and supports us?"  The length of the video should be between 2 minutes 45 seconds and 3 minutes. The video may include still photos and graphics. Editing is encouraged, such as including background music. Group videos may also include the name of the school. Promotional content for your school is also acceptable, as long as it is consistent with the theme.

J.LIVE HS group video guidelines


How to Enter the Contest

The entry submission period is 10/10/2023-10/26/2023. After uploading the video to YouTube in the "unlisted" setting, the instructor must fill out the application form (available soon) along with parental consent forms (available soon) for all members of the production team. (The information on the application form should include basic information as well as an explanation in English of the intent of the video that the students have put together).

Presentation Format and Scoring

The submitted videos will be pre-screened prior to the final round in terms of the richness of the content, originality, message, and richness and accuracy of the use of Japanese. The top videos will be played on the day of the competition, and the audience/viewers will be asked to choose the winning video.

The high school Japanese program represented by the top group will receive a trophy and $300. The programs represented by the second and the third group will receive $200 and $100 respectively.