Q. I looked at old videos and some of the songs were ABOUT the morning show. Do they have to be?
A. No. Simply give us and Karmin a shout out. This way we know the video was made specifically for this contest.
Q. How long should it be?
A. It doesn’t have to be a whole song if you don’t want, but it should be at least 2 minutes. Some people add “skits” which is fine. Total length shouldn’t exceed 5 minutes.
Q. Can we do a Karmin song?
A. Yes, but you don’t have to.
Q. Can we lip-sync?
A. The students in the video MUST sing, but you can record the audio and video separately, just like a real music video. So you’re lip syncing on the video, but what we’re hearing should still be the same student, not the original artist.
Q. Can adults help or must it be all student-made?
A. Adults can assist, but the majority of work should be done by students. Adults may do 100% of the video shooting and editing for the K-5 and 6-8 grade levels.
Q. What format can I submit the video in?
A. We’ll only accept links from YouTube. So upload it, then include the link on the entry form. Make sure the video is set to Public.
Q. If we use students from different classes and we win, who gets the $1500?
A. The organizer who submits the video should be a teacher from the school. The teacher will be able to use the money at his/her discretion.
Q. What are we judged on?
A. It’s a combination of the singing and the video.
Q. Do we have to play instruments?
A. No, you can use an instrumental or karaoke track. (Try searching iTunes to find them). But playing instruments is great if you’ve got that talent too!
Q. Can my after-school group participate?
A. Yes, as long as it’s associated with a public or private school and all students are from the same school. Your cheerleading squad, football team, choir club or debate team can participate!