The Massachusetts School Counselor Association announces the 2019 MASCA Video Contest. This contest gives Massachusetts school counselors, school counseling graduate students, and school counselor educators an opportunity to advocate for their profession by providing valuable insight into the role of the school counselor. The recent change to the license moving from Guidance Counselor to School Counselor was made in an attempt to more fully encapsulate the everyday role and training of the school counseling profession.
Help inform our stakeholders just what a school counselor is by creating a short video and entering it in the 2019 MASCA Video Contest. Video entries for this year’s contest should address the question, “What is a school counselor?”
Please note that MASCA may post video entries on the MASCA website, MASCA Facebook page, MASCA Twitter account, and MASCA YouTube Channel to reach a large audience of stakeholders, including administrators, teachers, parents, students, and future school counselors.
ELIGIBILITY: The 2019 MASCA Video Contest is open to all school counselors, school counseling graduate students, and school counselor educators.
AWARD: The finalists of the 2019 MASCA Video Contest will receive free registration to the MASCA 2019 Conference on April 29-30th. Additionally, finalists will have their videos featured at the conference luncheon.
SUBMISSION/DEADLINE: The MASCA Video Contest will open December 1, 2018. Video entries must be electronically submitted to http://bit.ly/2019VideoEntry by 11:59PM (EST) January 18, 2019. The winner will be announced during National School Counselors’ Week.
RULES: Videos must, in some form or fashion, address the topic “What is a school counselor?” At some point in the video, the creator must say ‘I am a school counselor.” Videos must not exceed 90 seconds in length. All videos must include a title. Video entries can be submitted in .mov or .mp4 format. Videos must be submitted before the deadline to be eligible. Only one video submission per person is permitted. If a video is created by a group, one group member must be identified as the creator/submitter. Video creators must own all rights to, or have appropriate permission to use, all material in video entries. Video creators must also include a release form for every person in the video.
JUDGING: Videos will be reviewed after the submission deadline and judged by the MASCA Governing Board. Videos will be evaluated primarily on originality of ideas, creativity, clarity of expression, and alignment with the video contest directions and topic described in the MASCA Video Contest Rules and Entry Form.