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Monday, September 13, 2010

Student Video Contest; Win $50!

Homeschool Connections
It's Show Time!

Inspired by the recent YouTube videos put together by our instructors, Homeschool Connections is having a Student Video Contest!

First Place Prize = $50
Second Place Prize = $25
Third Place Prize = $10
All entrants will receive a $10-off coupon for any future Homeschool Connections live course.

The fine print:

Eligibility: Students currently or formerly enrolled in a Homeschool Connections live course or Subscription Service.

Theme: "Why I Love Homeschool Connections!" Your video should let other Catholic homeschool students know what makes Homeschool Connections special and why they should consider being a part of our home study program.

Publication: Entry into this contest implies that Homeschool Connections is free to publicize your video and use it on their website, blog, Facebook, YouTube channel, and Twitter.

Privacy: No last names or private information in videos to protect students' identities.

Length: Approximately 2 to 4 minutes.

Entries can be from individuals or teams (team members split the prize)

Entries can be as simple as sitting in front of your computer's webcam or as complicated as using video and editing software.

Video should include our website,

The Top Three Videos will be chosen by Homeschool Connections' staff. They will then be posted to the HC Facebook Fan Page where fans will vote for their favorite. Winners will be determined by the number of "likes" by fans. Fans can only vote once.

Dates: Contest starts September 20 and ends October 8, 2010 at midnight Pacific time. The Top Three will be announced October 11, 2010. The Facebook voting will take place October 12 to 15 at Noon Pacific time.

Email entries to with:
  • Link to your video on YouTube
  • Your full name and home address so we may issue prize check
  • Email address
  • Name of video and length

How to record a video from your webcam on YouTube:

1. Sign up for a Youtube account if you don't already have one. It's free and takes 5 minutes of your time.
  • From, click on Sign up
  • Create your account
2. Click on "Upload"
3. Click on "Record from web camera"
  • You might be prompted with a Privacy Settings popup. Simply click Allow.
4. You will see an image of yourself in the window provided.
5. Click the Record button.
6. Click the Stop or square button in the lower left corner of the button once finished recording.
7. You can then either Publish, Re-record, or Preview. Click Publish if finished with recording.
8. You are done with the recording part.
9. You can disable comments and set privacy.

Now, if you are happy with the video you can click on Save Changes.

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