Frequently Asked Questions
- Issues regarding copyright: The emphasis of the Jim Harbin Student Media Festival is on “original” creativity. Collaboration between students can draw upon artistic, musical, written and technical skills that would result in an “original” production. Copyright is not an issue when students produce “original” material. In the instances where it is desired to incorporate copyrighted material, in addition to appropriate credit being given as to the source, the production application submitted to the Jim Harbin Student Media Festival must be accompanied by a copyright permissions letter from the copyholder(s). Students MAY use Creative Commons licensed content and content in the Public Domain if the correct guidelines are followed. View the Copyright Guidelines for more information.
- How long can my video be? It depends on the category; view the Jim Harbin Rules for Entering.
- How will my entry be judged? To help you plan for what the judges are looking for, view the Judging Rubric.
- Is there a storyboard template to use? Storyboards ARE required for submissions; however, you do NOT have to use one particular type of storyboard. You can view some samples here. ..
- What else do I need to know before I submit? We have a Checklist for Submitting document you should review.