Holiday Video Contest Rules and Regulations

The holidays are fast-approaching. How do you plan to spend your holiday? Record your celebration and enter it into our Holiday Video Contest.

Share a video and tell us about how you celebrated one of the holidays. You can document your Thanksgiving celebration, Christmas festivities, or enjoy ringing in the New Year. Explain how celebrating your selected holiday is different than how you would celebrate it in your home country. The winner will be featured on our monthly J-1 Journey blog.

Entry Requirements

  1. You must be currently participating in or will be participating in our exchange program before November 23, 2018. You must be in the United States
  2. You must be an intern or trainee participating in an exchange visitor program sponsored by the American Immigration Council

Video Requirements:

  1. Video must be in English
  2. Video must five minutes or less
  3. Video content must not disparage sponsor or host company
  4. Video content must not contain inappropriate, indecent, and lewd materials
  5. Record a video showcasing your holiday celebration.
  6. Give your video a name

How to Submit Your Video:

  1. Your video file name should be the title of your video, along with your last name.
  2. Upload your video to Dropbox or email it to us directly at [email protected]
  3. If your video is the winner, you will receive an email from us on 01/15/2018

Here’s some ideas for the content of your video:

  1. Vlog the days leading up to the celebration (ex: Christmas shopping; cutting the turkey; Kissing under the mistletoe
  2. Who are you celebrating the holiday with?
  3. Be original and have fun!

Video Contest Timeline

  • Contest officially opens 11/20/2018
  • Final video submission 01/08/2019
  • Finalist will be announced 01/15/2019


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