Enter in our first-ever Video Contest!

Attention Creative Video Producers, Directors, and Editors (yes, we mean YOU!)

You've got serious video production and editing skills and the TikTok views to show for it, right? Now's your chance to show them off for a good cause and maybe win $500 or more.


The best videos we receive will go on our Instagram, Facebook and website pages and the very best chosen by our panel of independent judges will get the big prize money.  And a list of ALL competitors will be published on The Village website after the competition.


You can win $500 and be featured on our social media channels and website by helping us raise awareness amongst parents about The Village and Rutledge Institute:


  • Enter on your own

  • Team up with friends 

  • Make it part of a school project

  • Use it to kick off a group fundraiser


Have fun and get creative! Just stay respectful--we want our message to persuade moms and dads to bring their little ones to The Village and The Rutledge Institute.


Check out the rules below.  If you have questions, contact VillageVideoContest@gmail.com.

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  1. Submit a video of 1 to 3 minutes in length that promotes The Village and/or The Rutledge Institute.  (There is no penalty for not meeting the length requirement.)

  2. One prize will be awarded in the amount of $500 plus ½ of all entry fees collected in excess of $1000. 

  3. Use information in the public domain (www.thevillagecares.org and https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/grades-prek-4-education/rutledge/index.aspx and other public sources) supplemented by summaries provided to all competitors who register and answers to specific questions.  

  4. Questions must be submitted in writing to VillageVideoChallenge@gmail.com by January 10, 2022. 

  5. Copies of the questions asked by competitors and answers from The Village will be emailed to all competitors.

  6. Unless they are obtained from public domain, DO NOT use pictures or videos of teachers or students of The Village or The Rutledge Institute without prior written permission.  (Copies of such permission must be submitted with your video.)

  7. Judging will be based on the following:

    1. Effectiveness in communicating the mission(s) of The Village and/or The Rutledge Institute.

    2. Usefulness for recruiting families to The Village and The Rutledge Institute.

    3. Originality and entertainment value

  8. Every video submitted for competition will become the property of The Village and all rights to future use of the video are transferred upon delivery.

  9. Registration opens on November 18, 2021.  Registration may be done online or by US Mail.  It must include the name and contact information for the competitor, a completed registration form, ownership release, and payment of the entrance fee.  Incomplete registrations will not be accepted.  

  10. All videos must be submitted by midnight on January 18, 2022.  At the time of video submittal, each competitor must also provide signed release forms from all people shown in every part of the video that was not obtained from public sources.

  11. Failure to provide releases with a video submittal will result in disqualification AND forfeiture of all rights of the competitor to use or assert ownership rights to the video.

  12. The entry fee is $20 for the first 50 registrations and $50 after that. (Payment is due when you register, not when you submit your video.)

  13.  If you post your video on any social media platform or website, you will be disqualified, your registration fee will NOT be returned, and your potential prize money will be forfeited.