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Step One

The Theme!

My Safer at Home Story  

Everyone has a SAFER AT HOME Story! In the midst of a pandemic, we want to hear yours! What incredible narrative do you have, whether truth or fiction, that will entertain, educate, or impact your audience?

Step Two

Create Your Clips Video.

Your video should clearly tell a story with an effective beginning, middle, and end.  


Maximize the app Clips in a creative way as you incorporate media such as video, photos, live titles, filters, labels, posters, stickers, emojis, and of course music.  


All media assets must be student-created, copyright free, or licensed under Creative Commons. See the rubric for specific criteria judges will use.


Step Three

Determine a school winner for each category.

Each school is allowed three finalists that will move on to the state contest. How you select the winning finalists is up to you. Once you have made your school selection, acquire permission from a parent/guardian, and turn in your entry to the following link

Permission and Release Form

Step Four

Determine a state winner for each category.

The final contest winners will be determined and announced on May 22, 2020, via email and this website.


If you have questions or need additional information regarding the contest, visit our FAQ page or email  We look forward to receiving video entries from your students!


Bethany Nugent, Brendan Kelly, Felecity Treptow, Jeanne Halderson, Rita Mortenson, Tammy Trzebiatowski and Joe Robinson.

Apple Distinguished Educators


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Who can enter?

Wisconsin classrooms in grades 4-8 are invited, and each school will select three semifinalists.  Students compete as individuals and not as a group. Please contact us at if you are interested in participating.


How will my school determine the semifinalist at our level?

Schools can decide how they will determine the three winning entries at their individual location.  Some are having students decide, and others have formed a committee of educators. Whatever is best for your school!


How will I submit my school’s semi finalist winners?

Each school has the opportunity to submit three videos, and individual schools are responsible for attaining proper permissions from students and parents.  Final videos will be uploaded here - Video Submissions.  You will export your final video to the camera roll in the form of .mov file.  All entries must be uploaded by 10:00 p.m. CT on May 17, 2019.


How will videos be judged?

Videos will be judged according to the rubric, and three final winners will be selected. See Judging Details for information about how student work will be evaluated.  Winners will be announced on May 24th, 2019. We are unable to provide individualized feedback due to the number of entries.


Are there prizes?

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 state winners.


How can I teach my students to use Clips?

We found this video to be especially helpful to share with students when learning how to use Clips.  

Meet Clips -


Can students use copyrighted or fair use materials?

Students are encouraged to create their own images but are allowed to use cited fair-use images. All fair-use materials must be cited with  "Source: __________" on the bottom of the clip or on a clip at the end of the video.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?


Who are we?

We are Apple Distinguished Educators from Wisconsin.  We wanted to create a video contest to showcase the amazing work of our students are creating using the app Clips.  It’s such an easy, yet sophisticated app that we knew the idea would catch momentum. Thank you for participating this year!

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Bethany Nugent, Brendan Kelly, Felecity Treptow, Jeanne Halderson,  Rita Mortenson, & Tammy Trzebiatowski .

Apple Distinguished Educators

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