GB Video Competition 2019: Want to Win a Brigade Scholarship?

Jul 10, 2019 7:56:53 AM | Brigader Buzz GB Video Competition 2019: Want to Win a Brigade Scholarship?

We want your help to source new, engaging, and exciting videos to encourage more people to get involved in the Global Brigades movement!

Have you ever struggled to explain what Global Brigades is to your family, friends, or potential volunteers? We know that it can be difficult, but so important, to find the words and resources to perfectly explain what it is like to take part in a this international movement of empowerment and sustainable development, which is why we need your help! Starting January 30th, we are launching a new competition, and the best part? YOU could win a brigade scholarship! All you have to do is submit a video.

Here are the top three finalists from the previous Video Competition!

  1. How Do You Make a Meaningful Impact by Nelly Kowalewski
  2. Empowerment by Kathryn Carrier
  3. Global Water Brigades by Blaire Peterson

These finalists earned their spot for many different reasons: their videos included staff and community member perspectives, told a captivating story, and were creative! We also enjoyed that these finalists highlighted the positive impact made through Global Brigades, provided information with data from M&E, had good quality audio and footage, and utilized the GB Brand Resources.

We need your help to encourage more people to get involved in the Global Brigades movement! The videos you submit can be about the Holistic Model, a specific brigade program, The Empowered 100, or anything else that would be resourceful to future GB Chapter Leaders and brigaders like yourself. We want your videos to tell a story or have a central theme so that it can inform future volunteers what Global Brigades is all about! The videos can be film-based, drawn, graphic design, or animated, the more creative the better.

The top three videos will be featured on the Global Brigades Youtube Page, and the winner will earn one brigade scholarship. Global Brigades Staff will utilize the competition rubric to choose the best three videos, and then it will be up to the public to vote for the winner! The winner out of the top finalists will be based on which video receives the most likes, comments, and shares. You have until 11:59 pm on October 23rd to submit your video. Questions can be submitted to Be sure to include ‘VIDEO COMPETITION’ in the subject line. Happy creating!


  1. For your upcoming brigade, print out the guidelines below and plan your video content!
  2. With the content you’ve captured, be sure it meets ALL of the guidelines listed below, and that you’ve tailored the video to earn as many points as possible.
  3. Submit your video by 11:59 PM CST on October 23rd to the Global Brigades Video Submission Form
  4. Finalists will be announced on November 2nd and then you can vote for your favorite video!
  5. Wait for the winning video to be announced on November 6th! Keep in mind that the winner will receive a brigade scholarship and have their video displayed on Global Brigades’ YouTube page!
    • The winner will be chosen based on the number of likes, comments, and shares on the post!

General Requirements:

  • Videos should be no more than 3 minutes
  • Include Creator name in the title of Youtube video
  • Video must be submitted in MP4 or MOV format.  
  • Any data/information needs to be accurate- if you have questions about accuracy, please email with the subject line VIDEO COMPETITION QUESTION.
  • Any music used needs to have “Creative Commons” for copyright purposes
  • Follow all branding guidelines & use the GB Brand Resources when appropriate
  • Content follows Global Brigades’ ‘Three C’s’

What we’re not looking for: 

  • University/chapter specific videos
  • Unethical footage
    • No procedures (dental station)
    • No random kids without context
  • Poor attention to detail in editing and audio
  • Video montages with a background song
  • Videos without a storyline or central theme


  • Each like and comment will receive one point
  • Each share will receive two points
  • If you share on Instagram from November 2nd to November 6th and tag @globalbrigades, you will receive a bonus point!


General requirements: 1-3 points

  • Publishable (music, imagery, appropriate verbiage)
  • Use of at least 2 Global Brigades values listed on the website
  • Video must be under 3 minutes

Content: 1-3 points

  • Use of GB vocabulary: Holistic Model, The Empowered 100, GB365 Programming, etc.
  • Has a central theme/clear point of view
  • Use of GB Brand Resources

Creativity: 1-3 points

  • Uniqueness, originality
  • Use of video form: film, footage, photos, animation, graphics, etc.
  • WOW factor

Design: 1-3 points

  • Music, voiceover, graphics
  • Video quality
  • Color scheme

Overall Impact: 1-3 points

  • Captivates Global Brigades’ target audience (university students)
  • Leaves a lasting impression on viewers

We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Submit your video here.

Written By: Global Brigades