GB Video Competition 2024: Want to Win a Brigade Scholarship?

Jun 7, 2024 2:46:04 PM | Brigader Buzz GB Video Competition 2024: 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 to find the words and resources to perfectly explain what it is like to take part in a brigade, which is why we need your help! Starting June 10th, we’re kicking off our annual GB Video 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
  4. Bonus: Throwback winner from 2010 video competition winner 

These finalists earned their spot for different reasons: their videos included staff and community member perspectives, told a captivating story, and were creative! We also enjoyed how these finalists highlighted the positive impact made through Global Brigades, provided information with data from GB’s Monitoring & Evaluation team, 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 other topics that would be resourceful to future brigaders like yourself.  . We want your videos to tell a story or have a central theme so that they can inform future volunteers what Global Brigades is all about! The videos can be film-based, styled like  drawn, graphic design, or animated, the more creative the better. 

The top five videos will be featured on the Global Medical 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 August 26th 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, screenshot the guidelines below and plan your video content
    1. If you’re creating video from a past brigade, be sure to follow the guidelines below
  2. With the content you’ve captured, be sure it meets ALL the general requirments listed below, and that you’ve tailored the video to earn as many points as possible.
  3. Submit your video by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, August 26th through the form at the bottom of this page.
  4. Finalists will be announced on Monday, September 2nd and then you, your fellow brigaders, friends, and family can vote for your favorite video
    1. The 5 videos with the highest score out of 15 points will be posted on the Global Medical Brigades Youtube Page for public voting.
  5. Vote by liking, commenting, and sharing and then wait for the winning video to be announced on September 23rd! Keep in mind that the winner will receive a brigade scholarship!
    1. The winner will be chosen based on the number of likes, comments, and shares on the post

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General Requirements:

  • Videos should be no more than 3 minutes
  • Include your name and university  in the file name of your video file submission
  • 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 children without context
  • Poor attention to detail in editing and audio



  • Each like and comment will receive one point
  • Each share will receive two points
  • If you share on social media platforms and tag @globalbrigades, you will receive a bonus point!


General requirements: 1-3 points

  • Publishable on YouTube (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, Collaborative Impact, Sustainable 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: footage, photos, transitions, animation, graphics, etc.
  • WOW factor

Design: 1-3 points

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

Overall Impact: 1-3 points

  • Captivates Global Brigades’ audience (university students)
  • Leaves a lasting impression on viewers
  • Would motivate others to get involved to make an impact

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

Written By: Global Brigades