Optional Categories - Teeneagle Online English Competition

Creating a Universal Network

1. This is an OPTIONAL category.

2. Participants are assigned two topics that are related to the resources provided. For the purpose of the Short Film category, participants are to choose one of these topics to focus on.

3. While the short film may include many “actors”, one short film can have up to three official participants. These participants must all partake in the main competitions of the Teeneagle rounds.

4. Participants must create a 120-240 second video that includes the elements and assessment criteria listed below.

5. Judges will consider the following criteria and circle a number to indicate how well the student performed in each area. Judges are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on how they believe the story can be improved.

6. For the sake of this competition, Teeneagle is looking for primarily fictional works. Creative nonfiction may be considered as long as the work still follows our criteria.

7. The grading criteria is as follows:

– Characters
– Setting
– Dialogue
– Plot
– Ending
– Grammar/Vocabulary/Literary devices

8. You must send your short video on ONE of the two topics given under your own competition category book only. Thus, if your book is “The Little Prince”, your video should be about one of the topics given under “The Little Prince”.

The topics for Global Finals 2022 are as follows:

THE LITTLE PRINCE
1) It is only with the heart that one sees rightly–what is essential is invisible to the eye.
2) Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

DANNY CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
1) Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.
2) Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.

THE ALCHEMIST
1) People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
2) It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

OUTLIERS
1) Hard work is only a prison sentence when you lack motivation.
2) Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.

When submitting to the Short Film category, participants are required to add the following:

– A pitch of the work, containing the PREMISE and the STAKES, not over 100 words long

– The creators can be maximum three students.

– All submitted works are to be uploaded on YouTube. We accept unlisted links only.

– The UNLISTED YouTube link to the short film must be submitted with the following title: “Teeneagle Short Film – YEAR: Title of the project”.

– By sending the submitted work, participants agree to allow certain clips of these short films to be potentially used freely as commercial material for Teeneagle. 

– Teeneagle advocates for the freedom of speech and expression. That being said, we will NOT accept works that advocate or attempt to justify discrimination of any kind. We do not wish to see gratuitous violence, nor the use of excessive profanity. We recognize that creative works are allowed to incorporate themes of this calibre, but we ask that they do so in an acceptable and respectful manner. Any creative works that violate one or more of these guidelines will be disqualified. For specific questions on acceptability, please contact the Teeneagle competition team and ask openly.

1. This is an OPTIONAL category.

2. Participants are asked to demonstrate a talent such as drawing, playing music, singing, and so on.

3. Any talent within the show must last less than five (5) minutes overall.

4. The purpose of the talent show is not to be competitive. Rather, participants are encouraged to demonstrate any entertaining skills they may have. The talent show exists to promote participation, honesty, and presentation.

5. No participant shall be made to feel as if their participation in the talent show is required.