The Worthington Foundation has launched the iHistory WW2 Video Contest, a national competition to inspire teen filmmakers to capture stories from World War II veterans on film. There are 1.2 million World War II veterans still living today, but this generation is rapidly disappearing and their untold stories of bravery and sacrifice deserve to be heard.
From August 19, through November 20, 2013, aspiring young filmmakers (ages 13-18), can film interviews with WWII veterans about their experiences during the war. Interviews will be archived at the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project .
After the interviews have been submitted to the Veterans History Project, the students will enter the second phase of the Contest where they will compete for prizes. Entrants will create mini-documentaries using portions of the veterans’ interviews. Eligible films will be voted upon by the public and a panel of qualified judges for best entries.
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