Multi-Year Strategic Plan Student Video Contest

The York Catholic District School Board would like to continue to focus efforts on generating greater awareness of the Board's Mission and Vision Statements, Core Values and Strategic Commitments. To assist with this, we would like to invite students/classes to participate in a Short Video Contest: How We Witness YCDSB's Multi-Year Strategic Plan in our School.

The short video could address:

  • How We Witness YCDSB's Mission Statement,
  • How We Witness YCDSB's Vision Statement,
  • How We Witness YCDSB's Core Values,
  • How We Witness YCDSB's Strategic Commitments,
  • or a combination of all four of the above pillars that form the framework of our MYSP.

Winning videos (1st, 2nd, 3rd place in elementary and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in secondary) will be announced during Catholic Education Week (May 1- 5, 2017). Winning videos will be used by the Board for purposes of promoting its MYSP.



Elementary Students

The elementary students contest is open to all current YCDSB students in Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Secondary Students

The secondary students contest is open to all current YCDSB students in grades 9 to 12.

Competition Timeline

Entry Deadline
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Entry Requirements

Submissions should consist of a video, no longer than 2 minutes in length.

Note: The winning submissions will be shared with the public on the YCDSB YouTube Channel. In this way we hope that many parents, students, teachers, parishioners and other friends of the YCDSB will be able to enjoy the messages shared about YCDSB's Multi-Year Strategic Plan.

Video Format

To make this contest as easy as possible to produce and share, you are required to create a video that is no longer than 2 minutes in length. The video must be uploaded to the entry form in order to be viewed by the judging committee.

Parent/Guardian Consent and Contest Submission Form

Parents/Guardians of all student video contest participants must have completed and returned the appropriate York Catholic District School Board Use of Image/Voice Consent Form before an entry is submitted.

Content Restrictions

All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges to ensure that the content of the entry is appropriate in nature and to ensure entries abide by the content restrictions contained in these official competition rules.

Submitted videos must not contain:

  • Inappropriate material as determined by the York Catholic District School Board. This includes profanity.
  • Dangerous stunts
  • Material that is likely to cause offence to any person or to injure the name, reputation or standing of any person in any way, directly or indirectly


After the submission deadline, the entries will be reviewed and winning entries will be determined by a panel of judges.


Prizes for the top three winning submissions in each panel will be awarded as follows:

1st Place
3 iPads for the school, School Visit and Photo Opp with Director of Education, Video featured on Board Website and Board Promo Materials
2nd Place
2 iPads for the school, Video featured on Board Website and Board Promo Materials
3rd Place
1 iPad for the school, Video featured on Board Website and Board Promo Materials