About the Project - iHistory WW2 Contest | Oral History | Teens


With the passing of roughly 1,000 World War II veterans per day, the stories and experiences of these American heroes are rapidly being lost and forgotten forever. The iHistory WW2 video competition is engaging America’s youth in an effort to preserve one of the most important events in American history.

The iHistory WW2 video competition is proud to connect teenagers with WWII veterans, giving students the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of history. The students will film an interview with a WWII veteran that will be submitted to the Library of Congress. Then the students will use editing resources provided on our website to make a mini-documentary which they will submit to the competition on YouTube.

The iHistory WW2 video competition began in 2009 when film maker, Jeffrey Worthington, had the vision of using media to mobilize youth to record history from the people who made it.  He and his team garnered support from organizations and individuals, developed the iHistory website, and pushed through obstacles in the pursuit  of preserving our American history and connecting two distant generations.

The iHistory WW2 contest is working to bridge the generation gap and allow teens to engage and learn from a rapidly disappearing generation. The American heroes who served during the war had their lives changed forever by their experiences in their fight for the freedoms we enjoy today.


Their stories must never be forgotten.




Sponsor: Worthington Foundation, Inc.