Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


FAQ for Educators and Parents


Q: How can I share the contest with my students?

A: We offer posters and fliers here to help you promote the contest (link?). Also, you can spread the word on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


Q: Can I help my teen/student with the filming process?

A: No, the entrant must be solely responsible for the filming, interviewing and editing of their video and Entry.


FAQ for Students


Q: What is iHistory WW2?

A: The iHistory WW2 Video Contest is an undertaking that aims to preserve the stories of veterans through the documentary work of teens.  We want to engage America’s youth to perverse the legacies of veterans before they are lost.


Q: How old do I have to be to enter the contest?

A: Entrants must be at least 13 and no more than 18 years old as of October 1, 2013.


Q: Do I have to be in high school?

A: You must be currently enrolled in a public or private junior high or high school, or home-schooled with an accredited and recognized home-schooling program.


Q: Is there any cost to enter?

A: No, there are no fees to enter.


Q: How long does the video have to be?

A: The Library of Congress interview submission must be 30 minutes or longer. The mini documentary submission must be between 3 to 5 minutes.


Q:  When can I mail in the video interview for the Library of Congress?

A:   You can mail in the video and the paperwork required for the Library of Congress between August 19 and November 20, 2013.


Q: When can I submit my 3-5 minute mini-documentary video?

A: Submission dates are October 1 through November 20, 2013.


Q: What are the prizes?

A: Please see our Prizes page.


Q: When will you announce the winners?

A: We will announce the winners on or about February 2014.


Q: How do I find a veteran to interview?

A: Ask your friends, family, and teachers if they know any WWII veterans. Visit our Find A Veteran guide for more resources.


Q: Where can I find permission requests and other forms?

A: When you Register for the contest you will find these forms on our website.


Q: What if I don’t have a very good video camera?

A: We accept submissions filmed on most cameras, except no webcams or cell phones. Read our Interview Guide for tips on storytelling, interview, microphone use, composition and lighting.


Q: How do I submit my video?

A: Read our Official Rules, then register to enter the contest.


Register now to access our step-by-step guide, release forms, and resources!





Sponsor: Worthington Foundation, Inc.