October 20 is the deadline for entering the 2012 YouTube Challenge for high school and college students, issued by the Department of Youth, Young, Adult, and Campus Ministries of the Orthodox Church in America.
“A new program of the department, the YouTube Challenge invites high school and college students to respond to scriptural questions with a short video,” said Andrew Boyd, department chair. “A team of judges, lead by Priest Sergius Halvorsen, Homelitics Professor at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, will offer feedback. Videos may be submitted either by individuals or by groups, such as an OCF chapter or parish youth group.”
Participation is welcome for the high school division (ages 14-18) and the college division (ages 18-28) by all Orthodox Christians in North America.
“The highest scoring individual submission will be offered a trip to the 2013 Festival of Young Preachers in Atlanta, GA from January 2-5, 2013,” Andrew continued. “We hope this challenge will encourage our youth and young adults to think seriously about their faith and how to articulate it to an on-line environment.”
Additional information, including rules, guidelines, judging criteria, and challenge questions can be found here.