CNIB Young Centenary Competition


CNIB clients ages six to 16 are invited to join in and celebrate CNIB's 100th Anniversary!  Share your passion while exploring the history of CNIB and how the organization has transformed over the years. 

CNIB Saskatchewan is holding a competition to showcase the talents of our kids!  Your mission is to research, produce and present a short three-to-four-minute video on the impact that CNIB has had in your life and how it has evolved over 100 years.  

Use your creative side and make it a documentary, news story, interview or play.  Your goal is to make your audience excited about CNIB, the role we have played your life and in Canada's history, celebrate CNIB 100 years and the role we will play for the next 100 years!

Video's will be judged by a selection committee who will look for impact, content, creativity, style, professionalism and timing (no more than three to four minutes).

What's in in for you?

  • All entries will receive a CNIB 100 Years Young Centenary T-shirt and a gift card
  • The Winner will receive a free iPad Pro 12.9", a $500 Visa Gift Card for travel, one night’s accommodation on March 21, 2018 in Saskatoon the opportunity to attend CNIB's 100th Anniversary Celebration where the winning video will be aired!
  • The Winner will be announced by February 16th, 2018!
Video Submissions must contain:
  • A completed participant registration form with a headshot photo to be emailed to 
  • A bumper at the start of the video that is CNIB's 100 Years logo.  This clip can be downloaded here​
  • A signed Interview Release Form for anyone in the video including you!  This release can be downloaded here​​. 
  • An intro stating your first name only and where you are from and a short description of your eye condition.
  • How CNIB has impacted your life.
  • A link to Video Tips is included in the Participant Guidelines can be downloaded here​​.
  • Descriptive video. 
Send us your Video:
  • CNIB will be using Dropbox​, a free file sharing program to send and receive videos.  A parent or guardian can set up a free drop box account.  When the video is in Dropbox, you can share the file with email address
  • The deadline for receipt of videos is Monday, December 18th, 2017 at Noon!
  • Remember – signed Interview Release Forms must accompany your video for anyone featured in your video including yourself! 
Checklist of What to Submit to CNIB by Monday, December 18, 2017 at noon to​
Completed Registration Form.
Dropbox file containing:
        Video that is no more than three to four minutes                    in length, an includes the bumper. 
        Signed Interview Release Forms​ for anyone                        participating in the Video.

Participant Guidelines

Video Content:

The Young Centenary Competition is an opportunity to raise awareness about CNIB and share in the organizations unique history for our 100th Anniversary. You can include interviews, interesting photographs, dress up in costume, or put on a play.

The judges will be reviewing the videos based on six key elements including:  impact, content, creativity, style, professionalism and timing (no more than three to four minutes). The criteria can be downloaded here so you can think about this while you make your video.

Most importantly, don’t forget to be creative and HAVE FUN!


You may wish to interview someone in your video. If you do this, you need to have them complete an Interview Release Form. Which you can download here. Interview Release Forms should be submitted along with your project through a Dropbox​ account to 

Length of Video:

Videos must be between three and four minutes long in total, so be sure to plan your time carefully. Videos that don’t meet this requirement will be deducted points by the judges. (one point per every 10 seconds over or under the time permitted will be deducted).

To mark CNIB's 100th birthday, we would like you to use the last 30 seconds to tell us why CNIB is important to Canada's history and why is it still relevant in 2017?

Images and Copyright:

Before including images in your video, you should check to see if there is a copyright. A copyright means that someone owns the image and you have to get their permission to use it. If you do get permission to use a copyrighted image in your video, please include proof of permission when you submit your video.

Copyright-free images:

Many historical images no longer have a copyright, which means that nobody owns the copyright and you are free to use the image without asking permission. These images are also said to be in the public domain.


For both copyrighted and non-copyrighted images, you should still credit (source) your image properly so that people know where you got it. If you find an image online through a museum, archive, or database, they will usually indicate how you should credit the image. You can create a caption for your image, or you can include this information in your end credits.


If you wish to include music in your video, you should be careful about what you use. Most popular music will have a copyright, which means that someone owns the music and you do not have permission to publish it as part of your video. It’s best to find music that is copyright free. There are a few websites that have copyright free music, and you can also purchase copyright free music through iStock​. Purchasing a song through iTunes does not give you permission to use the song in your video.

Video Editing:

None of the bundled editing programs available with most video cameras will be as easy to use or accessible as those already on most PC and Mac computers. If it’s not already included with your computer, Windows Live Movie Maker can be downloaded for free here​.  If you have access to more robust programs such as Final Cut or Adobe Premier you are welcome to use them.

CNIB has created short introduction (called a “bumper”) that should be inserted at the beginning of your video. You can download the bumper here. 

Note: The file size for your completed video should be between 100 and 300 MB. Important: please submit the final version of the video as a .mov, .mp4 or .avi file.

Uploading the Video:

We will be using Dropbox, a free, file sharing service, to send and receive videos. With a parent or guardian, visit here to create a free, online account. Upload your video to a Dropbox folder, right click the file and click “get link” next to the Dropbox icon. Copy and email the link to​

Videos are due to CNIB no later than December 18, 2017.


A selection committee will review the videos based on the different criteria in the rubric enclosed. The judges will select final winner, who will receive a free iPad Pro 12.9", a $500 Visa Gift Card for travel, one night’s accommodation on March 21, 2018 in Saskatoon the opportunity to attend CNIB's 100th Anniversary Celebration where the winning video will be aired!