Reminder: LegacyQuest Letters of Intent Due December 13

*Here’s the blog we ran a while back announcing LegacyQuest, the International Children’s Film and Video Festival that will be held during AntiquityNOW Month in May 2014.  Please contact Shirley K. Gazsi, president of AntiquityNOW, at sgazsi@antiquitynow.org to discuss any ideas or if you have questions about an entry.  We look forward to your submissions!

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Discovering the secrets of past lives can often defy conventional wisdom and astound our modern sensibilities.  With this in mind, AntiquityNOW (AN) and Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) are launching the first LegacyQuest International Children’s Film and Video Festival open to young people between the ages of 12 and 15 (6th – 8th grades) in the United States and abroad.  It will be held in conjunction with The Archaeology Channel (TAC) International Film and Video Festival, May 9-13, 2014, in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

shirley quoteYoung people are encouraged to submit videos or films that represent antiquity’s legacy in contemporary life.  For example, students may show how today’s green technology has roots in ancient people’s use of thermal energy and wind power to heat their homes and pump their water. Creative and varied perspectives of historical and modern connections can be captured in any form, including documentary, narrative and journalistic, as well as interpretive styles using music or art.

rick quoteThe concept for the festival was designed in accordance with U.S. social studies programs and correlates with the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.  Entries may be submitted by an individual student (with parent) or by a group or class under the guidance of a teacher (with parents’ permissions).

Letters of Intent (in English) with a one-page description of the video or film are due December 13, 2013.  Final submissions are due February 28, 2014.

For full submission details and examples of video topics visit https://antiquitynow.org/antiquity-now-month/legacy-quest-festival.

Click here to download the press release.

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