The LegacyQuest 2016 Letter of Intent Deadline is Approaching!

It’s not too late to get involved! Contact us if you need an extension.

Letter of Intent Deadline- December 11, 2015

Final Entry Submission Deadline- February 26, 2016



LegacyQuest large logo blue borderAntiquityNOW (AN) and Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) are announcing a call for entries for the 2016 LegacyQuest International Children’s Film and Video Festival. The Festival is 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 11-15, 2016, in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Films must be produced in 2015 and 2016.

Catie 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 video form, including documentary, narrative and journalistic, as well as interpretive styles using music or art.

Click here to view previous entries and click here to view a blog post describing each entry.

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).

The 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.  

“We live in an exciting age of innovation,” said Shirley K. Gazsi, president of AntiquityNOW. “Through LegacyQuest we are looking to spark the minds and creative talents of young people to demonstrate how much we owe today’s invention to the ingenuity of our ancestors.”

“LegacyQuest fits nicely with TAC Festival,” said Richard Pettigrew, Executive Director of Archaeological Legacy Institute.  “Our connection with AntiquityNOW gives us the opportunity we’ve always wanted to involve young people in our event.  Both our organizations feel strongly about the value of exploring the human past and expanding the consciousness of new generations of people.  Having them make movies is the perfect idea!”

Guide for submission: Videos or films should be five minutes in length.  Along with the video or film, registrants must include an Entry Form, research notes, storyboard (optional), and script.  A short essay (250-500 words, in English) on why this particular topic was chosen, biographies of participants, a feedback form and translation of materials to English, if necessary, are also required.

Letters of Intent (in English) with a description of the video or film are due December 11, 2015.  Final submissions are due February 26, 2016.

For full submission details and examples of video topics visit the official LegacyQuest page.

Click here to download the press release.

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