The contest is open to students in elementary school, high school, and college. Students are asked to submit a video of two minutes or less that creatively communicates how to tell if a site is reliable, following the ABCs of evaluating Web sites:
Are the authors of the information Accountable and Authoritative?
Do the authors lack Bias?
Is the content Current?
World Book Fact or Fiction? Student Video Contest submissions are being accepted through the end of November at http://videocontest.worldbook.com/. Students then get to vote for their favorite video through January 7th. Winners will be announced in January. The creator of the top vote-getting video will win a MacBook and his or her school will receive a digital video recorder. Creators of the second and third top vote-getting videos in each of three categories (kindergarten through eighth grade, ninth through 12th grades, and post-secondary) will win video iPods.