Contest now closed.

Awards Ceremony takes place on April 28th at the start of the Movie Talk.  Doors open at 6:30 pm at the Dana Center, located on the campus of Saint Anselm College.


The Euclide Gilbert French Language Foundation and the Franco-American Centre present the Concours Vidéo de langue française 2017.

All New England and New York State high school and college French language students are invited to participate in the contest.

Download the contest entry and parental consent forms.

Contest Rules

Content Requirements and Evaluation and Contest Rules

  1. Entries must demonstrate a response to the following prompt:

Many students choose to study abroad to learn about French language and culture.  Which country would you choose?

In a 1-2 minute video using at least 3 examples, explain why that country would be a good choice for learning about French language and culture.

With at least 3 examples, persuade the viewer why that country is your preferred choice for a study-abroad trip.

  1. The length of the video must be within 60 to 120 seconds (1-2 minutes)
  2. All videos must be in French.
  3. There are 2 contest categories: High School and College.
  4. Open to all high school and college French students in the New England States and NY
  5. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following:

a. Content (including at least 3 documentable facts re: French language or culture)

b. Language use (i.e. vocabulary, pronunciation, diction)

c. Video quality (i.e. technical quality – clear video and audio)

d. Creativity (i.e. interesting/engaging approach to the prompt)


  1. Prizes will be presented for each category as follows:
    1. One (1) First Place: $ 1,000
      1. Teacher of winning student receives $250 for his or her classroom
    2. One (1) Second Place: $ 500
    3. One (1) Third: $ 300
  2. Awards will be presented and winning entries distributed – during April 2017

Submission Requirements

  1. The URL for all video entries must be posted as a comment to the official contest YouTube video.
  2. There is no entry fee to participate.
  3. The entrants video description must include the following:
    1. Entrant’s name
    2. School name
    3. Teacher/Professor’s name (if applicable)
    4. City, state
    5. Title of video
  4. All portions of the online entry/release form must be completed prior to posting the video to YouTube for your video to be eligible. Forms can be sent to the Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire in two ways:
    1. Emailed to
    2. Sent via US Mail to: Franco-American Centre 100 Saint Anselm Drive #1798 Davison Hall

Manchester, NH 03102-1310

  1. Entries may be posted to YouTube starting on 3/1/17 at 5 P.M eastern time. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 P.M. eastern time on 3/24/17. Winner(s) will be announced no later than April 15, 2017.
  2. No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  3. No professional assistance is allowed. Entrant’s families and friends may assist with production, but are limited to verbal guidance only. Family and friends are allowed to be actors or cameramen, but not content contributors.
  4. Content must comply with all local and national laws of the United States. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; or 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by The Euclide Gilbert French Language Foundation and The Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire
  5. The judges’ decision is final.
  6. The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. Neither The Euclide Gilbert French Language Foundation nor The Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire will pay filmmakers additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.
  7. Entrants grant The Euclide Gilbert French Language Foundation and The Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
  8. Entrants also grant The Euclide Gilbert French Language Foundation and The Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
  9. The Euclide Gilbert French Language Foundation and The Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire maintain the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  10. By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold The Euclide Gilbert French Language Foundation and The Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire employees and volunteers harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.
  11. Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.


Règlements du concours

Critères de contenu et d’évaluation

  1. Les soumissions doivent répondre à la question suivante :Beaucoup d’étudiants décident d’étudier à l’étranger pour apprendre le français et pour connaître la culture francophone. Quel pays choisiriez-vous pour vivre cette expérience?Dans une vidéo d’une durée de 1 à 2 minutes, utilisant au moins 3 exemples, expliquez pourquoi ce pays serait un bon choix pour apprendre le français et connaître la culture francophone.

Utilisez au moins 3 exemples pour persuader le pectateur que ce pays est votre choix préféré pour un voyage d’étude à l’étranger.

  1. La vidéo doit durée entre 60 et 120 secondes (entre 1 et 2 minutes).
  2. La vidéo doit être en français.
  3. Les 2 catégories sont : étudiants d’école secondaire et postsecondaire.
  4. Les critères dévaluation seront :
    La vidéo doit contenir au moins 3 faits saillants sur la langue française, la culture, etc.
    Les compétences linguistiques. C.-à-d., le vocabulaire, la prononciation et l’élocution.
    La qualité de l’audio-visuelle. C.-à-d., la qualité de l’image et du son.La créativité: est-ce que la vidéo est intéressante, est-ce que l’approche à la question est engageante?

Attribution des prix

  1. Pour chaque catégorie, les prix consistent en :
  1. Premier prix de 1 000$ribbonL’enseignant(e) de l’étudiant(e) gagnant(e) recevera 250$ pour sa classe.
  2. Deuxième prix de 500$
  3. Troisième prix de 300$
  1. Les lauréats et les vidéos seront dévoilés TBD.



We look forward to watching your videos.  Good luck to all participants!

Au plaisir de regarder vos vidéos.  Bonnes chances à tous nos participants!