Submissions are now closed. 

Congratulations to the 2019 winners!

In the high school category:

1st place: Delaney Foss, Wheeler School

2nd place: Jocelyn Leclair, Plymouth Regional High School

3rd place: Jackson Humphreys, Thayer Academy

In the college category:

1st place: Thomas Perkins, Plymouth State University

2nd place: Kyle Gagne, Plymouth State University

3rd place: Christine McElreavy, Plymouth State University

2018 Winners:

High school category – catégorie école secondaire:

1st – Felisha Cabral, Thayer Academy (Teacher: Darah Harper)

2nd – Yakeline Quiroz, Manchester School of Technology

3rd – Kayla Tozier, York High School

In the college category – catégorie école postsecondaire:

1st – Katherine Brennan, University of Vermont (Teacher: Marielle Macias-Aunave)

2nd – Christine McElreavy, Plymouth State University

3rd – Monica Hamel, Plymouth State University

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Contest Rules


  1. ELIGIBILITY: There are 2 categories for the contest: High School and College.
  • High School Category: The Video Contest is open to students enrolled in a 9th through 12th grade French class in a public, charter private, parochial, or home school.
  • College Category: The Video Contest is open to college students enrolled in French classes.
  • All participants must be located in the following States: New Hampshire,  MaineVermont, MassachusettsRhode Island, Connecticut and New York.
  1. VIDEO CHALLENGE: In a 1-2 minute, with at least 3 examples, persuade the viewer that learning French can be useful in your daily life.
  • The length of the video must be within 60 to 120 seconds (1-2 minutes)
  • All videos must be in French.
  • There are 2 contest categories: High School and College.
  • Open to all high school and college French students in the New England States and NY
  • Submissions will be evaluated based on the following:
      1. Content (examples to illustrate your point)
      2. Language use (i.e. vocabulary, pronunciation, diction)
      3. Video quality (i.e. technical quality – clear video and audio)
      4. 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 at a ceremony (date TBD)

Submission Requirements

  1. Click the Register button at the top of the page to submit your 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 and submitted after to posting your video.
  5. Entries may be posted to YouTube starting on March 1st at 5 P.M eastern time. The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 11:59 P.M. eastern time. Winner(s) will be announced at an award celebration TBD 2019.
  1. Entry Videos may not contain any images, music or sound effect unless either: [a] the image, music/sound effect was created by you or by someone who has given you written permission to use his/her image, music/sound effect; [b] the music composition is in the public domain and was performed by you or by someone who has given you written permission to use his/her performance; or [c] the image, music/sound effect was acquired/licensed by the Participant(s) from a royalty-free source which does not require credits or other attribution to appear in connection with the Entry Video. Participant(s) must be certain that any image, music or sound effect conforms to all applicable requirements.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. The judges’ decision is final.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 : Comment le français peut-il être utile dans votre vie quotidienne?

Utilisez au moins 3 exemples pour démontrer ceci.

  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 d’évaluation 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$L’enseignant(e) de l’étudiant(e) gagnant(e) recevera 250$ pour sa classe.
  2. Deuxième prix de 500$
  3. Troisième prix de 300$
  1. Les lauréats et les vidéos seront dévoilés TBD.