iHistory Project founder Jeffrey Worthington envisioned bridging the generation gap between World War II veterans and today’s youth. Through the use of social media, Worthington’s vision has become a reality.
iHistory Project has created a YouTube contest that encourages youth to keep history alive by connecting with and interviewing a disappearing generation – World War II veterans. The video contest challenges students, ages 12 to 18, to create a mini-documentary of a World War II veteran where they will hear first-hand accounts of history. Each applicant will film a 30-minute interview with a World War II veteran, which will be archived in the Library of Congress, as well as a three- to five-minute documentary that shares the soldier’s mark on American history.
Video submissions will be accepted from March 7-28, and voting will take place April 4-11. The winning film will be announced in May with a reward of starring in a full-length documentary.
To learn more about iHistory Project’s YouTube contest, its rules and important dates, click here. http://www.ihistoryprojectww2.org/