65th Anniversary Montgomery Bus Boycott Youth Video Contest

65 years ago the Montgomery Bus Boycott played a significant role in our history which still impacts us today. Montgomery youth will explore the effects it had from then to now.

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Awards Ceremony

Watch live as we announce our 65th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Youth Video Contest winners! You can view this via our YouTube Channel at https://bit.ly/MGMBB_Video on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 4 pm.

Come back after the event to see the winning submissions video’s here!


Individual : 1st place – Zo Brown, 10th grader at Alabama Connections Academy 

Title: "65th Anniversary Montgomery Bus Boycott Youth Video Contest"


Individual: 2nd place - Mason Dillard, 4th grader at MacMillian IB Academy 

Title: "The Benefits of the Montgomery Bus Boycott"



Individual: 3rd place - Noelle Waters, 2nd grader at Carver Elementary and Arts Magnet

Title: "Their Story, My Journey"


Group: 1st place - Griffin Kids 

Esaias Griffin, 2nd grader at Forest Avenue Academic Magnet

Ezekiel Griffin, 8th grader at Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet School

Serenity Griffin, 10th grader at Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School

Title: "MGMBB"


Group: 2nd place - Barfield/Kirkland 

Ella Beth Kirkland, 12th grader at Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School

Madalyn Barfield, 12th grader at Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School

Title: "The Impact of the Montgomery Bus Boycott"


Submission Deadline Extended to November 29th!



Details and Official Rules:


    What was the significance of the Montgomery Bus Boycott? What impact does it have on your life today?



  • All participants must be 6-18 years old and residents of Montgomery County.

  • Participants must agree to be videoed, photographed, and allow their creation to be used for the City of Montgomery and MCCPL publicity. MCCPL Release Form 

  • Categories: Individual or Group which can be two or more youth.

Registration and Video Submission:

  • Registration with video submission must be submitted no later than November 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm via http://bit.ly/MBBVideoContest 

  • The registration form may be used to register an individual or group.

    • Registering from multiple families? The form requires each parent to provide permission at the end. You may want to register each family separately. Use the same group name and video name. Only those registered will be eligible.

  • Video’s may be any size or length and submitted as an URL link.

    • URL links must be in an accessible format for public viewing.

  • Video name should read: (Name of individual or group) . (Name of video project) 

  • MCCPL is not responsible for any corrupted, bad links, or undelivered entries.

Official Rules:

  • The video should address the topic of the contest. See above: “Topic”

  • Late entries will not be accepted after November 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm. 

  • Individual contestants may be a part of only one video submission. Either individual or group. 

  • Submitted videos must be original, researched, compiled, and edited by the contestants. 

  • Presentations may be created in a variety of ways: speech, interview, theatrical, song, art, animation, or etc. As long as it is submitted as a video, understood by the viewer, and addresses the topic. 

  • The video should contain a credit reel of all participants and their role in the creation of the video.

  • If needed the video should contain a works cited for any images, music, quotes, or content taken from sources not original to the creator of the piece.  

    • Video’s containing un-cited content or majority of the video contains un-original content will be marked as copyrighted and be disqualified.  

  • Videos that contain images or language that is profane, racially insensitive, and/ or sexually provocative will be disqualified.


  • YOU are the best resource for this topic. If you need more information check out these resources.

  • Library: Check out some books! Library curbside service is open to pick up books that are placed on hold. Go to our catalog at mccpl.lib.al.us to place a book on hold. 

  • Online Databases: Go to the Research/Learning tab and click Databases A-Z on mccpl.lib.al.us.

    • Databases to search for:

      • Encyclopedia of Alabama

      • Gale Biography in Context

      • Newsbank

      • Oxford African American Studies Center

      • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

      • Alabama Virtual Library: Alabama Mosaic and/or Ethnic News Watch

  • Works Cited: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html

  • Video tips: Edit or create with PowerPoint, Youtube, Cyberlink or Microsoft / Apple product video editors.

Awards and Publicity:

  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each of the following categories: Group and Individual.

    • Individual:

      • 1st place: Chromebook

      • 2nd place: Chromebook

      • 3rd place: $50

    • Group:

      • 1st place: $300

      • 2nd place: $150

      • 3rd place: $50

  • Winners will be notified by email.

  • Winning submissions will be publicized and shown during the 65th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott celebration from December 1st through December 7th.

Contest Contact:

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