In My Life Video Competition

Montgomery City-County Public Library - In My Life Video Competition


What is the significance of Juneteenth becoming a national holiday? How do you celebrate Juneteenth?


  • All participants must be 6+ 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.
  • Categories: Youth (age 6-12), Teen (age 13-18), Adult (age 19+)
  • Participants may enter with individual submissions or as part of a group. Group submissions should be entered based on the age of the oldest participant.

Video Submission:

  • Videos must be submitted no later than Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm via
  • Videos should be no longer than ten minutes and should be submitted as a 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 files, bad links, or undeliverable entries.

Official Rules:

  • The video should address the topic of the contest. See above: “Topic”
  • Late entries will not be accepted after November 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
  • Individual contestants may be a part of only one video submission.
  • 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 other. All entries must be submitted as a video, understood by the viewer, and address 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 other content taken from sources not original to the creator of the piece.
    • Videos containing uncited content or majority of the video contains unoriginal 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.


  • Library: Go to for online databases or to check out books through our catalogue.
  • Works Cited:
  • Video editing software: Use whatever software you want. The computers at the library have basic video editing software for public use!

Awards and Publicity:

  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants in each of the following categories: Youth, Teen, and Adult.
  • Winners will be notified by email.
  • Winning submissions will be featured on the MCCPL website and social media pages.

Contest Contact:

  • Questions regarding the contest and submission of content may be emailed to
  • Research help: Call the Reference Department at (334) 625-4992 or (334) 625-4982.

2020 Winning Entries

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"