Fondazione italia presents: Kids Video Contest 2019

In honor of Italian Language Week in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles, is proposing our 3rd annual fun video contest that will showcase kid’s creativity and Italian language ability.

The 19th Annual Week of the Italian Language in the World! This event is promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October (Oct. 21 – Oct. 27). The week focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural program to promote the diffusion of the Italian language. This year’s theme is the “Italian Stage”.

Contest Overview

Students in grades K-12 are asked to create a video in Italian that is a mini language lesson where they teach their audience about their favorite Italian city, food, tradition, song, phrase, film or person. The possibilities for kids to talk about what they love about the Italian language are limitless! Contestants may also create a video around this year’s theme, “The Italian Stage.”

Contest Requirements

  • Participating student must be enrolled in K-12
  • Video must be in Italian
  • Video cannot exceed 3 minutes
  • Video with group of up to 4 students okay
  • Video submitted should be in MP4 or QuickTime format


Cash prizes will be given to three winners who will each be chosen from below age groups.

  • One first place winner for K-4 – $50
  • One first place winner for 5-8 – $50
  • One first place winner for 9-12 – $75

All submissions will be viewed by a panel of judges.

Important Dates

November 15, 2019 – Video Submission Deadline

December 20, 2019 – Winners announced

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