Official Rules & Guidelines

Deadline: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 2:00pm EST

Eligibility: Applicants must be students in the 5th through 10th grades during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Videos must be 2-7 minutes in total length.

Videos may be submitted via email to or in DVD or VHS format.  DVD and VHS videos should be sent to:
Sharon Stahl
Areyvut - Video Essay Contest
147 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Judges: Videos will be judged by a panel of Areyvut staff members, board members, previous winners as well as outside experts.  Winners will be chosen based on the video essay's description of the project and its impact, and on its uniqueness and overall quality.
To Apply: Please complete and submit the form below with your video essay.

First Name: _______________________    Last Name: _______________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

City: __________________________   State: _________   Zip Code: ____________________

Home Phone: ___________________________   Cell Phone: __________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________

School: _______________________________________________________________________

Grade: _______________   Age: ____________   Date of Bar/Bat Mitzvah: ________________

Title of Video: __________________________________________________________________

Description of Service Project: _____________________________________________________

All entrants (or parents and/or guardians thereof) give permission for Areyvut to reprint, publish or otherwise disseminate their name, entry, city and state with regard to this competition.  Winners will be asked to provide a photo and permission to use it.  Areyvut is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected mail or e-mail.  Entries become the property of Areyvut.  Winning video essays will be posted on the Areyvut website, YouTube Channel and/or other websites to promote the contest and publicize winners.  Areyvut may also submit press releases to national and hometown(s) publications of the top 3 finishers.  Winners will be notified by January 25, 2013 and will be notified by phone and/or e-mail and by US Postal Service and will be announced on the Areyvut website.  Entrants free Areyvut from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this competition.

For more information about the Bnai Mitzvah Video Essay Contest, or if you have further questions, please contact Sharon at (201) 244-6702 or