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Creativity Marathon

2023 Edition

The Creativity Marathon is an opportunity for high school students from all around the world to come together to solve some of the world's greatest challenges through a filmmaking competition.

With the help of some filmmaking lessons from Full Sail, teams of three to five students, accompanied by an adult sponsor, will have until March 25th, 2023 to produce a three-minute video showing a clear and creative solution to one or more of UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goals.



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Creativity Marathon 2023 Winners

United StatesColumbiana County CareGlobal Winner
BrazilBeacon School
MexicoLiceo Franco Mexicano
IndiaWoodstock International
Honorable Mention Brazil
Bilíngue Pueri Domushttps://youtu.be/fFkdilmw1qU
Colégio Santo Agostinhohttps://youtu.be/e-ndYJvEyMQ
Colégio Marista de Londrinahttps://youtu.be/TFkTmDoK2-w
Colégio Pentágonohttps://youtu.be/60QnucG4ZEk
Santo Inácio RJhttps://youtu.be/IQWqdvu4e-c

Creativity Marathon Last Edition Winners

BrazilEscola Bilíngue Pueri Domus - AclimaçãoGlobal Winner
ColombiaColegio Cristo Rey Bogotá
United StatesFloyd County College & Career Academy
MexicoInstituto Mexicano Madero
IndiaLancers International School
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Winners & Prizes

Regional Prizes:

Honorable Mention: Trophy

First Place: Trophy + $100 Gift Card
for each student team member and adult sponsor

+ Complimentary Full Sail Labs Virtual Experience Week for each student team member.

Global Prizes:

First Place: Trophy + GoPro Hero 11 Black
bundle for each student team member and adult sponsor.

The bundle includes:
1 GoPro Hero 11 Black, 1 magnetic swivel clip, 1 spare battery, 1 floating hand grip, 1 32GB SD card and 1 camera case or similar of equal value based on local availability.

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2023 Timeline



11:59 PM ET

Registration Deadline


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10:00 AM ET

Opening Announcement


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11:59 PM ET

Project Deadline Submission


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10:00 AM ET

Awards Ceremony


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Registration Process

Select a team sponsor The team sponsor must be a teacher 21 years or older
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Get your team together Teams must include a total of three to five high school students
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Enroll in the Creativity Marathon Schools, sponsors and students must register their team in our platform once the enroll.
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Registration & Deadline Deadlines for Schools and Participants is: March 3 , 2023 at 11:59 PM ET
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Rules & Regulations


CLICK HERE to review the Terms & Conditions for Brazil.


  • Each team participating in the contest must consist of an adult team sponsor (21+ years of age) and 3-5 high school students. Sponsors are able to participate on multiple teams, but students are limited to joining only one team


  • Prior to the start of the contest, all sponsors and team members competing will receive an invitation to join an official Full Sail University Creativity Marathon 2023 Facebook Group to follow along with contest announcements, updates, virtual webinars via Zoom, and the awards ceremony details.


  • Students that watch the online on demand lessons and submit a project will be able to receive a Student Recognition of Participation (Certificate of Participation). This document will be available for the student on the official platform of the Creativity Marathon 2023 for download. To have access to the document each student must: (i) access the platform; (ii) watch each of the on-demand lessons available from March 4th - March 25th.

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Video Criteria

  • Each team will be required to submit a short video proposing solutions to help achieve one or more of the goals presented in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To see the goals outlined in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, please visit https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
  • Videos must not exceed three (3) minutes in length. Videos that are three minutes and one second (3:01) or more in duration will be disqualified and will not be judged. For purposes of clarity, any title screens or credits added to the video must fit within the maximum allotted three (3) minute timeframe. Limit one (1) entry per team.
  • All video entries submitted in connection with this contest must be in one of the following video formats: MP4 or MOV.
  • Any non-English commentary in the video entry must be accompanied by English subtitles. Entries requiring license or usage rights from any third party are not eligible.
  • Entry may not include any trademarked or copyrighted brand names/logos, other than those of Full Sail University.

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Video Submissions

  • Videos must be submitted by the team sponsor via the official Full Sail University Creativity Marathon 2023 Facebook Group, as described in more detail below, by 11:59 PM US ET on March 25th, 2023. Please note that all videos must be posted using public mode and will be available for viewing by the general public.
  • To submit a video, the team sponsor must write on the header of the video post: “Check out our Creativity Marathon 2023 video!" #FullSailUniversity #CreativityMarathon2023 #YourCountry
  • The team sponsor must also write in the comment section of the Facebook video post the following information: (i) the legal names of the high school students who participated on the team, (ii) the legal name of the team sponsor, and (iii) text of no more than one thousand (1,000) characters explaining which 2030 Agenda Sustainable Goals are addressed in the video and what problems the proposals presented in the video are intended to help solve.
  • Finally, to complete the submission process, sponsors must login to the official Creativity Marathon 2023 platform and submit the following: - a. Link of the post with your video - b. The complete names of the students that participated in the team

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Video Judging Rubric

  • Entries will be judged by a panel of judges selected by Full Sail University, which may include Degree Program Instructors, High School Outreach leadership staff, Marketing leadership staff, and Industry Related members invited by team sponsors based on their work experience and/or expertise in sustainability, filmmaking, and/or script writing.
  • Entries will be judged on a one-hundred (100) point scale by the panel based on the following ten (10) criteria:
    1. incorporation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (10%)
    2. feasibility of proposed solutions to help achieve stated 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (10%)
    3. originality and creativity of proposed solutions (10%)
    4. quality of artistic expression (10%)
    5. quality and use of framing techniques (10%)
    6. quality and use of footage audio (10%)
    7. quality and use footage lighting (10%)
    8. quality of video editing (10%)
    9. quality of script writing (10%)
    10. quality and use of video footage (10%)
  • The judges will score each entry and will select the top six (6) entries based on the stated criteria. The entry receiving the highest score will be designated the potential winner. The next five (5) highest scoring entries will be designated as honorable mentions.

Questions? Contact us at creativitymarathon@fullsail.com