Frequently Asked Questions

Entry FAQs

How do students enter?

To enter, students must submit a 30-60 second video submission, directed at their peers, about why they aspire to be a trade professional and/or why they are passionate about the trade career in which they are currently engaged.

Is the competition open to anyone?

The competition is open to all legal U.S. residents who are students enrolled in 9th - 12th grade at a public, private, parochial, or home school located in one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia.

What is the deadline for submissions?

May 27th, 2022

Can music be used in my video?

Entry videos may not contain music unless created by the students or by someone who has given the entrant permission to use their music.

Where can students get a video camera?

Many cell phones and digital cameras can be used to film a short video. Students who don’t have access to either can check with their teacher, school media center, or local Public Library.

How do students submit a video?

Students must have a user account on the Innovation Generation website in order to submit a video. Students should submit a video as a YouTube URL link by May 27, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. Before uploading your video, be sure it meets the following criteria:

  • Your video contains only original ideas and work 

  • Your video contains no copyright materials 

  • Title your video “Making for Good Challenge Submission: [Your Title]” 

  • Your video is between 60 – 90 seconds in length 

  • Your video is uploaded to YouTube and published to public viewing and set to unlisted. Please do not set your video to private. Please see for details. 

How can students retrieve a lost username/password?

When a student's parent/guardian completed the required consent form and registration form, the student's username and a link to change their password were emailed to the student and his/her parent/guardian. Passwords can also be reset here.

Can submitted videos be updated?

Yes, students can log into their account and add a new video link to their saved entry prior to May 27, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. Once a new link has been provided, the new link will overwrite the old link associated with the student’s account. .

Judging FAQs

How are videos judged?

A panel of qualified judges from Discovery Education, Stanley Black & Decker and their partner organizations will then score qualifying entries using the following judging criteria equally:

Entries that follow all of the rules and regulations will be ranked based on the average of scores awarded by a panel of judges using the following rubric:

  • Compelling Presentation
  • Effective Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Overall Presentation

Who are the judges?

The video competition is judged by a field of experts in STEAM and communication including current and former teachers, scientists, and representatives from school districts across the country.

Prizing FAQs

What are the student prizes?

Grand Prize: One student receives a total of $15,000 and a Stanley Black and Decker Prize Pack.

2nd Place: One student receives a total of $10,000 and a Stanley Black and Decker Prize Pack.

3rd Place:One student receives a total of $5,000 and a Stanley Black and Decker Prize Pack.

What if I have a question that is not addressed here?

Contact us at Information submitted to this email address by unregistered students will be deleted after a single response.