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2021 Youth Ambassador Video Contest Rules and Guidelines

About the Contest

JSSCC 2021 Youth Ambassador invites you to enter the “Creating a Sacramento Virtual Tour Short Film” video contest. Submit a 5-6 minute video to showcase Sacramento.

In the past, JSSCC has selected Youth Ambassadors representing Sacramento to travel to Jinan annually.  The 2021 Tour will take place by a virtual field trip. This year, Youth Ambassadors will introduce Sacramento to Jinan students by using videos. The winning videos will be featured in our exchange programs with Jinan. The videos will be shared with Jinan schools and Jinan citizens so they can learn about Sacramento, the people and lifestyles here.


1. The 5–6 minute video needs to focus on your personal experience and viewpoint of Sacramento.

It is important that it has your personal touch! Please include one or more elements in each of the following two categories:

  1. Personal Presentation. Your school, your family, yourself, your friends, your neighbors or neighborhood, etc.

  2. Sacramento Landmarks and Unique Features. Examples: State Capitol, City Hall, Tower Bridge, murals, Sacramento parks, American River, Sacramento River, etc.

2. Begin your video with a title.

3. Include your name(s), school, city and state in the credits.

4. The video should have narration and English subtitles.

You may enter as an individual or a group. (The scholarship can be divided on your own if you enter as a group).

Video Judging Criteria: Clarity, Quality, Creativity, Accuracy, Artistry. More detailed criteria will be shared by year end.


The contest is open to students or teams of interested students in the
6th – 12th grade in the Greater Sacramento Region.  

The entrant(s) must:

  • Certify that all content in the video is original and belongs to the entrant(s).

  • Obtain permission to use any location that is shown in the video.

  • Ensure that all submission information (e.g., names and signatures on the JSSCC Photo/Video Release Form (Click Here); location of place that is the entry focus site) are accurate.

  • Verify that all team participants who are under 18 years of age have permission from parents or legal guardians to take part in the contest.

  • Maintain safe practices.

  • Be respectful of any featured location(s), other people using the site, and other public and private areas.

  • Provide complete contact information by which the entrant(s) can be reached.

  • Serve as point of contact for the team.

  • Respond to notifications from JSSCC in a timely manner.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for the contest, JSSCC must receive the completed entry form and signed JSSCC Photo/Video Release Form by
5 p.m. PST, Friday, January 15, 2021. 

Any people in the video who can be visibly recognized must sign an JSSCC Photo/Video Release Form before the entry is submitted—minors must have parent or guardian signatures.

All email correspondence to must include
“2021 Student Ambassador Video Contest” in the subject line. 

Any entrant(s) under the age of 18 will need a parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to be part of a team that enters the contest. Contestants under the age of 18 must download, complete, and have their parent or legal guardian sign a permission form and submit it with entry.


Videos should run between 5-6 minutes in duration.

Entries must be suitable for display to a general audience with respect to language, visual content, presentation, themes discussed, and related issues.

While the copyright for the video and its content is retained by the entrant(s), entering the contest automatically provides JSSCC the right to display the video online and/or in any public or private settings without restriction.

Videos must be previously unpublished, original content and must be the sole property of the entrants, not previously submitted to any other contest. Published material includes that which has been posted on the Internet. Videos may include footage shot at the site, animations, computer images, drawings, data, and so on.

By submitting an entry, the entrant(s) represents that the video is an original work, and the entrant(s) is the sole owner of all rights to the video. The entrant(s) also agrees to allow JSSCC to use his or her name to post on the JSSCC website and social media sites, without compensation. The entrant is responsible for obtaining legal permission to film on the location they have chosen.  

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for the contest, JSSCC must receive the completed entry form and signed JSSCC Photo/Video Release Form by    5 p.m. PST, Friday, January 15, 2021. 

30th Anniversary Trip to China

Join us on August 23rd – September 6, 2015 as we visit China as a VIP guest of the City of Jinan, Sacramento’s sister city since 1984. We will meet officials, business leaders, and citizens of Jinan and attend the VIP reception of 30 Anniversary of Jinan-Sacramento sister-city relationship. For more information, please contact Grace at or Gloria at 916.685.8049. 

Click here to download flyers:
30th Anniversary Trip To China
30th Anniversary Trip Application




July – August 2014 Events

July 2nd – 12th – Music students to visit Sacramento and attend the Sacramento Youth Symphony’s chamber music workshop on July 7-11, 2014

July 5th – Trip to SF with JSSCC and students

July 6th – BBQ Potluck Party to welcome the Jinan students to Sacramento and our local students.      Time: 4 pm. Location: Contact us for more information.

July 31st-August 2nd – Sister Cities Conference, San Jose