Creative Commons, U.S. Department of Education, and Open Society Foundations present

Why Open Education Matters

Create a short video that explains the benefits and promise of Open Educational Resources for teachers, students and schools everywhere.

Who's eligible to enter the competition?

There have been some questions about whether persons who are not U.S. citizens can enter the video competition. The answer is YES! Of course, it's great that the U.S. Department of Education is helping host the video competition, and that Secretary Duncan has voiced his support for Why Open Education Matters.

We encourage participation far and wide. You must be at least 13 years old to enter, but you don't have to live in the United States or be a U.S. citizen. Nonprofits, schools, and companies may also enter a video. Teams can work together in groups.

Please see the Official Rules and the Getting Started pages for essential information as you create your videos.