Video Submissions Needed!

As we continue to find ways to help children & teens and equip parents & caregivers, we are exploring creative avenues for providing meaningful content.  

Child Life Disaster Relief is calling all CCLSs and students for a video submission contest. 

One winner will be selected to have their video featured as part of CLDR’s current disaster relief initiatives.  The winner will also receive a $50 Target gift card and CLDR swag.   We are looking for short, relevant, creative videos that speak directly to kids &/or teens. 

Provide a “virtual developmentally supportive therapeutic intervention”, similar to how you would in-person. In this intervention, your job is to help the child or teen navigate some of the psychosocial challenges related to disaster, and help them process emotions, questions, fears, and other general difficulties. Use your own unique creativity, and have fun with this! 

  • Choose a specific topic and target age group (“all ages” is also acceptable).
  • Aim for a 3-5 minutes.
  • Speak directly to the camera, as if you are talking directly to your target audience.
  • Help the child or teen navigate some of the psychosocial challenges related to disaster including processing emotions, questions, fears and other challenges. 
  • Consider focusing on the Five Essential Needs of Kids after Disaster (our free webinar)
  • Consider highlighting a form of self expression or regulation such as art, music, dance, movement, etc. 
  • We’d love to see your personality shine through. Be engaging and have fun!

Some tips to keep in mind while filming:

  • Make sure there is sufficient lighting and sound volume
  • Decrease/eliminate background noise
  • Ensure the background visuals are appropriate and do not distract unintentionally 


Saturday May 30th by Midnight (EST)

How to Submit:

Fill out the form and upload your video link. Additional information on how to submit the video file is provided in the form. 

*Winner will be notified early June. 

We are looking forward to collaborating with you to further enhance and expand ways to meet the needs of children & teens!