The Next 100 Years Video Competition

Lights, camera, action! Calling all APA planning student members.

Deadline: February 13, 2009 EXTENDED

APA is sponsoring a student video competition in recognition of the Centennial of the Planning Movement in America.

The first hundred years of planning produced improvements in public health, housing, and the environment. Create a video that captures your vision for the next 100 years. What milestones will shape the planning movement? What issues will be at the fore?

Be funny. Be creative. Be your own director.

Video submissions will be posted on APA's website and voted on by APA members. One video will be selected as the overall winner. The student or team of students with the winning entry will receive a $100 American Express gift card.


  • File must be in .wmv, .mov, or .mpeg format
  • The video should be no longer than 10 minutes
  • Maximum file size is 100MB


The Next 100 Years video competition is open to any APA student member or a team of APA student members. Students may submit more than one video.

Release and Copyright

By submitting a video for consideration, you agree to allow APA to post it on its website and use it (in whole or in part) in marketing materials related to the student video competition. Videos may not include any copyrighted material unless distinctly owned by the submitter. APA is not responsible for verifying copyright. Any video containing improperly used copyrighted material will be disqualified. Videos containing content that APA deems inappropriate will be disqualified.

How to Submit


Provide the link to your video for downloading to Please send a separate e-mail for each video entry. Do not send the video file with the e-mail as an attachment.

Your e-mail should Include the following information:

  • Link to your video for downloading
  • Your name and the names of team members
  • School affiliation
  • Mailing address and telephone number for one contact person


Mail the CD or DVD containing your video to:

Broadcast APA
American Planning Association
122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603                     

Your submission should include:

  • Your name and the names of team members
  • School affiliation
  • Mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address for one contact person


E-mail if you have any questions about the video competition.


Videos will be posted on APA's website in March 2009. APA members will be eligible to vote for their favorite video through March 31. The overall winner will be announced in April 2009. Videos submitted for the competition will be shown at APA's National Planning Conference in Minneapolis, April 25-29, 2009.