key video requirements

Click the button below to read and confirm you meet each of the key video requirements. Make sure to ALSO READ THE APPLY page carefully for all the criteria needed to have your Application reviewed.

For Round 2, if you submit your Application by or before Sept 30th (9 days before the deadline), and Emergent Seed's (ES) volunteers are not overwhelmed, ES will attempt to notify such early Applicants if they have failed to meet these or other Video criteria. Applications received after Sept 30th can NOT be assured they will get any notification of not meeting these requirements.

preview the Application

Click through these images to see the questions asked on the Application. 


*NOTE* The Application branches after Page 4. If an Applicant selects to be considered for selection as a WINNER, they will see Page 5, then Page 7. If an Applicant selects to be considered for selection ONLY as an HONOREE, they will see Page 6, then Page 7. All pages are included in this preview for reference.

how to make a video

These videos should be watched in conjunction with reviewing the rest of the website and the Application.

tutorial 1 - video prep

*NOTE: In the section "Configuring your phone's recording quality", the phone settings shown in this video are for an iPhone. If you are using a different smartphone or recording device and need help configuring your recording settings, please email

tutorial 2 - uploading video

*NOTE: If you have any technical questions, please email with the subject line VIDEO SUBMISSION HELP

single performer video demo

*NOTE: This video demonstrates how the Applicant introduces himself by name in the first 15 seconds of his video. It is just a sample excerpt of what a video submission should sound like. A real video submission should be 2-5 minutes in length and not end in the middle of a song / scene / line.

spliced video demo with multiple performers

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