National Online Competitions

For the Video Commercial Competition, students will produce a 30 to 60 second video commercial that effectively promotes their VEI business, product(s), and/or service(s). Videos will be judged based on content, how compelling the commercial is, and production quality. Submissions must be appropriate for a school-related event, must be original student work, and must not violate copyright laws or plagiarize existing work.

How to Submit

  1. Go to https://competitions.veinternational.org/competition/2019-National-Video-Commercial-Competition or click on Details under the competition if you are on the Competitions Main Page (http://competitions.veinternational.org/).
  2. Make sure you are registered for a firm account and are logged in.
  3. Click on the "Compete in this competition" button at the bottom of the 2019 National Video Commercial Competition page (https://competitions.veinternational.org/competition/2019-National-Video-Commercial-Competition).
  4. Click in the middle of the gray box that pops up to find your video file.
  5. Upload the video file. 

Submission Criteria

  • Video commercials must be between 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Content must be appropriate for a school-related event
  • Commercials must be original student work and must not violate copyright laws or plagiarize existing work; example, use of the Nike brand or logo without Nike’s permission.
  • One entry per firm

Judging Criteria

Video Commercials will be rated on a five-star scale with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest score.

  • Content - How well is the story or message communicated in the video? Are the product and/or service offering(s) clearly and/or appropriately presented? How well are the company’s branding elements (company name, logos, colors, slogan, etc.) featured in the commercial?
  • Compelling - How well did this commercial evoke interest or capture your attention? If you were in the target market, would you be motivated to buy the product(s)/service(s) based on this commercial?
  • Production Quality - How well were the production elements executed such as audio/video quality, editing, and use of multimedia (graphics, titles)?

Career Readiness Framework Alignment

Leadership

  • Motivates others to act
  • Demonstrates well-rounded perspective and unique style

Professional

  • Communicates effectively
  • Solves problems creatively
  • Embraces diversity

Functional

  • Demonstrates industry/function-specific skills

Core Technology

  • Department/function-specific technology

Each VE company is asked to design a company newsletter. The newsletter should communicate information about the company, special events, real world and virtual world news, contact information, and other information the company would like to share. Each company will use the newsletter to communicate with its employees and other Virtual Enterprise stakeholders. For this event, one PDF copy of the newsletter developed by student-employees will be submitted for judging.

How to Submit

  1. Click on "Details" below
  2. Make sure you are registered and logged in using your firm email or a student account 
  3. Click on the "Compete in this competition" button at the bottom of the 2019 National Company Newsletter Competition page 
  4. Click in the middle of the gray box that pops up to browse and find your file
  5. Upload the file
  6. You will receive a notification "Upload Complete" and an email from VEI Competitions confirming submission receipt (remember to check SPAM folder if you don't receive the email)

Submission Criteria

Company newsletters should be submitted as a single PDF document and address the following themes:

  • Company and Mission - The newsletter is unique to the specific company, mission and employees through content and presentation.
  • Newsletter Content - Content may include timely articles, real and/or virtual industry trends, information about events, news from the HR department, professional development opportunities, or any other company related news appropriate for company employees and VE stakeholders.
  • Presentation - The newsletter should be consistent with company branding elements such as logo and colors, be free of any plagiarism or copyright infringement, and be original student work. The newsletter should be free of any editorial and/or grammatical errors and maintain proper formatting and professional presentation.

Judging Criteria

Each element will be rated from 1 to 5 stars. A score of five is outstanding and a score of one needs significant improvement.

  • Company and Mission - Does the newsletter provide relevant information about the company, mission and employees?
  • Newsletter Content - Does the newsletter contain uniquely appropriate and relevant information about company news and updates, industry trends, employee announcements or recognition, and/or company events?
  • Presentation - Is the newsletter professionally written and designed?

Career Readiness Framework Alignment

Leadership

  • Demonstrates well-rounded perspective and unique style

Professional

  • Demonstrates professionalism
  • Demonstrates self-development and learning orientation
  • Communicates effectively
  • Collaborates with others
  • Embraces diversity

Functional

  • Understands general business dynamics

Core Technology Skills

  • Word processing software
  • Department/function specific technology

The National E-Commerce Website Competition is open to all firms participating in the VEI network. Judges will evaluate websites based on customer experience, such as first impressions, display of products/services, ease of use and ordering, value-added content and features, and overall look and feel.

Submission Criteria

Websites will be automatically pulled from the Portal to be entered into the competition. To ensure you’re entered in this competition, your website must be added to your Firm Profile in the Portal. View step-bystep instructions for Adding a Firm Website at https://veinternational.org/portal-support/add-a-firm-website/.

Judging Criteria

Each element will be rated from 1 to 5 stars. A score of five is outstanding and a score of one needs significant improvement.

  • First Impressions - Do you know what the company does? Do you like the look of the site? Does it look professional and trustworthy?
  • Purchasing - After adding an item to the cart and proceeding to checkout, how easily can a customer purchase a product or service? Was it easy to find and add an item to the cart?
  • Overall - Rate this category based on your analysis of the entire website. Does the design and layout of the website support what the business does? Is there content such as photos, videos, and/or links to social media accounts? What would you think about this website if it was for a real business? Are there spelling and/or grammatical errors?

Career Readiness Framework Alignment

Leadership:

  • Demonstrates intrapreneurship
  • Motivates others to act
  • Demonstrates well-rounded perspective and unique style

Professional:

  • Communicates effectively
  • Demonstrates professionalism
  • Solves problems creatively
  • Embraces diversity

Functional:

  • Understands general business dynamics
  • Demonstrates industry/function-specific skills

Core Technology:

  • Department/function-specific technology