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Welcome Home Video Challenge

FSYF is looking for kids to make “Welcome Home” videos profiling their local community and schools to help future FS youth transition back to the area after living abroad.

In this domestic counterpart to the FSI Overseas Briefing Center’s KidVid program, FSYF seeks D.C.-area youths in grades 7 to 12 (individuals or teams with at least one member belonging to FSYF) to make an 8 to 12-minute-long narrated video highlighting  community life in their city or county. The video should describe its schools, shopping, dining, and transportation. The video should seek to orient and assist FS youths returning to the area after an extended period living abroad.  The videos will be posted on the FSYF website.

FSYF will commission one video per area. If you live in an area that already has a video (please see list) then consider making one for a neighboring city.  Also, if multiple  applications are received from one area, the teams will be asked to submit an outline of the proposed content of their video. FSYF will then select the best proposal.  

There will be a cash prize for each video. Please see the complete guidelines and application below. 

Send any questions to

Guidelines and Entry Forms

Important Dates

Application deadline

 July 31, 2019

Videos must be submitted by 

September 3, 2019


From left: Ambassador Lino Gutierrez and 2015 winners Cole Blackman, Hannah Feeken, and Ingrid Bayer

 The Welcome Home video program began   in 2015 and was originally funded   through a generous grant from the Una   Chapman Cox Foundation.  To view the existing FSYF Welcome Home   Video library please log in to your FSYF   account and click on the Members Only section. 

 FSYF currently has video from the   following locations:

Lorton, VA (2018)

Herndon, VA (2016)

Arlington, VA (2015)

Falls Church, VA (2015)

Stafford, VA (2015)

Vienna, VA (2015)

 Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF)

PO Box 50663   Arlington, VA   22205


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