The S.E.V.A.s are judged by teachers, students, and other adults with expertise in filmmaking. The maximum score an entry can receive is 100 points.

Judging is based on the following criteria:

‍‍‍‍‍Educational Message Strength 30 points

Does the video convey a clear educational message?

‍‍‍‍‍Production & Technical Quality 20 points

Picture, lighting, sound appropriate for the age level?

‍‍‍‍‍Organization of Production 20 points

Is there a beginning, middle, and end? Can you follow the message?

‍‍‍‍‍Creativity/Originality 20 points

Is the video original and creative? All content created by students and copyright cleared?

‍‍‍‍‍Overall Impression 10 points

Does the program leave the viewer with a meaningful impression of the educational message?