Hollywood is Calling!!! Enter for a Chance
To Become A KIDS FIRST! Film Critic





Official Search Titles Will Be Announced
October 3, 2012

Once you enter, get your friends and family to vote for you.
The key way to becoming one of the finalists is to people to vote for you.
Use your social network - ask your friends to ask their friends to vote for you. 
How to Enter

Thanks for entering our 2013 Film Critics Search Competition. We have had such fun with our 2012 winners this year. They have attended film premieres, red carpet events and advance screenings. Our 16 current youth film critics are reviewing every major film or DVD release rated PG-13 or younger. Take a look!

We know that most of you are not going end up as a professional film critic. What we do know is that the skills you will learn when you are part of this program will be invaluable and truly will last a lifetime. In today's media-saturated world, having the confidence to speak before a group, particularly on camera or on the radio, position you for leadership!

And, everyone wins! Whether you win a spot as an official KIDS FIRST! Film Critic or not, you'll learn something just by entering the competition and have fun while doing it.

Reviews may be submitted beginning October 3, 2012

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How to Enter

1. Read through our tips on submitting the best review possible.

2. Watch one of the official films in the competition

3. Write your film review. Keep it at 400 words, more or less. Upload this to our submission page, after October 3.

4. Videotape yourself giving your film review. Keep it at one minute to one and a half minutes. Upload this to our submission page, after October 3.

5. Tell everyone you know to vote for you! 85% of our finalists are determined by public voting. Last year, our competitors generated 11 Million votes for themselves, an average of 400,000 per person. So, reach out to your friends and family through social media, emails, etc.

6. Keep encouraging people to vote until midnight, December 31, 2012 when voting stops.

That's it! We will identify the finalists on or around January 1.

Winners will be announced on or around January 15, 2013.

Good luck


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KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Search is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children's Media, a national, 21-year-old, nonprofit (501-c-3) organization that is a voluntary collaboration between the media industry, educators and child advocacy organizations. The mission of the Coalition is: 1) To teach children to become critical media users and; 2) To increase the visibility and availability of quality children's media.


If you have any questions about any of this, please contact our office at 505-989-8076 or send an email.

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