Create a mini-documentary of a World War II veteran for a chance to win cool prizes!

The iHistory WW2 Video Contest is a national competition for teens to film the stories of World War II veterans before those stories are lost forever.

Phase 1 - Register on our website below, then film an interview with a WWII veteran. See guidelines and follow instructions to mail this interview to the Library of Congress.

Phase 2 - Edit your copy of the interview into a 3-5 minute mini-documentary and submit it via our website. You can use our editing resources, music and footage, available upon Registration, to give your film a creative edge. Submissions end Nov. 20, 2013, and online voting begins January 6, 2014. See Official Rules for details.

When is the competition?

The iHistory WW2 contest entry period ends 11:59 PM ET November 20, 2013.

  • Veterans' full video interviews and required paperwork must be postmarked by November 20, 2013, (the address and details are available upon registration).
  • Student's 3-5 minute mini-documentary must be uploaded via our website by 11:59 PM ET November 20, 2013.
  • Public online voting will be open January 6-17, 2014.
  • Top Finalists will be judged by a panel of judges January. 23-31, 2014.
  • Winners will be announced on or about February 2014.

See Official Rules for details.


The iHistory WW2 contest begins 12:00 AM Eastern Time October 1, 2013 and is open only to legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are between 13 and 18 years of age and are currently enrolled in a public or private junior high or high school, or home-schooled with an accredited and recognized home-schooling program. Learn more about the contest and prizes!

Library of Congress

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iHistory WW2 contest is proud to be working in cooperation with the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project in helping to preserve the legacy of American servicemen and women.  The Library of Congress launched its efforts in 2000 and to date has collected nearly 90,000 veterans' oral histories, of which over 30,000 have been of WWII veterans.  According the National WWII Museum, there are still more than 1.2 million WWII servicemen alive and the iHistory WW2 project is looking forward to playing a part in working with the Library of Congress to ensure that as many of these stories as possible live on for this generation and for those yet to come.  Learn more about the Veterans History Project.

iHistory Contest Sponsors

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THE IHISTORY WW2 CONTEST. Open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, who are between 13 & 18 years of age & currently enrolled in a public or private junior high or high school, or home-schooled with an accredited & recognized home-schooling program. A minor should have a parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter. Void where prohibited. Contest Entry Period starts 10/1/13, ends 11/20/13. For Official Rules, which govern, click here. Sponsor: Worthington Foundation, Inc.