Judging Criteria

A diverse panel of judges will select a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. There will also be a Viewers Choice Winner.
  • First Prize Winners x2 (Adult & Youth): $5,000 Funding, or a $500 check.
  • Second Prize Winners x2 (Adult & Youth): $2,500 Funding or a $250 check.
  • Third Prize Winners x2 (Adult & Youth): $1,000 Funding or a $100 check.
  • Viewer’s Choice Winner x2 (Adult & Youth): $1000 Funding or a $100 check.
  • Excellence Awards x10: $100
Total $20,000 award
Based on the following 10 points system:
  • Inspirational and Uplifting Contents – 3 points
  • Storyline – 3 points
  • Creativity – 2 points
  • Production/Technical Skills – 2 points
Prizes will be awarded to the most popular entrance as selected by Viewer’s Choice and the first 30 entries will potentially receive funding for their project.
*This funding will be provided by Silicon Valley Community Media. The award ceremony in May, 2nd 2024 at HL Peninsula Restaurant, 136 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035.
Each contestant will get one complimentary ticket, buy more tickets for your friends and family: 
Join the video contest and share your Asian American Stories by filling out the form on the right side or emailing your video and essay to: Contest@DingDingTV.com.
Prizes for Winners $20,000 total. 
For more information, visit https://www.aastories.org/about