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Video Submission Guidelines

Be sure you've completed the online application form BEFORE sending in your submission. 


  • Please perform your song in its entirety. Keep in mind that the song must be from a role and musical listed on the Jimmy's Qualifying Roles list, which can be found on the Jimmy Awards website.

  • Don't have a professional camera to record? No problem. Feel free to use your smartphone, as many come equipped with cameras that can produce high quality video. 

  • When filming on your phone, make sure to record in landscape - not portrait. (Turn your phone sideways).

  • Film somewhere indoors that is quiet and without any background noise. If possible, try not to film in a bathroom as there will be an echo.

  • Make sure you're well lit. Filming with a window in front of you will guarantee great natural lighting. 

  • Avoid a messy or busy background. Spaces that are messy or busy can be distracting. A solid colored wall is a perfect backdrop. 

  • Feel free to dress up but make sure to avoid wearing any logos. Clothing that is black or a solid color look great on camera. 

  • Don't hold your camera while you're filming. Make sure to place the camera on a tripod or steady surface that is between 3 and 6 feet from yourself.

  • Test the balance between your accompaniment and your voice so that both can be heard clearly. 

  • Please state your name, school, musical, role, and song choice at the beginning of the video. 

  • Get into the role and have fun, but don't perform a fully choreographed dance. 

  • Watch the video before you hit send. If you don't like how it looks, film again. Send what highlights you the best and have fun!


OKC Broadway utilizes FlipGrid to accept and review submissions for The Kelli O'Hara Awards. FlipGrid is 100% free for all educators, learners and families. Request access to the 2021 Kelli O'Hara Awards FlipGrid at this link or by scanning the QR Code below. 

If you don't already have a FlipGrid account, you will be required to create an account using a Google or Microsoft account. If you do not have a Google or Microsoft account, you can create one for free. Upload your submission following these step-by-step instructions for computer or on a mobile device. If you need assistance with FlipGrid or uploading your submission, contact us.

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