High School Student Video Contest
Good things are happening in North Carolina’s public schools!
The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) is asking high school students to express their thoughts and ideas about What’s Super About Public Schools through its second student video contest. Public high schools are invited to submit a 30-45-second video that conveys the contest theme. The top 3 videos will win cash prizes for their respective schools. The top 3 videos, along with those identified by the judges as Honorable Mentions, will be posted on NCSBA’s YouTube site.
NCSBA is the professional organization that represents 116 local boards of education in North Carolina. It is a member-driven association that supports the school governance team—school board members, superintendents, senior administrative staff and board assistants—in its complex leadership role. The Association helps develop, communicate and advocate for the perspective of North Carolina school districts. The contest is open to NCSBA member district high schools.
Videos will be judged on how well they address the topic, as well as the quality of the production and the creativity of the video. No professional assistance can be provided to produce the video. The format of the video is up to the students. Videos can be a commercial, news broadcast, music video, etc.
To enter the contest, complete the three steps below. Submission must be received at the email address below by 11:59pm ET on Friday, October 12, 2012. Once the contest closes, our judges will select the top 3 videos which will be announced on NCSBA’s website -- Thursday, November 1.
By submitting a video, you understand that the use of the submission is completely at the discretion of NCSBA. Information can be downloaded here.
Step 1: Make a video!
Make a video about the contest theme, What’s Super About Public Schools. It should
- Be 30-45 seconds.
- Tell us your story about public schools.
Step 2: Upload your video to the Internet
Upload your video to your video sharing site such as your YouTube account. If you have a Google account, you have a YouTube account.
Don’t have a Google account? Sign up at accounts.google.com.
Don’t know how to upload your file? Learn more at support.google.com.
Step 3: Submit your video.
Email email@example.com with the following:
- Your name, school name and school district
- The URL of your uploaded video
- Entry forms - if submitting forms electronically, attach to your email; otherwise, mail your forms to NCSBA Video Contest, PO Box 97877, Raleigh NC 27624. Forms must be received by October 12 for video to be included in judging.
The top three videos, as determined by the judges, will be shown during general sessions of the 2012 NCSBA Annual Conference that will be held in Greensboro, November 12-14. Student directors of the top three videos, along with their respective principal and/or teacher, will be invited to the association’s Awards Ceremony that will be held on November 13. First, second and third place winners will be announced during the ceremony. Prize money will be awarded to the winning schools as follows:
Judging will be done by independent media and education professionals.
2011 Honorable Mention
- Career Center High School, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
- Concord High School, Cabarrus County
- Early College East High School, Craven County
- Hickory Ridge High School, Cabarrus County
- Highland School of Technology, Gaston County
- Millbrook High School, Wake County
- New Hanover County
- Piedmont High School, Union County
Contact Ramona Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.