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. 

Submission Guidelines

To enter the contest, complete the three steps below. Submission must be received by NCSBA no later than 11:59pm ET on Friday, October 23, 2015. Once the contest closes, our judges will select the top 3 videos which will be announced on NCSBA’s website by Friday, November 6. Click here for the online video submission form.

By submitting a video, you understand that the use of the submission is completely at the discretion of NCSBA.

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.

Complete the online video entry form. Attach appropriate parental/guardian permission slip to your submission. Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 23 for your video to be included in judging.


The top three videos and 10 honorable mention videos, as determined by the judges, will be shown during general sessions of the 2015 NCSBA Annual Conference that will be held in Greensboro, November 16-18. 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 17. First-, second- and third-place winners will be announced during the ceremony. 


Judging will be done by independent media and education professionals. 

Contact Ramona Miller at rmiller@ncsba.org with any questions.