High School Video Contest

What’s Super About 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 high school video contest.

Public high schools are invited to submit a 45-60-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 and a key presentation during Annual Conference general sessions.


Entries must be submitted using the online form no later than October 11, 2019.


The contest is open to NCSBA member district high schools. 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.


Videos will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Content clarity – does the video clearly address the content question, What’s Super About Public Schools?
  • Memorable/interesting – how well does the video draw in the listener and keep their attention?
  • Creativity – is the video original and something not seen before?
  • Production – what is the overall quality of production (including visual and sound elements)?

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.


The top three videos and 10 Honorable Mention projects, as determined by the judges, will be shown during general sessions of the 2019 NCSBA Annual Conference that will be held in Greensboro, November 18-20. 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 19. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be announced during the ceremony. Prizes money will be awarded as well.


Judging will be done by independent media and education professionals.

Thank you for your interest. Our submission period has closed for the 2019 contest year. Check back soon for entries!

Ramona PowersHigh School Video Contest