The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) is asking middle school students to express their thoughts and ideas about What’s Super About Public Schools through its middle school video contest.
Public middle schools are invited to submit a 45-60-second video that conveys the contest theme. The top 3 videos 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 middle 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, 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. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be announced at the conference and prizes will be given to representative school board members from those districts.
Judging will be done by independent media and education professionals.