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School Video Contest


Four lucky teams of public school students in grades 6 through 12 may win up to $3,000 in prizes for their 30- to 60-second commercials/public service announcements. The Alabama Association of School Boards announces its third annual statewide How We Achieve Excellence in Our School video contest for public school students. The 2014 contest allows a maximum of two entries from each Alabama school system. The contest applauds excellence in teaching, the creativity of Alabama's public school students and the positive school experiences that inspire students to graduate. Entries will be accepted Feb. 3-April 11, 2014.  | Watch Commercial | Submission Form & Details | 2012 & 2013 Winners

Prizes are:
First Prize: $1,500, Bloggie Touch video camera & Jump Drive
Second Prize: $1,000 & Jump Drive
Third Prize: $500 & Jump Drive 

Timeline: The contest begins Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 11, 2014, and submitted to the Alabama Association of School Boards. The AASB office – at 4240 Lomac St. in Montgomery, AL 36106 – is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Entries may be mailed to: 
AASB Video Contest P.O. Drawer 230488 Montgomery, AL 36123-0488 

Length & format: School systems should submit no more than two entries produced by students (open to grades 6-12), saved in DVD format. High quality video preferred (720p to 1080p). No shorter than 30 seconds and no longer than 60 seconds. Submission and release forms must accompany each entry. 

Evaluation criteria (as judged by Alabama Public Television and other media professionals): 
Creativity & originality 
Production quality & technical skill (sound, video, transitions, etc.) 
Effectiveness in portraying the theme

Sponsors: Alabama Association of School Boards, Fairbanks LLC and Alabama Public Television (American Graduate grant funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting)


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