Announcing the 2016 OSBA Student Video Contest Winners!
The winners of the fifth annual OSBA Student Video Contest have been announced. With 47 out of a possible 48 points, the winner is Fairview Park City Schools. Plain Local (Stark) Schools came in second and Madison Local (Butler) was the third place winner.
A total of 67 videos were submitted this year — the most ever and up slightly from 61 entries last year and 31 the year before. Videos were submitted by students from across Ohio expressing their thoughts and ideas on how public schools make a difference as part of OSBA's "Stand Up for Public Schools" promotional campaign.
To enter, public high schools submitted videos no longer than 1:30 that convey the contest theme. Junior high schools with designated video production programs were also eligible to participate. The top 3 videos won prizes for their respective schools' video production program. The winning video will also be shown during a General Session at the 2016 OSBA Capital Conference.
A panel of independent media professionals judged the videos. Listed left to right in the picture below are the 2016 judges: Anchor/Reporter Maria Durant, ABC6/Fox28; Photographer Jess Grimm, The Chillicothe Gazette; Assistant News Director/Anchor Ken Stevens, Newsradio 610 WTVN. Watch the winning videos from 2016 below.
The winning videos from 2016 are:
Fairview Park City Schools
Plain Local (Stark) Schools
Madison Local (Butler) Schools