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 11th Annual iVIE Awards Presented by the San Diego County Credit Union Showcase, Honor Amazing Student Video Productions

​​​More than 800 students, parents, teachers and supporters attended the 11th Annual iVIE Awards​ ceremony on June 7 at the Civic Theatre, honoring dozens of students and teachers for their achievements in video production.

With the line of attendees wrapped around the venue and the students flooding the paparazzi-lined “red carpet”, student video productions were recognized in categories ranging from math, science and language arts to documentary and public service announcements.

Former California Teacher of the Year Alex Kajitani and local radio personality of Channel 93.3 Geena Aguilar (Geena The Latina), co-hosted the awards, recognizing excellence in student-produced digital video production. 


This year, more than 400 individual student productions were entered, an all-time record.

The Grand Recognition Elementary Award went to Juniper Elementary in the Escondido Union District for their production “Cheetos Revolution.”

The Grand Recognition Middle School Award went to Mission Middle in the Escondido Union District for their production “Hope.”

The Grand Recognition High School Award went to Canyon Crest Academy in the San Dieguito Union School District for their production “Jenna.”

Each Grand Recognition recipient received $500 from the San Diego County Credit Union for his or her school.

iVIE encourages teachers and students to create videos from the California State Content Standards. There are categories for all grade levels, elementary to high school, and in every curriculum area, from math to broadcast journalism.

For the third consecutive year, the San Diego County Credit Union is the title sponsor of iVIE. “We are proud to support the San Diego Office of Education and their efforts to recognize excellence with this student film festival,” said Teresa Halleck, President and CEO of San Diego County Credit Union. Other generous sponsors include Sony, Microsoft, and Time Warner Cable. Sony has donated 19 video cameras, including three of the newest 3D models. ​