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 Online Voting Opens for Student Video Contest

​Seventeen teams of students from throughout San Diego County competed recently in a 36-hour video competition, creating commercials for San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU).

The public can help pick the top five videos by voting on SDCCU’s Facebook page. Votes can be placed once a day until March 16.

“The results are fantastic,” said Leigh Murrell, who organized the SDCCU Redeye Competition as part of the bigger Innovative Video in Education competition put on by the San Diego County Office of Education.

The Redeye competition asked students to make a 30 second video in 36 hours that could air on live television. All writing, shooting, and editing happened within that 36-hour window.

Winning students will get $500 scholarships and their video will air on television. The winner will be announced at the iVIE Awards and Festival April 25.

The iVIE program is a powerful way for teachers to incorporate standards-based hands-on experiences into their lessons. The competition provides a chance for students to take ownership of their learning in a collaborative and rigorous environment.

“It’s an opportunity for student voice and creativity,” said “With the Common Core State Standards, the ability to take that learning and apply it to real-world situations encourages the deeper thinking that students need to be successful.”

The competition has drawn thousands of participating students from throughout the county over the last 14 years in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Videos are judged by media professionals and educators. Awards will be given in categories including math, science, language arts, documentary, and public service announcement.