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 Signups are Open for iVIE SDCCU Redeye Competition

​Teams of students will have 36 hours to make a 30 second video that could air on live television as part of an exciting competition planned to start Feb. 28.

The iVIE SDCCU Redeye Competition is part of the Innovative Video in Education competition put on by the San Diego County Office of Education.

Teams of as many as five students and one adult have one weekend to make the 30 second video for the contest. All writing, shooting, and editing must happen in that 36-hour window.

The videos will be reviewed by a panel of judges, who will pick the best. The 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.

Students in grades 6 through 12 can apply for the competition through Feb. 13.

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 Leigh Murrell, who’s organizing the event. “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.

This year’s iVIE competition is presented by the San Diego County Credit Union and will feature a new website, new categories, and a judging rubric that aligns more closely with learning objectives and standards.