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 36-Hour Video Competition Gets Rolling Next Month

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 next month.

The iVIE SDCCU Redeye Competition is part of the Innovative Video in Education festival put on by the San Diego County Office of Education and sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union.

Teams of as many as five students and one adult have will have 36 hours starting Feb. 20 for the contest. All writing, shooting, and editing must happen in that time.

"The RedEye Competition empowers and enables students' resilience when given a challenge and provides students with applicable life skills in accomplishing a given task with a deadline," said Joshua DuCharme, instructional technology specialist with SDCOE.

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 23 at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center.

Students in grades 6 through 12 can apply for the competition through Feb. 10.

Last year's winning video, "Rainy Day Fund," was created by students from Canyon Crest Academy.

The iVIE program is a powerful way for teachers to incorporate standards-based hands-on experiences into their lessons. The competition offers students an opportunity to work together while building important collaboration and media literacy skills.

"With the new state standards and curriculum now, learning happens through real-life experiences and problems," SDCOE Technology Coordinator Michanne Hoctor-Thompson said. "iVIE gives students the opportunity to use their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and to showcase their learning on a more public stage, engaging students on a deeper level."