Video Contest

2024 Student Video Contest open

January 2 - March 31, 2024

We've taken our California student video contest and expanded it across the U.S. High school students are invited to create a fun and informative short video (60 seconds max) highlighting the ways special districts ‘Make the Difference’ in local communities across the US for a chance to win a scholarship. Additional prize money will be given to the teachers of the winning students to promote technology and support distance learning.

The video submission window will be open from January 2, 2024 to March 31, 2024. The top ten finalists will be chosen by Districts Make the Difference. Final winners will be selected during the public voting period May 1-15, 2024. 

The video entries will be scored on four criteria: accuracy and effectiveness, creativity and originality, production quality, and entertainment value.

At the end of May, Districts Make the Difference will award:

  • $2,000 for the First-place winner
  • $1,000 for the Second-place winner
  • $500 for the Third-place winner

Note: An additional $500 will be awarded to the student’s chosen teacher for each winning video! 

U.S. High school students grades 9-12 are strongly encouraged to participate in this contest for its educational engagement and scholarship opportunities. Enjoy creating a video and learning about special districts for a chance to win up to $2,000!

Download the logo for use in your video!

Steps to enter the contest:

  1. Review the contest rules.
  2. Create a 60-second video adhering to the contest rules

Submit Video Here

2024 Video Contest begins January 2

2023 Student Video Contest Winners

Get Creative! Here are last year's winning entries.

First Place recipient of a $2000 scholarship:

Isabella Masrouga
CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts
Van Nuys, CA

Second Place recipient of a $1000 scholarship:

Ian Lape
Spencerport High School

Spencerport, NY

Third Place recipient of a $500 scholarship:

Matthew May
Palm Beach Gardens High School
Palm Beach Gardens, FL