Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Video Contest Evaluation Day

I spent the day with 7 other members of the Area Nine Cable Council's Education Committee (colleagues from Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Greenwich and Redding). We evaluated this year's entries in the Cable Contest at the Cablevision offices in Norwalk. Each video was scored using a rubric (click on the image for a larger view).

All entries had to be shown on Cablevision's Local Access channel. Westport had 32 videos entered in the contest in four categories: News (high school only), Open Entry, Community/School Story and PSA (Public Service Announcements). After the first round of judging, 21 of the videos remained to be judged with all of the other entries.

The following schools submitted videos in the contest and ALL schools received awards -- either a first, second or third prize. [Awards will be prepared (trophies, and certificates with some equipment packages for 1st prize winners) and officially announced by the end of May!]
  • GFS
  • LLS
  • KHS
  • BMS
  • CMS
  • SHS
Our students should have the ability to compellingly communicate ideas in a video format. With this skill students will be more marketable in almost any career imaginable. Hopefully next year we will have another venue to celebrate the art and science of video creation in our schools -- the Westies!

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