For release: December 1, 2016
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Campuses Can Earn Prizes in Statewide Video Contest

(Austin)—Entries are being accepted for the 2016−17 Student Video Contest sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).

In a 30-second to two-minute video, students can illustrate why their public school rocks and win cash prizes. The contest is open to all Texas elementary and secondary public school students, and winners will be selected in three categories: elementary school, middle/junior high school, and high school. First prize of $5,000 and a second prize of $2,500 in each category will be awarded for use in the students’ classroom or campus. A participating school district must be an active member of TASB.

Visit the Student Video Contest web page for contest rules and to see previous winners. Entries must be received by January 13, 2017. For more information or answers to specific questions, e-mail

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million public school students.