This year’s Video Contest will showcase the resilience our students are showing in the face of adversity. The isolation and overall impact of the pandemic has been profound and so we wanted to honor that reality by listening to our student’s experiences. How are students best communicating coping strategies? How are they supporting the mental health, of their peers?
Our Participants Benefit by:
all new prompts this year
Influence the Choice is sponsoring our 9th annual video contest to inspire youth to POSITIVELY influence each other by producing 2 minutes public service announcements on one of the following topics:
- “What are the methods you are using to positively cope since we have been in this pandemic?”
- “What are ways that you can support a friend or encourage them to get help if they are in distress?”
- “What do you think you will take away from your time in isolation and how might that affect your future self?”
To find out complete details click video contest entry form to the right:
In light of the pandemic, as you have noted, the prompts this year will be specific to the experience’s youth are having with isolation and remote learning, but also about how they are coping and thriving in spite of it! Another change we have made for this year will allow the contest to support the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank and Eastside Baby Corner directly by sharing half of every prize as a direct donation made in honor of each of the video contest winners. In these difficult times related to basic student needs we hope we are able to shade light on these important organizations and at the same time help our youth engage in an altruistic act in support.
2020 Contest winners
meet 2020's contest winner!
Henry Shriber is a 9th grader who attends Skyline High School
Title: Choose to Refuse
first place winners by category
My Choice to Be Healthy:
High School- Branden Holland, 9th Grade
"What Inspires Me to Make Healthy Choices"
Middle School- Ayalah Ziv, 7th Grade
"The Choice is Yours"
Create Your Own:
High School- Neethi Belur, 11th Grade
"One Girl, One Choice, Two Paths"
Middle School- MS Xiaomeng Lyu, 6th Grade
To My Future Self:
High School- Andrew Schmidt, 11th Grade
"Influence the Choice 202 Entry"
Middle School- Shriya Sundar, 8th Grade
"Dear Future Me"
To My Younger Self:
High School- Neethi Belur, Grace Tran, grade level?
Thank you to all the students who participated this year in our 8th annual Student Video Contest!
We had 22 video submissions by 40 students from 11 different schools for a total of 7,474 hours of healthy student engagements in support of their peers!
We hope you will enjoy all of the winning video submissions-
Create Your Own