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2022 Student Video Contest Winners Announced

The Georgia School Boards Association is thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Student Video Contest!

GSBA sponsors a student video contest for public high school students all over the state. This year’s theme was, “To My Younger Self. If you could travel back in time and give advice to your middle school self, what would it be?”

The GSBA Awards committee, made of board of education members from all over Georgia, critiqued the videos on how well they addressed the topic, as well as the quality of the production and the creativity of the videos. The videos were all one minute or less. No professional assistance was provided to produce the video. The format of the video was left up to the students (commercial, news broadcast, music video, etc.) There were 37 verified videos submitted for the contest this year.

The top three videos will be shown during the Awards Session at the GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference on December 1, 2022. The first place prize is $1,000, second place is $500 and third place is $250. The prize money will go towards the high school’s fine arts or video production program. The top three videos and the three honorable mention videos, as determined by the judges, are as follows:

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2022 GSBA Student Video Contest:

  • ­­­­First Place: Best Wishes 
    • School: Alcovy High School, Newton County School System
    • Lead Student: Kaia Smith
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Verda Watson
  • Second PlaceWhat Would You Tell Your Middle School Self
    • School: East Laurens High School
    • Lead Student: Daniel Hobbs
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Justin Woodard
  • Third PlaceAdvice To My Middle School Self
    • School: Peach County High School
    • Lead Student: Timothy Deas
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Robert Hill
  • Honorable MentionEnjoy Life – Dear Younger Me
    • School: Davidson Fine Arts
    • Lead Student: Denzel Howard
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Mr. James
  • Honorable Mention: I Am Enough
    • School: Upson-Lee High School
    • Lead Student: Ava Dunaway
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Brent Wells

We appreciate seeing all the creative videos from students around the state and all the hard work everyone put into their videos.