The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education.


Student Video Contest

GSBA’s Student Video Contest

In partnership with Georgia’s Vision for Public Education, GSBA sponsors a student video contest for public high school students all over the state. Students create a short, creative video that covers a theme. The top three winners are invited to our Annual Conference in Atlanta in December and win money that is used for their school’s digital/video program.


  • The contest is open to GSBA member district high schools.


  • Videos will be judged on how well they address the year’s chosen topic, as well as the quality of the production and the creativity of the video.
  • The video should be between 30 seconds – 1 minute long.
  • No professional assistance can be provided to produce the video.
  • The format of the video is up to the students (commercial, news broadcast, music video, etc.)

We look forward each year to viewing the high-quality work of our public high school students. Last year, we had 50 verified entries for our contest.

GSBA's Student Video Contest 2022 Theme is "To my Younger Self"

2022 Theme:

“To My Younger Self” If you could travel back in time and give advice to your middle school self, what would it be?

The 2022 Student Video Contest is now closed. Applications for 2023 will open in the fall of 2023.

Deadlines + Important Reminders

Contest Opens:

  • September 6, 2022

Deadline for submission:

  • October 14, 2022

The online entry, video upload and all paperwork must be received by the deadline.

Update for 2022 – we are using a new system, Award Force, for the Student Video Contest entry.

Entry Highlights:

  • Only one video per school campus may be entered.
  • A sponsoring faculty member must be designated.
  • New for 2022: we will be using Award Force, an online platform, for the Student Video Contest submissions. Schools entry, videos and paperwork must all be submitted through this platform.

Awards + Judging

  • The top three videos and up to three honorable mention videos, as determined by the judges, will be shown during the awards session at the 2021 GSBA /GSSA Annual Conference.
  • First place ($1,000), second place ($500), and third place ($250) winners will be announced during the awards ceremony and the prize money will go towards the school’s fine arts or video production program.
  • Judging will be done by the GSBA Awards committee.

Documents, Forms and Entry Procedures

Complete the legal rules document and release forms. Only one video per school campus may be entered. A sponsoring faculty member must be designated, and the high school principal must sign the Student Video Contest Rules form found below. Only submitted videos that have the completed forms below will be considered for judging.

Student Video Contest Rules

Must be signed by school principal

Production Talent Release Form

Each student must sign one

2021 Student Video Contest Winners

First Place:

Alcovy High School

Second Place:

East Laurens High School

Third Place:

Peach County High School

Honorable Mentions

Davidson Fine Arts