We the People: The Constitution in Our Lives
Sponsored by The West Virginia State Bar
The West Virginia State Bar and the West Virginia Department of Education have partnered to offer West Virginia students the chance to win as much as $500 for creating a 3-minute video on “We the People: The Constitution in Our Lives” to be placed on YouTube. The second place finishers win $250. The contest, which is open to West Virginia public school students in grades 6 through 12, gives participants the chance to create a video about what role the Constitution plays in daily life. Judging will be broken into high school and middle school levels. The creators of the first place videos also will be invited to attend The West Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting on May 10 at Stonewall Jackson Resort. Videos will be judged based on originality, creativity, adherence to the theme and overall quality. Entries must include a parental permission form for those under the age of 18. Submissions will be accepted from Feb. 15 to March 31. For more information, contact Mike Frazier with the West Virginia State Bar at 304-697-4370, 304-553-7220, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Office of Communication at 304-558-2699.
How to enter:
- Read and agree to the contest rules.
- Make a video!
- Upload your video to Dropbox and make it a public link accessible to everyone. For more information about creating public links on Dropbox, read their help page: How do I link to files in my Dropbox?.
- Submit the contest entry and parental permission form.
Winning videos will be uploaded to YouTube and will be found on The WV State Bar Video Contest Web page at a later date. You can view winning submissions by visiting http://www.youtube.com/user/wveducation
First place: All about the Constitution by Austin Susman
George Washington High School, Kanawha County
Second place: We the People by Megan Davis
Philip Barbour High School, Barbour County
First place: The Constitution in our Lives by Shamil Patel and Andy Michael
Barboursville Middle School, Cabell County
Second place (tie): The Making of our Bicameral Legislature by Daniel Flowers
Mountaineer Middle School, Monongalia County
Second place (tie): An Active American’s Constitution by Nathaniel Flohr
Taylor County Middle School, Taylor County
Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.
Social Studies Coordinator
Office of Instruction