News release from the Northeast Indiana Fund Trust Initiative:
New Video Contest Gives Northeast Indiana High School Students a Chance to Show Off Their STEM Talents
(February 9, 2011) – The Talent Initiative, the program behind the Talent Made Here campaign, announced today that it is hosting a STEM-focused video contest open to all high school students in Northeast Indiana.
This contest is just one of the ways the Talent Initiative is increasing awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs and businesses in the region and showing students how STEM can open doors of opportunity to them for the rest of their lives.
Students are asked to create a video up to two minutes in length answering the question “How is STEM making a difference in your lives, every day, right here in Northeast Indiana?” Finalists will be determined by public vote on the TalentMadeHere.com website from March 21 through April 1. Winners will be determined by a panel of representatives from the Talent Initiative and announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday, April 16 at Northeast Indiana TechFest. TechFest is a new event hosted by the Graduate Retention Program of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.
“We wanted to find an interactive way to reach out to students and teachers and encourage them to really explore what STEM could mean to their future,” said Courtney Tritch, Talent Initiative communications manager. “This is a great way for them to gain recognition for their schools and showcase their creativity through their use of technology.”
The classroom receiving the grand prize will win a MinoHD Flip video camera and a walk-on appearance in the next Talent Made Here video. The grand prize-winning video will also be posted on the TalentMadeHere.com website for two months and promoted to the media and the Talent Made Here social network.
For full contest information and official rules, visit https://www.TalentMadeHere.com/contest. Deadline for entries is Friday, March 18.