2024 Districts Make The Difference Student Video Contest is now Open!

Districts Make the Difference Video Contest 2024

2024 Student Video Contest is now Open!

We've taken our California student video contest and expanded it across the U.S. High school students are invited to create a fun and informative short video (60 seconds max) highlighting the ways special districts ‘Make the Difference’ in local communities across the US for a chance to win a scholarship. Additional prize money will be given to the teachers of the winning students to promote technology and support distance learning.

The video submission window will be open from January 2, 2024 to March 31, 2024. The top ten finalists will be chosen by Districts Make the Difference. Final winners will be selected during the public voting period May 1-15, 2024. 

The video entries will be scored on four criteria: accuracy and effectiveness, creativity and originality, production quality, and entertainment value.

At the end of May, Districts Make the Difference will award:

  • $2,000 for the First-place winner
  • $1,000 for the Second-place winner
  • $500 for the Third-place winner

Need inspiration? check out videos from prior years on the The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) Districts Make the Difference website HERE.

Note: An additional $500 will be awarded to the student’s chosen teacher for each winning video! 

U.S. High school students grades 9-12 are strongly encouraged to participate in this contest for its educational engagement and scholarship opportunities. Enjoy creating a video and learning about special districts for a chance to win up to $2,000!

Steps to enter the contest:

  1. Review the contest rules.
  2. Create a 60-second video adhering to the contest rules. SUBMIT VIDEO HERE