Awards

2021 Meijer Great Choices Film Festival Top 60 Award Winners

Building Character K-6
  1. Lux Cajina - Careerline Tech Center
  2. Courtney Hanses - Pewamo-Westphalia 
  3. Alex Awrey - Byron Center High School
  • Sophie Poulsen - Allegan High School
  • Mariah Davis - L'Anse Creuse  Public Schools
  • Jack Raymond - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
  • Caleb Hoekstra - Careerline Tech Center
  • Sarah Syed - Genesee Career Institute
  • Ruby Frei - Thornapple Kellogg High School
  • Miles Sonza - Thornapple Kellogg High School 
Celebrating Diversity K-6
  1. Leah Provorse - Genesee Career Institute
  2. Anita Alkatib - Troy Athens High School
  3. Himani Patil - Forest Hills Northern High School
  • Henry Kozak - Lake Shore High School
  • Mariah Davis - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
  • Ariy'ha Brown - Genesee Career Institute
  • Brooke Ringstad - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
  • Camren Zoet - Thornapple Kellogg High School 
  • Katie Freed - Pewamo-Westphalia High School
  • Corey Holt - Thornapple Kellogg High School 
Promoting Healthy Living K-6
  1. Ashleigh Wolbrink - C.A. Frost Middle/High School
  2. Aubrie McDonald - Romeo High School 
  3. Zion Williams - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
  • Paul Kimball - Byron Center High School
  • Peyton Lees - Lake Shore High School
  • Lux Cajina - Careerline Tech Center
  • Ethan Foster - Oxford High School
  • NyKole Vartanian - Thornapple Kellogg High School
  • Regan Skinner - Romeo High School 
  • Camren Zoet - Thornapple Kellogg High School  
Building Character 7-12
  1. Darrielle Baker - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
  2. Gavin Rapuzzi - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
  3. Hailey Shipaila - Rockford High School
  • Brezlynn Rose - Careerline Tech Center
  • Emily Ike - Rockford High School 
  • Justine Lytle - Allegan High School 
  • Neko Trocki - Romeo High School
  • Elliot Corbin - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
  • Micah Martin - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
  • Easten Blair - Rockford High School 
Celebrating Diversity 7-12
  1. Aaron Hall - Genesee Career Institute
  2. Lux Cajina - Careerline Tech Institute
  3. Jonah VanderPol - Careerline Tech Center
  • Simira Jeffries - Cass Tech Performing Arts
  • Ryan Romano - Romeo High School
  • Olivia Scott - Genesee Career Institute
  • Morgan Weststrate Byron Center High School
  • Uqbah Sumaha - Oakland International Academy 
  • Alayna Arms - Byron Center High School 
  • Lila Libby - Romeo High School 
Promoting Healthy Living 7-12
  1. Lillie Termini - Romeo High School
  2. Jacob Peck - Rockford High School
  3. Kayla Kruse - Romeo High School
  • Caden Currie - Rockford High School 
  • Carlos McWhorter - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
  • Regan Skinner - Romeo High School 
  • Jaden Sweeney - Oxford High School 
  • William Gilbert - Romeo High School 
  • Nicholas Olmeda - Lake Shore High School
  • Aida Valentin - L'Anse Creuse Public Schools

2021 Junior Film Festival Award Winners

Building Character
  1. Do Not Be A Bully, Be A Friend - Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School
  2. Choose Kindness - St. Michael Catholic School
  3. A Puzzle's Pieces - Byron Center West Middle School
  • Judge's Choice - Sharing Is Caring - North Rockford Middle School
Celebrating Diversity
  1. Don't Judge By Diversity - St. Michael Catholic School 
  2. One Beautiful Song - Richards Middle School 
  3. Embracing Differences - Byron Center West Middle School
  • Judge's Choice - All Are Welcome - Bennie Elementary Allen Park Public Schools
Promoting Healthy Living
  1. Healthy Foods = Healthy Brain - St. Michael Catholic School
  2. Don't Rush It, Brush It - Byron Center West Middle School
  3. Protect Our Water (PV) - Allendale Public Schools
  • Judge's Choice - Get Outside! - North Rockford Middle School

Awards Ceremony

The ten finalists for each category:

  • K-6 Building Character
  • K-6 Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
  • K-6 Celebrating Diversity
  • 7-12 Building Character
  • 7-12 Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
  • 7-12 Celebrating Diversity

will be invited to the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival Awards Event to be held on June 5, 2021.

Each finalist and their guests will be invited to a celebration event where audience members will view winning PSA's for each category.

A VIP reception will coincide with the screening event on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

All 60 finalists for each category will receive a cash prize and recognition at the event.

K-8 Awards & Prizes

K-6 Target Audience - Building Character

  • First Place $500 classroom grant and an invitation to Awards Event
  • Second Place $200 classroom grant mailed to teacher
  • Third Place $200 classroom grant mailed to teacher
  • Judges Choice Award $200 classroom grant mailed to teacher

K-6 Target Audience - Celebrating Diversity

  • First Place $500 classroom grant and an invitation to Awards Event
  • Second Place $200 classroom grant mailed to teacher
  • Third Place $200 classroom grant mailed to teacher
  • Judges Choice Award $200 classroom grant mailed to teacher

K-6 Target Audience - Promoting Healthy Living

  • First Place $500 classroom grant and an invitation to Awards Event
  • Second Place $200 classroom grant mailed to teacher
  • Third Place $200 classroom grant mailed to teacher
  • Judges Choice Award $200 classroom grant mailed to teacher

High School Awards & Prizes

The top 10 finalists will be announced at the event as follows:

K-6 Target Audience - Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

  • First Place $1,500 prize package
  • Second Place $1,000 prize package
  • Third Place $500 prize package
  • Fourth-10th Places $75 prize package 

K-6 Target Audience - Building Character

  • First Place $1,500 prize package
  • Second Place $1,000 prize package
  • Third Place $500 prize package
  • Fourth-10th Places $75 prize package 

K-6 Target Audience - Celebrating Diversity

  • First Place $1,500 prize package
  • Second Place $1,000 prize package
  • Third Place $500 prize package
  • Fourth-10th Places $75 prize package 

Grades 7-12 Target Audience - Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

  • First Place $1,500 prize package
  • Second Place $1,000 prize package
  • Third Place $500 prize package
  • Fourth-10th Places $75 prize package

Grades 7-12 Target Audience - Building Character

  • First Place $1,500 prize package
  • Second Place $1,000 prize package
  • Third Place $500 prize package
  • Fourth-10th Places $75 prize package 

Grades 7-12 Target Audience - Celebrating Diversity

  • First Place $1,500 prize package
  • Second Place $1,000 prize package
  • Third Place $500 prize package
  • Fourth-10th Places $75 prize package

Our Legacy Partners

 

Logo for Kathy Sneden, a Meijer Film Festival Underwriter
Kathy Sneden Logo for Kathy Sneden, a Meijer Film Festival 2020 underwriter
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Vander Laan Family Foundation Logo for the Vander Laan Family Foundation, a Meijer Film Festival 2020 underwriter