High School Student Contest

The Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival is open to all Michigan High School Students
more than $21,000 in prizes awarded to 60 high school students


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Michigan high school students (grades 9 through 12) are invited to participate in The Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival where more then $21,000 in cash prizes are awarded to student film makers from throughout the state. 

Students from throughout the state are encouraged to submit a :30 public service announcement video promoting positive choices in the areas of Character Education, Promoting Healthy Living, and Celebrating Diversity. 

Cash awards are in the form of Meijer gift cards. First place winners receive $1,500, second place $1,000 and third place finalists receive $500. The 42 runners up (fourth through tenth place) will get a gift card for $75. All of the finalists in attendance at the awards event will also receive a commemorative gift.

In the fall of 2020 the winning PSA's in each category will be available on the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival website for schools and teachers from across the state to use as tools for their Character Education, Health Education and Diversity programs.

Check out the links below or read about the PDF DocumentFestival Schedule & Information sheet. 

PDF DocumentView the latest press release listing the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival Winners.

 2020 Calendar for High School Film Festival Competition

Early Registration Deadline
January 17, 2020

Final Submission Deadline
February 7, 2020

Judging Period
March-April 2020

Finalist Notification
April/May 2020

Festival Awards Event
May 30, 2020

 To Do List:

  1. Review the Helpful Information for Character , Health , Diversity .
  2. Complete Online Registration for grades 9 through 12
  3. PDF DocumentHigh School Talent Release Form
  4. PDF DocumentContest Rules and Guidelines
  5. PDF DocumentSchedule/Deadlines
  6. High School (grades 9 through 12) Awards

2018 High School Contest Winning Videos

PSA's Targeted for Grades 7-12

Winning Entries 2018 High School Contest

First Place Building Character
"Simple Act of Kindness"
Austin Bonnema, Careerline Tech Center

First Place Healthy Living
"You Have a Choice"
Aidan Flynn & Isabelle Gallagher, Pewamo - Westphalia Highschool

First Place Celebrating Diversity
"Celebrating Diversity"
Tarek Alhalmi, Frontier International Academy

PSA's Targeted for Grades K-6

Winning Entries 2018 High School Contest

First Place Building Character
"Follow Your Path"
Teresa Nguyen, Careerline Tech Center

First Place Healthy Living
"Eat Healthy"
Caitlin Walsh, Careerline Tech Center

First Place Celebrating Diversity
"Celebrating Diversity"
Elizabeth Blue, Careerline Tech Center

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