K-8 Classroom Contest

2021 Meijer Great Choices Junior Student Film Festival
Open to all Michigan grades K-8 classrooms

Upload your classroom entry here!


Help your classmates around the State of Michigan understand what it means to Build Character, Celebrate Diversity, or Promote Healthy Living. This competition is designed for students from Michigan K-8th grade classrooms, with the top winning PSA's in each category receiving a classroom grant. Then in the fall of 2021, the winning videos will be available for all Michigan schools to stream from the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival website.

With the guidance of teachers, students in grades K-8 can take this opportunity to enter a class-made 30-second PSA (a maximum of 30 seconds public service announcement) on one of the topics. Your audience is Michigan students in grades K-6.

Follow the Contest Rules and Guidelines then create your class-made PSA video. Then teachers can upload the video between February 2 through February 26. PSA's will be online for the general public to vote beginning March 2, 2021, and public voting ends March 29, 2021. You can vote more than once, but not more than once per video per day.  

Between March 2 and March 29, 2021, be sure to encourage your family, friends, and school staff to vote for your video. The top three videos in each category with the most votes win classroom grants! Please note that a classroom can only win one classroom grant per category.

2021 Schedule for K-8 Classroom Film Competition

Online video submission process opens
February 2, 2021

Submission period ends
February 26, 2021

Voting begins
March 2, 2021

Voting ends
March 29, 2021

Winners announced
June 5, 2021

To Do List:

  1. Review the Helpful Information for Character, Health, and Diversity.
  2. Rules and Guidelines
  3. PDF DocumentTalent Release Form(s)
  4. Upload your video between February 2-26, 2021
  5. Vote and encourage friends, family, school staff, and friends to vote for your PSA March 2-29, 2021
  6. Check out the awards

Our Legacy Partners


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