The W.Va. State Bar Seeks Student Entries for YouTube Video Contest

Posted: January 25, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Bar and the West Virginia Department of Education have partnered to offer West Virginia students the chance to win as much as $1,000 for creating a three minute video on “Righting a Wrong” to be placed on YouTube. The second place finisher wins $500, while third place receives $250.

The contest, which is open to West Virginia public school students in grades 9 through 12, gives participants the chance to create a video about a wrong that they would right, an injustice they would correct, or something that they would remedy within the judicial system.

The creator of the winning video also will receive basic accommodations at The Greenbrier for the awards presentation during The West Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting in May.

"The idea of the video contest is to reach as many West Virginia students as possible to help them understand the importance of the justice system," said The West Virginia State Bar President Sandra Chapman. “It is important in a democratic society to encourage students to express their ideas and interest in the law and the role it plays. I am confident we will get some creative entries.”

Videos will be judge based on originality, creativity, adherence to the theme and overall quality. Entries must include a parental permission form for those under age of 18.

Submissions will be accepted from Jan. 25 to April 1. Students interested in entering the contest can download an application and other forms as well as rules at http://wvde.state.wv.us/wvstatebar.

For more information, contact Timothy Haught at the West Virginia State Bar at 304-455-0172, or thaught@wvdsl.net.

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