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Why I Love Teaching
Video Contest

Sponsored by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

The West Virginia Department of Education is challenging teachers to create a video to tell others why they love their profession. The department has partnered with the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to offer 100 prizes, including iPads, wireless presentation pointers, wireless keyboards, thumb drives, and much more, as part of the video contest. The best videos will be featured on the Department's website at http://wvde.state.wv.us. iPads go to the top five finishers to use in their classrooms to support instruction and improve student learning.

The contest is open to all certified West Virginia public school educators. Participants can submit a two- to three-minute video from Nov. 8 to Dec. 6. Videos will be judged on overall quality, originality, creativity, adherence to the theme, "Why I love teaching". Entries must include a signed release form confirming that all necessary release forms have been secured for all adults and children 18 years of age and younger at the time of entry to appear in the video.

For more information, contact Doug Cipoletti at 304-558-7010, or the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699. Also see www.teachwv.com.

How to enter:

  • Read and agree to the contest rules.
  • Make a video!
  • Complete a contest entry form.
    • Contestants must submit a signed Attestation Form (attached to entry form) verifying that written parental consent has been granted for all children 18 years of age and younger at the time of entry to appear in the video presentation. Contestants must use the Student Release Form provided at the end of the entry form. Contestants must retain original copies of all release forms.
  • Submit your video and completed entry form between November 8, 2010 and December 6, 2010. Submit your video file and form file using one of the following services:

    Use the following email address as the recipient when submitting your files: dccipole@access.k12.wv.us

    Please submit all your entry files as one ZIP compressed file. Here some instructions on how to zip files on your computer.