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Marion County Schools Capture International Student Video Awards

Television production students in nine Marion County public schools recently won 33 awards in this year’s International Student Media Festival. The annual competition, sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, judges entries in Podcast, Live Action, Animation, Sequential Skills, Interactive Skills, Website, Photographic Essay and Single Photograph categories based on the use of on-screen talent, use of technology, quality, appropriateness and artistic/technical merit.

The Marion County public schools winning awards include:

  • Belleview High School – one award in the Live Action category for Best Defense;
  • Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary – four awards in the Live Action category, including a “Judges Favorite” for Marion Therapeutic Riding Association;
  • Dunnellon Middle School – nine awards in the Live Action category, including “Best of Festival” for Tallahassee Surprise and five “Judges Favorite” winners;
  • Forest High School – one award in the Live Action category for Endurance, a “Best of Festival” winner;
  • Harbour View Elementary – two awards in the Live Action category for Continents and Oceans and Responsibility;
  • Howard Middle School – five awards, including two in the Photographic Essay category, one in the Single Photograph category for Dog’s Eye View, a “Judges Favorite,” and one each in the Sequential Skills and Live Action categories;
  • Lake Weir High School – one award in the Live Action category for Kick in the Budget;
  • Osceola Middle School – 11 awards, including seven in the Live Action category and four “Judges Favorite” winners in the Animation Category;
  • Vanguard High School – one award in the Live Action category for Foreclosure.

For information about the International Student Media Festival, including a list of winners and participants, visit www.ismf.net.