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Video Contest Rules

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2017 Celebrate Texas Public Schools Video Contest


Enter for a chance to win $1,250 for your campus!

Sponsored by
Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union


The CTPS Video Contest is open to all districts in Texas with TSPRA members.


Schools may submit videos in the following categories:

  • Elementary School (grades pre-K-5)
  • Middle School (grades 6-8)
  • High School (9-12)
  • Foreign Language (any grade level)


  • Videos must tell the story of the power of public schools. (For example: It can feature students, teachers, programs, significant achievements, etc.)

  • All videos must be produced by campus students with staff support. Please remember this contest is intended to be a school production, not a professional video.
  • Videos should be no more than ninety seconds in length.
  • Videos should be submitted in landscape/horizontal format.

  • All videos should have the following VIDEO CONTENT: 
    • For consistency, we ask that each video open and close with the same statements. The middle part of the story can be yours. 
    • OPENING STATEMENT: Every day in every city across the state of Texas, public educators are changing the lives of students in POWERFUL ways. This is one of those life-changing stories. 
    • CLOSING STATEMENT: There is POWER in {INSERT YOUR DISTRICT NAME}. And there is POWER in Texas public schools. 
    • Show your District logo
    • Show CTPS Power of Public Logo 
    • FADE OUT
  • All videos should end with this year's theme logo, The Power of Public, as a still or animated graphic. (Click the links to download.)
  • Campuses are responsible for securing media release forms (that cover Internet usage) for the students who appear in the video. 

How to submit

Click here for the form to submit your entries. 

Campuses should submit videos to a designated district staff member (or committee), who will be responsible for selecting a district-level winner in each category. Each district may submit one entry for each category for a total of five submissions.


Districts must submit district-level winners (one per category) to TSPRA by January 16, 2017.


Regional winners (based on Education Service Center regions) will be selected by members of Texas School Public Relations Association. State winners will be selected by a panel of TSPRA members and Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union.


State winners will be announced at the 2017 TSPRA Annual Conference, held Feb. 20-23 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. The state winner in each video category will win $1,250, to be awarded by RBFCU to the campus who submitted the video.


By submitting the video, the entrant agrees that the Texas School Public Relations Association/Celebrate Texas Public Schools Campaign has the right to use, reproduce, distribute, and display the video without notification, consent or compensation. 

See the 2016 CTPS Video Contest Winners Here!