Video Production students at CTEC once again answered the call for creativity on all platforms, competing in the monthly Directing Change competition. Written works, narratives, TikToks, and public service announcements were honored by the statewide organization, empowering young people to share their feelings and peer support for mental health issues. For the month of October, the topic was “What’s Your Word.”
Aaron Romero received a second-place award and $150.00 gift card for “Skin” a haunting poem about self-discovery. Romero offered advice for other young writers, saying “Let your experience be your muse”.
Ameerah Chatman, Hadleigh Wilson, and Ruben Chavez teamed up for 3rd place honors and a $100.00 prize with a TikTok they produced called “Respect”, Zack Frank earned an Honorable Mention Award for his narrative on mysteries, and Karla Espinosa and Adan Cruz were also recognized with an Honorable Mention award and $25.00 for their emotional piece titled “Believe”.
Espinosa Flores says being recognized at this level for the work of her team feels great and calls it a tremendous accomplishment. She plans to continue creating videos for Directing Change, every month.
The work of all our award winners can be found here: https://gallery.directingchange.org/contest/awards/october-2022-winners/