Celebrating Success: Video Production Students Shine in Statewide Competition

Recently, students from our Video Production program achieved remarkable success, leaving an indelible mark on a statewide competition. Their triumph not only reflects their dedication but also underscores the exceptional quality of education and mentorship they receive here.


The competition, which drew participants from across the state, served as a platform for budding filmmakers and videographers to showcase their skills and creativity. Our students seized this opportunity with both hands, leveraging their knowledge, technical prowess, and innovative spirit to produce outstanding work to prevent suicide and reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, while promoting the mental health and wellness of their peers.

From concept development to post-production, every aspect of their projects exuded professionalism and ingenuity. Their entries captivated audiences and judges alike, demonstrating a keen understanding of visual storytelling and a mastery of the craft. Whether it was a short film, documentary, or promotional video, each piece showcased their unique voice and perspective.


The contest was put on by the Directing Change organization and was for a :30 Radio Public Service Announcement (PSA) the student teams had to research, write, produce, record and edit. The February Hope & Justice prompt was "You Are Never A Bother" and our CTEC teams earned the top four awards while demonstrating their creativity and their technical expertise.
1st Place - Jamari Harris & Ezekiel Thomas
2nd Place - Mary Grace Leyson & Irish Pinkston
3rd Place - Rosemary Fernandez & Angel Patino
Honorable Mention - Garrett Hutchins and James Roseborough
Each of these teams will also receive an Amazon gift card for their work. You can view a full list of the winners here: