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Video Competition

Our annual high school video competition engages local youth in learning about the needs in their community and how Livingston County United Way responds with lasting, sustainable solutions. Each year, area students dig deep into the work of United Way and find creative ways to capture the collaborative nature of what we do and invite viewers to get involved. One winner is selected by a panel of local media and human resource professionals.

Submissions due: April 13, 2018

2018 Video Competition Guidelines & Criteria

Questions? Contact Mikaela Cooper, Video Competition Intern or Alexandra Boscolo.

2017 Livingston County United Way Video Winner

Imagine 2017 shows us that Livingston County United Way is working for the financial stability, education, and wellness of EVERY person in our community– and all we need is you!

The 2017 video was produced by Amanda Tomassi’s Fowlerville High School students Rozlin Opolka, Stephanie Maher, and Avery Latson. They were each awarded a cash prize generously sponsored by Brennan Investment Services.

2017 Runners Up

Out of 24 submissions, we chose one winner and six finalists. While these videos are “unedited,” we want to share these students’ creativity and devotion to mission of the Livingston County United Way.

2nd place: Pinckney Community High School students Maggie Ozias, Dakota Szaloney, Kylie Taft, and Lydia Wohlfeil. See their video here.

3rd place: Fowlerville High School students Hannah Brock, Audrey Trinka, and Romeo Augsburger. See their video here.

Additional Finalists

Pinckney New Tech High School: Andy Bennett, Victor French, Koryn Julka, Allie Hauserman, and Bailey Schmidt. See video.

Fowlerville High School: Nicholas Montrose, Scott Riley, and Michael LaPlante (see video); and Connor Brach, Bryce Bertyl, Tyler Heick, and Tyler Bennett (see video).

 2016 Livingston County United Way Video Winner

Grab a Brush! What can you do to help paint a better picture for your community? Well, it’s easy! You can give, advocate and volunteer!

Livingston County United Way’s 2016 video was produced by Amanda Tomassi’s Fowlerville High School students Kyle Henrikson, Kenneth Kline, Austin Youmans, Caleb LaFebrve, Andrew Dyc. They were awarded a cash prize of $500 sponsored by Brennan Investment Services and Palmer Moving & Storage.

2016 Runners Up

We are pleased to showcase the talent and creativity of the students who enter our competition. Out of 47 submissions, we had six finalists. While “unedited,” we want to shine a little light on how hard these students work to communicate the mission of Livingston County United Way. Citizens Insurance supplied gift cards for the second and third place winners to honor their achievements.

2nd Place: Hartland High School teacher Nathan Oake’s leadership class students Beth Biernacki, Amanda Mourad and Holly Neuens. See video.

3rd Place: Brighton High School Digital Multimedia Club students Grant Lewis, Ryan Lewis, Jonathan Singer, Sean Smith and Scott Smith. The after-school club is led by teacher Michelle Costa. See video.

Additional finalists:

Fowlerville High School: Amanda Tomassi’s students Meranda Davie, Rachel Longhi and Sara Domine were recognized as finalists. See video.

Howell High School: John Mozdzierz’s digital arts student Kaylee Stevenson.

Hartland High School: Nathan Oake’s marketing students Kyle Redies, Eric Schumann and Bailee Vaughn.

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