Forward in the Fifth seeks video submissions for regional contest on education

Published 3:47 pm Thursday, October 6, 2016

Forward in the Fifth (FIF) is launching a regional video competition for its Voices in Education initiative; they are asking students to develop a short 15-30 second video clip capturing their positive educational experiences and ideas for a chance to win a mobile tablet.   
FIF wants to hear from middle, high school, and college students throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky about their great experiences in school. The theme of the video should incorporate the idea of “innovation.”
“Students are the foundation of our educational system,” said Jim Tackett, executive director of FIF. “This competition is an easy and fun way to receive direct student insight on teaching and learning successes across our 45-county area. We are anxious to hear from young people.”
Contest guidelines, including brief prompts, are provided for students on the registration form available at Students are encouraged to use their mobile phones or devices to create videos which must by filmed horizontally. Submit videos directly to along with the registration form.
Deadline for all registration forms/videos is Friday, Oct. 14. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. A mobile tablet is the grand prize, with gift cards for second and third.
FIF will show selected videos during its annual “Innovation and Learning” summit luncheon on Nov. 9 at Somerset’s Center for Rural Development.
Students attending schools within FIF’s service area are encouraged to participate. The service area includes: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Rowan, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe counties.
For more info, contact Jim Tackett at 606-677-6000 or at

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