March 7, 2011: High school students in Avista’s three-state service area recently put their talent and creativity into action in Avista’s second annual Every Little Bit video contest. By creating short videos demonstrating the importance of energy efficiency and awareness, student teams earned technology grants for their high schools.
Pullman High School (Pullman, Wash.) students Vivek Jayarm, Rachit Singh and Maritz Lang were the Grand Prize winner for their, “Original Song” video. Pullman High School will receive a $2,500 technology grant from Avista and the team will have the opportunity to spend a day of learning at award-winning production company North by Northwest Productions located in Spokane, Wash.
Aliva Imholt, Jesse German, and Ethan Sanchez from St. Maries High School in St. Maries, Idaho, received the Viewer’s Choice Award for their film “Eco-Friendly Rap”, and their school will receive a $1,500 technology grant from Avista.
Runner-up and honorable mention award winners were from Pullman High School, Mead High School in Mead, Wash., and St. Maries High School. View the top five videos at everylittlebit.com.
“The creativity, detail and energy put into the making of these videos is inspiring. It was remarkable to see how each team took the idea of energy efficiency and shaped it into a meaningful message that was ingenious and fresh. The judging was no easy task,” said Patrick Lynch, Avista’s director of energy solutions.
More than 70 videos were submitted for judging. The panel consisted of representatives from Avista, 14Four Web Design and North by Northwest Productions. In addition, students promoted their videos and viewers were able to vote for their favorites online.
“This video contest is a great way to encourage our youth to become champions of energy efficiency. Everyone who participated should be very proud of their accomplishments and the message they delivered, “said Roger Woodworth, Avista’s vice president for sustainable energy solutions. “On behalf of Avista, I would like to thank the students for their participation. I look forward to seeing more entries in the coming years.”
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