Best Overall Video Award: RHAM High School & Incord
Outstanding Videography Award: Norwich Free Academy & Collins & Jewell
Best Narration Award: Quinebaug Middle College & Siri Wire
Outstanding Educational Value Award: Old Saybrook High & Sound Manufacturing
Most Creative Award: RHAM High School & Incord
Viewer's Choice Awards:
1st Place Nathan Hale Ray High School & The Lee Company
2nd Place Quinebaug Middle College & Siri Wire
3rd Place RHAM High School & Incord
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LOCAL MANUFACTURING GROUP ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR STUDENT VIDEOGRAPHERS AS HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS SHINE LIGHT ON MANUFACTURING IN CONNECTICUT VIDEO COMPETITION
On April 26, The Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) hosted a gala event to celebrate the culmination of a project that brought 11 local high school teams and manufacturers together to educate students on career opportunities in manufacturing and to provide information on the skills required to be successful in the manufacturing field.
The project's goal was to educate students, teachers and parents about the manufacturing industry by pairing high school teams with local manufacturing companies to create videos that showcased "A Day in the Life of Connecticut Manufacturing."
Some of the careers that were highlighted were - mold designer, mold builder, engineer, product designer, maintenance mechanic, fabricator, apprentice and hydraulic technician.
The event culminated in a film festival - named The EAMY Awards - at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson. Linda Riquier of the American Job Center officiated as the event emcee and the videos were screened and judged by a panel of judges from the manufacturing and video production industries.
In creating their project videos, students learned about local manufacturing companies, different job functions within the organization and training and job skills necessary to become successful in a manufacturing career. The teams then had to master video production, editing, developing the message for their target audience and promoting the videos within their high school and local community.
Winners received a variety of cash prizes and trophies. The winners of the Best Overall Video received a trophy that was "manufactured" from component parts of each of the participating manufacturers. This one of a kind trophy travels each year with the winner of successive competitions.
2018 Video Challenge
"Connecticut Manufacturing, A Day in the Life"