Liam Schmitt from Bend High takes the highest honors as the Grand Prize winner and will work with Emmy award-winning producer Joe Dean at Central Oregon Daily to produce his video into a professional TV public service announcement.
Olive Stout, also from Bend High, was the 9th – 12th Grade Division Winner, while John Cardwell, a homeschool student, won the 4th – 8th Grade Division Winner.
Mr. Matt Fox, a Media Arts teacher at Bend High, also received acknowledgment for his ongoing and instrumental role in encouraging students to create video submissions for the annual competition.
The One Water Student Video Contest, sponsored by the City of Bend, BendFilm, and Central Oregon Daily, allows students to submit a video on topics related to water quality, protection of the river, and water conservation. This year the topic was “My Own Front Yard: It’s A Part of the Deschutes Watershed!”