Student Video Contest

Helping youth understand “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing.”

About the Video Contest

“What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” Video Contest is a terrific way for students to learn about the manufacturing industry and careers. Student teams go out and visit manufacturing industries, interview manufacturers and manufacturing employees and learn “what’s so cool about manufacturing.”

Students are responsible for all aspects of each video project, including planning, scripting, shooting video footage, interviewing, and editing. First, Second, and Third place videos are selected by a judging panel. Winning teams receive cash for their school and students from winning teams also receive a cash award, with total cash awards of just over $4,500.

People’s Choice Award

Every year, we give the public the opportunity to vote for the video of their choice. The one which receives the most votes will win the People’s Choice award. The People’s Choice award winning team receives $750 for their school and $50 per student.

This year, we have three finalists in the contest. Please watch each 3-minute video and vote for the one that does the best job of explaining “what’s so cool about manufacturing?”

After watching all three videos, vote for your favorite by clicking on the circle to the left of the video. Then click on "Vote" at the bottom of the screen. Voting is open April 17-April 30, 2018. You can vote once every 24 hours. Results will be shared after voting closes.


Questions? Contact Dream It. Do It. MN West Central project coordinator, Michelle Landsverk:  Send an Email or call 218-280-1755.