Find Your Favorite "Start With Trust" Video by Dallas High School Students

February 28, 2014

Dallas, TX, February 28, 2014 – Two groups of Dallas and Richardson teens are gaining valuable creative and marketing experience by producing videos based on the theme of “Start With Trust®” and sharing the videos on social media for a contest sponsored by Better Business Bureau® serving Dallas and Northeast Texas. The participants are the BTW Film Club of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, and the Magnet Communication Program of Richardson High School in Richardson. Students can win prizes for themselves and for their schools.

Students worked in teams to produce short videos and will market the videos through social media. Platypus Productions, a video production and online marketing firm in Redmond, WA, is providing technical support and guidelines for video production and social media marketing. Prizes will be awarded for the videos that best represent the theme of Start With Trust and get the most views on the BBB Dallas YouTube channel.

See the videos now at, find your favorites, and share through social media. Follow the contest on Facebook at

“We are excited to work with these talented students and see the different ways their videos express the theme, Start With Trust,” said Jeannette Kopko, spokesperson for BBB serving Dallas and Northeast Texas. “We hope the students also are having fun creating memorable videos and marketing them through social media.”

“The film club members have been eager to create compelling videos about trust that viewers will want to vote on and share,” said Niloo Jalilvand, Film & Video Technology / Mathematics Instructor, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, TX.

“Our students have enjoyed the challenge of creating videos with a fresh perspective that will spark conversation and will hopefully get votes,” said Brent Morton, Director of Magnet Communications, Richardson High School, Richardson, TX.

One team will be selected as the overall group winner and one team from each school will be selected as runners up in the BBB Dallas Student Video Showcase. Winners will be named based on how well the theme of trust is conveyed and how many votes each video receives on the Dallas BBB Facebook page and YouTube channel.

There will be a winning group from each school, as well as an overall group winner. Each school’s winning group will receive $600 cash per group, and a plaque. The overall group winner will receive 3 GoPro Hero03+ Silver Edition cameras, $600 cash, and a trophy. All student participants will receive a certificate of participation.

The school with the overall group winner will receive a donation of $3,500 in equipment, and the other school will receive $2,500 in equipment.

“Everyone is invited to see these videos and share their favorites,” said Jeannette Kopko. “Visit BBB Dallas on YouTube at, view the videos, find your favorites and share by social media. Follow the contest on Facebook at”

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