BBB announces 2017 Student Video Contest winners!

April 12, 2017

Local high school students competed using the theme of “Trust”

AUSTIN, TexasBetter Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas held its 3rd annual Student Video Contest. This year’s competition included four Central Texas high schools: Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Jack C. Hays High School, McNeil High School and Westwood High School.

The short video “Walk to Work” was selected as the first place winner based on its presentation of the theme “Trust.” Of the 28 videos that BBB received, the combined student marketing efforts generated over 1,700 likes on YouTube and 6,680 views on the CentralTexasBBB YouTube channel.

In February, high school students in audio and visual classes worked in teams to create 30-second video stories. Overall, 103 students participated in the competition.

“BBB is proud of all of these students who put their heart and soul into these entries,” said Carrie A. Hurt, President/CEO of BBB serving the Heart of Texas.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges from local Austin ABC News affiliate, KVUE-TV. The videos were judged based on how well the students were able to communicate the theme of "Trust," overall creativity and the overall production value. Below are the winners of the 2017 Student Video Contest:

1st Place: “Walk to Work” by Karim Cisse, Dalton Clay, Jackson King, Zach Olds, Hannah Sandlin and Sophia Unite – Westwood High School (

2nd Place: “Red or Blue” by Ava Martinez, Wendy Rodriguez and Olga Salazar – Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (

3rd Place: “Scammers” by Brandon Gregory, Jackson Kelley, Joe Koporc, Jack Pitre and Tanner Robertson – Westwood High School (

Top 6 Entries:

For a look at all of the videos submitted, go to:

For more information on the competition, please visit BBB’s Student Video Contest page

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Erin Dufner