Five Liberty County students received best-of-festival awards at the International Student Media Festival on Nov. 9-12 in Jacksonville, Fla. Eight students were honored as judges’ favorites, and nearly 70 area students were recognized for their work.
Only 10 percent of the projects entered in the festival are awarded a judges’-favorite award, and fewer than 1 percent receive a best-of-festival award.
Each year, students in Liberty County elect to participate in their school-level media festival competition.
Student projects typically are web pages, podcasts, sequential still presentations, interactive still presentations and live action videos. Projects are scored using a detailed score sheet by volunteers, and superior projects advance to the next level of competition.
Hundreds of projects are entered each year, but only a few advance to the state festival. Even fewer advance to the International Student Media Festival. This year’s festival offered students opportunities to participate in hands-on workshops on video editing, digital photography, multimedia storytelling, stop-motion animation, podcast production and using iPads for media production.
To view the student projects, go to www.ismf.net/video.