In the spring of 2017, students from 25 high schools across the country took on the challenge to use 360° video to make an impact. All films were reviewed by a judging panel of professional 360° filmmakers, and each production team received feedback on their film. Three films were selected for awards, and four received honorable mentions. The films below represent the broad spectrum of creative responses that students produced, from a public service announcement about human trafficking, to an exploration of isolation and the power of community, to a celebration of diversity and multiculturalism.

“Out of the Blue”

Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco, CA
Winner of the Community Matters Award

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“Human Trafficking”

Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, OH
Winner of the Make Waves Award

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“Gentrification in the Bay Area”

Carlmont High School in Belmont, CA
Winner of the Learn & Grow Award 

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Honorable Mentions

  • For Outstanding Use of Audio Design – “Do They Have To?” Seattle World School in Seattle, WA
  • For Powerful Performances – “Rotate,” Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco, CA
  • For Excellent Use of Voiceover – “We Are Global Citizens,” Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle, WA
  • For Exceptional Travel Immersion – “Community Tour,” Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, CA