October is Economics Education Month and the Council for Economics Education is hosting a student video contest to promote student awareness of how economics is a part of their daily lives.
The contest is open to students and teachers in the United States in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. To participate students and teachers should create short videos (under 60 seconds) that answer the question, “how is economics part of my everyday life?” There are three divisions in the contest. Those are K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. The teachers and students producing winning videos will receive prizes in the form of American Express gift cards.
Other than the time limit it appears that the videos can be made in any style as long as they address the question of “how is economics part of my everyday life?” Multiple entries can be made by teachers on behalf of their students. The complete contest rules can be read here (link opens a PDF). The submission deadline is October 19th.
If you’re looking for ideas for how you and your students can produce videos for this contest, take a look at my recently updated big list of tools for classroom video projects.