Youth Commercial Contest

ANNUAL COMMERCIAL CONTEST

Submissions are due on April 30, 2021!

Each year, BendFilm, Central Oregon Daily and the City of Bend host a contest for Future Filmmakers to write and produce a professional TV commercial that will air across Central Oregon. $450 in cash prizes are given to 3 winners each every year. Students in 5th – 12th grade explore specific water pollution topics and create a 30-second public service advertisement.

More information and submission guidelines


2020 COMMERCIAL CONTEST WINNERS!
(The theme this year was reducing pollution from automobile wheels.)

Grand Prize Winner:
     Bella Moon, “Clean Roads Clean Water
Division Winners:
     4th/5th – 8th: Dylan Laughery, “SOS – Save Our Seas
     9th – 12th: Megan Koblegarde, “Bend Waterworks Tire / Microplastics PSA

People’s Choice Winner:
     Megan Koblegarde, “Bend Waterworks Tire / Microplastics PSA”

All winners received prizes. As grand prize winner, Bella wins the opportunity to work with media professionals to convert her 30-second film into a professional public service announcement focusing on pollution prevention to protect our river.  We will run her short PSA at the 2020 BendFilm Festival! 


2019 COMMERCIAL CONTEST WINNERS!

Left to Right: Grand Prize & Audience Choice-Winner Ella Schubert, Wendy Edde (City of Bend Stormwater), Todd Looby (BendFilm Executive Director),Christina Davenport (City of Bend), Grand Prize Winning co-Producer, George Plumleigh, Bend City Councilor Bruce Abernathy,  Michele O’Hara (Central Oregon Daily).

















 

 

 

 

 

Grand Prize ($150) and People’s Choice Award ($100):
Cedar Vickery, Summit High School 

9th – 12th Grade Division Award ($100):
Colin Brown, Bend High School  

5th – 8th Grade Division Award ($100):
Ella Schubert, Pacific Crest Middle School



PAST CONTEST NEWS:

Check out 2015’s winning filmmaker, Mackenzie Hice, and her commercial here. In April 2017, Makenzie won an award for this commercial! (see below).