ANNUAL COMMERCIAL CONTEST
Submissions are due on March 31, 2022!
Each year, BendFilm 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.
2021 COMMERCIAL CONTEST WINNERS!
(The theme this year was reducing pollution from pet waste.)
Grand Prize Winner: Sophie Haney, “Scoop Your Poop!”
9th -12th Graders – Manhattan Wood, “Puppy Pollution“
5th – 8th Graders – Devin Barnes, “Bacteria In Our Water!“
The People’s Choice Award: Manhattan Wood, “Puppy Pollution“
2020 COMMERCIAL CONTEST WINNERS!
(The theme this year was reducing pollution from automobile wheels.)
Grand Prize Winner:
Bella Moon, “Clean Roads Clean Water“
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!
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).