‘Olelo Names Best Youth Videos In State
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‘Olelo Community Media announced the winners of its seventh annual ‘Olelo Youth Xchange Video Competition May 17 at an awards banquet held at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina.
Among the 31 winning videos were student creations from Waipahu Elementary (Fold, Cut, Burn; Public Service Announcement), Kapolei High (Gimme HI 5; HI-5 Recycling) and Aiea High (Peace Conquers All; Peacemaker). Winning multiple nods was Moanalua High School, which took first place in the High School Category for Mini Documentary,Odd Boy, Josh; and Traffic Safety entry Confused?
Local news media, film-making professionals and subject experts served as judges and selected winners based on subject impact and technical production. Each winning school received a Sony video camera as well as a Sony consumer digital video camera.
“The judges were uniformly impressed by the insight, creativity and overall quality of the videos submitted this year,“said Keali’i Lopez,‘Olelo president/CEO.“Students are definitely refining how they communicate their messages.”
All winning videos will air on FOCUS channel 49 at 6 p.m. today (May 26) and at 2 p.m. Friday. All 575 video entries also can be seen online at www.olelo.org/yxc.
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