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CSDA High School 2024 Student Video Contest

Create a Video for a Chance to Win a Scholarship!

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We've taken our California student video contest and expanded it across the U.S. High school students are invited to create a fun and informative short video (60 seconds max) highlighting the ways special districts ‘Make the Difference’ in local communities across the US for a chance to win a scholarship. Additional prize money will be given to the teachers of the winning students to promote technology and support distance learning.

The video submission window will be open from January 2, 2024 to March 31, 2024. The top ten finalists will be chosen by Districts Make the Difference. Final winners will be selected during the public voting period May 1-15, 2024. 
The video entries will be scored on four criteria: accuracy and effectiveness, creativity and originality, production quality, and entertainment value.

At the end of May, Districts Make the Difference will award:

  • $2,000 for the First-place winner
  • $1,000 for the Second-place winner
  • $500 for the Third-place winner

Note: An additional $500 will be awarded to the student’s chosen teacher for each winning video! 
U.S. High school students grades 9-12 are strongly encouraged to participate in this contest for its educational engagement and scholarship opportunities. Enjoy creating a video and learning about special districts for a chance to win up to $2,000!

Download contest rules and application below or click here to apply. 

Submit your videos by the contest deadline of March 31, 2024.


Not Familiar with Special Districts?

Go to San Diego Chapter of CSDA ( to learn more! There are resources to explain special districts and the important work they do throughout California. The California Special Districts Association also maintains a map to help locate special districts in your area.