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Winners Announced for Thru the Trees Annual Video Contest

 

Screen shot from first place video!

 

KENNEWICK, WA—"Thru the Trees” has announced the winners of its latest cycle of the popular video production competition for students, ages 14 to 18. The event challenged students from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to create a video highlighting the value of careers in the forest products industry.

 

Participating industry organizations from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington joined together to develop the contest to promote and encourage students’ consideration of careers in the forest products industry.

 

Winners:

  • First Place – Team: Brecon Bates, Aaron Johnson, Jonah Johnson, Max Johnson, Tess Johnson, Sam Johnson, Josie Koeplin

    • Bug’s Eye View

    • Victory Middle School, Meridian, Idaho

    • Awarded $1100 ($100 finalist, $1000 for first place)

  • Second Place - Team: Luca McMurrin and Emma Parker

  • Third Place (Tie) – Anne Nevis

  • Third Place (Tie) – Patrick Wilcox

    • Forestry Jobs

    • Sweet Home High School, Sweet Home, Oregon

    • Awarded $350 ($100 finalist, $250 third place)

 

The other finalists ($100 awarded to each) included:

 

Video entries were judged based on (1) how well the video highlighted a forest career, (2) quality and accuracy of the content, (3) extent to which the video engages and inspires, (4) degree of ingenuity and creativity (5) the number of references used, and (6) overall quality of production, including visual and sound elements.

 

This year we also awarded two teacher incentives. Blake Manley with Sweet Home High School (Oregon) and Angela White with Pleasant Hill High School (Oregon) were both awarded $500.00.

 

For more information, visit https://www.thruthetrees.org/

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Winners Announced for Thru the Trees First Annual Video Contest

 

KENNEWICK, WA—"Thru the Trees” has announced the winners of its first video production competition for high school students. The event challenged students from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to create a video highlighting the value of careers in the forest products industry.

 

Participating industry organizations from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington joined together to develop the contest to promote and encourage students’ consideration of careers in the forest products industry.

 

Winners:

 

Video entries were judged based on (1) how well the video highlighted a forest career, (2) accuracy of the content, (3) extent of excitement and inspiration, (4) degree of ingenuity and resourcefulness, and (5) the number of references used. 

 

Partner organizations include: Associated Logging Contractors (Idaho), Forest Resources Association (Washington), Forests Today & Forever (Oregon), Idaho Forest Group, Idaho Forest Products Commission, Montana Logging Association, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon Logging Conference, Oregon Logging Conference Foundation, Oregon Women in Timber, Pacific Education Institute (Washington), Pacific Logging Conference (Washington), and Sustainable Forestry Initiative/Project Learning Tree (Washington DC). For more information, visit www.thruthetrees.org.

 

Following this successful first year, Thru the Trees will again accept submissions from high school students during the 2021-22 academic year.