Student Video Contest

Introducing student teams to exciting careers at local manufacturing companies.

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The Explore Student Video Contest for 7th & 8th-grade middle school students has been a favorite since its introduction in West Virginia. 

Video Contest Facts: 

  • Teams of 8-15 students participate in this program which happens over six months. 
  • Teams are partnered with a local manufacturer to create a 3-minute video designed to provide a cool snapshot of the manufacturing process and the employees who make it happen. 
  • Student ideas take shape as they work as directors, actors, and videographers in creating their team video. 
  • Find out which team earns the most votes in the Viewers’ Choice Awards. 
  • Prizes awarded for Best Manufacturing Message and Most Outstanding Creativity 
  • Regional award ceremonies bring together teams, their families, and manufacturers to celebrate everyone's success.

To participate in the next Explore Student Video Contest, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A limited number of slots are available. 

Program Sponsors

Major financial underwriting is provided by

Upcoming Dates

28 May
STATE AWARDS Virtual Ceremony
Date 05.28.2024
5 Jun
Educator Roundtable
06.05.2024
23 Jul
WVMA-EF Board Dinner
07.23.2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
24 Jul
WVMA-EF Board Retreat
07.24.2024 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Updates from Explore

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Interested in getting involved with the Explore the New Manufacturing Program?

We are looking for manufacturers, schools, teachers, and community members to
help us expand our efforts throughout West Virginia.

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