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.

2022 South Charleston Middle School & Cyclops Industries

02.05.2022
195
0
0

2022 Hurricane Middle School & Blenko Glass Company

02.05.2022
259
5
1

2022 Midland Trail with JQ Dickinson Salt Works

02.05.2022
157
2
0

2022 Calhoun Middle School with Belle Chemical Company

02.05.2022
337
7
0

2022 Taylor County Middle School & Appalachian Wood Pellets

26.04.2022
358
5
0

2022 Blennerhassett Middle School & Paul Wissmach Glass

26.04.2022
244
2
0

2022 Hamilton Middle School & Simonton Windows

26.04.2022
145
0
0

2022 South Middle School & Mountaineer Popcorn Company

06.04.2022
231
3
0

2022 St Joseph School & Procter & Gamble

06.04.2022
58
0
0

2022 Mountain Ridge Middle School & Quad Graphics

06.04.2022
159
2
2

2022 North Middle School & Technimark

06.04.2022
199
2
0

2022 Charles Town Middle School & Argos USA LLC

06.04.2022
263
2
1

2022 Sherrard Middle School and Tecnocap LLC

29.03.2022
327
10
0

2022 Oak Glen Middle School and Pietro Fiorentini USA

29.03.2022
210
0
0

2022 The Linsly School and Silgan Plastics

29.03.2022
356
6
0

2022 Moundsville Middle School and the Ziegenfelder Corporation

29.03.2022
265
1
0

2022 Brooke Middle School and the Fiesta Tableware Company

29.03.2022
327
1
0

2022 West Side Middle School and NGK Spark Plugs USA, Inc.

05.05.2022
140
2
0

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Upcoming Dates

1 Dec
Explore Academy - Elkins
Date 12.01.2022
2 Dec
9 Dec
20 Dec
WVMAEF Executive Committee Meeting - Virtual
12.20.2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 Mar
WVMAEF Executive Committee Meeting - Virtual
03.21.2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Updates from Explore

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

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help us expand our efforts throughout West Virginia.

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