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#KYisMFG – 2017 Student Video Contest

Earn Points:
To earn points for this activity, upload a photo of you at the activity, a copy of a certificate earned, or other documentation to show that you participated.

Describe the Activity: 

Create a 30 second – 3 minute video about why manufacturing in Kentucky is so awesome! Work with your classmates & teacher, get a hold of a local manufacturer, and have fun with it!

The judges (members of the KY FAME Executive Committee) will be looking for the following in your video:

  1. Effective delivery of manufacturing message (25%) – What does #KYisMFG mean to you & why is it so awesome?!
  2. Quality of video production (15%) – If the final product looks good, it doesn’t matter if you use your phone or a professional camera!
  3. Originality & creativity (20%) – What sets your creation apart from the rest?
  4. Appeal to student, educator, & industry audiences (15%) – Is your video able to reach multiple groups of people?
  5. Focus on Kentucky (25%) – The Commonwealth is a hub for manufacturing, so how can you highlight that?


  • The final project should be uploaded to YouTube and the link should be sent directly to
  • All YouTube Community Guidelines should be followed.
  • All projects must contain the following logos at some point during the program (email to receive files): MakerMinded, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Foundation for Kentucky Industry (FKI), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), #KYisMFG, and at least one local manufacturer. 
  • All media release forms (both for students and individuals that are featured in the video) must be scanned and emailed to (PDF or JPEG files accepted).
Time Details: 

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, September 29, 2017. Winners will be notified by end of day on October 13, 2017, and will be recognized and given their $500 award at the Manufacturer of The Year Awards Luncheon on October 27, 2017 in Louisville.

Cost Details: 

Free to enter the contest

People Details: 

*Note: 5th grade is eligible to be considered a winning school only if it is part of a middle school (i.e. grades 5-8). Elementary submissions are allowed for MakerMinded points, but will not be considered for the prize.

Videos must be completed by students – with guidance and support from teachers/coaches – to qualify for an award.
One video may be submitted per classroom. Up to 5 submissions per school will be allowed.

Prize Details: 

$500 and an Apple Watch Series 2 to top high school and top middle school

Submission Details: 

One video may be submitted per classroom. Up to 5 submissions per school will be allowed.

Outcome of the Activity: 
Students will use both professional and technical skills to create a video about manufacturing in Kentucky.