Moraine Park students compete through video

by speitz9. March 2012 06:52

Moraine Park students compete through video
Public voting open through March 17


The public is welcome to help choose the semifinalists in the Futuremaker Video Competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). The statewide competition gives WTCS students, including those who attend Moraine Park Technical College, a chance to demonstrate their creative spirit, hard work, talents and innovation. It also demonstrates the importance of technical college experience from the student perspective and allows students to show how, through college, they are making their futures.

Through March 17, anyone can rank the 40 video entries in the Video Gallery on wearefuturemakers.com. Public voting is one aspect of the contest; judges at each of the colleges with competing students will also consider creativity, originality of presentation and effectiveness of communication to select a video to compete in the semifinals.

“We are very pleased to have four entries in the competition this year and encourage everyone to show their support by voting,” said Sheila Ruhland, Moraine Park president. “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their talents and demonstrate how Moraine Park and the WTCS are helping to shape their futures.” Moraine Park’s Interactive Media Design, Web Designer/Developer and Culinary arts programs are represented in the videos from Moraine Park.

The semifinalists from each college will face a different panel of judges on the state level. One of three students will be awarded the Futuremaker Video Competition top prize of $2,000 at a Wisconsin Technical Colleges District Boards’ Association luncheon. Students placing second and third will receive prizes of $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.

This year’s entries come from students studying a variety of programs, including graphic communication, early childhood education, nursing, welding, engineering, administrative professional and accounting. Entrants of all ages are using the videos to share career preparation experiences at Wisconsin’s technical colleges.