That’s a Wrap! CapEd Credit Union Announces Winners to #StayHome Short Film Contest


For kids accustomed to going to school and hanging out with their friends, being stuck in the house for weeks amid the pandemic can lead to some serious cabin fever.

That’s why CapEd Credit Union, based in Meridian, Idaho, launched its #StayHome Short Film Contest, encouraging young members to keep the fun and creativity flowing while at home.

“With children and families staying home, we wanted to provide a creative outlet for kids of all ages and an opportunity to win a laptop,” said Todd Christensen, SVP of Marketing and Business Development at CapEd. “It was great to see kids and families working together for their different age group. We were very pleased with the 700-plus individuals who reviewed and voted for their favorite video. The won laptops will help student continue to develop their creative talent and have a resource for remote learning.”

The contest, which opened April 4, asked Idaho students in four age categories to create and submit a 3-minute short movie by May 31 for a chance to win a brand-new HP laptop and one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud — a set of applications used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and more.

“The #StayHome Short Film Contest received many excellent submissions from Idaho students ranging from kindergarten to higher education levels,” CapEd said on its blog. “We were excited to see students creating their own sets, scripts, and even involving a furry family member or two in the making of their 3-minute films.”

Christensen took to Facebook Live to announce the four contest winners. They are:

  • Grades K-5: “I am Baxter” by Claudia Burton
  • Grades 6-8: “Bike Ride” by Laura Kramer
  • Grades 9-12: “Lewis and Burt” by Bella Hall
  • Higher Education: “The Florist” by Nathan Zanders.

All winning entries can be viewed online.

CapEd has a history of encouraging creativity through filmmaking. In fact, later this fall, the credit union will be kicking off its 11thannual Movie Trailer Contest, open to high school and middle school students in the area.

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