Hey kids! Make a video, win $250!

AYFFCapital Metro and the Austin Youth Film Fest are sponsoring a film contest to find young, independent filmmakers in Central Texas. Teenagers, this is your chance to show off your video skills! Help us by creating a short film that illustrates important transportation topics in Central Texas.

Entry to the competition is free. The contest is open to teenagers who are enrolled in a Central Texas middle school, high school or are home schooled for the 2016-2017 school year.  Students must submit their videos on or before April 28 at 5 p.m. to the Austin Youth Film Festival. One winner will be selected and presented with a beautiful trophy and a $250 cash prize! All videos meeting the judging standards will be shown on the big screen at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar during the Austin Youth Film Fest on Saturday, May 20.

Entries can fall into one of the following categories:

  • Safety — Capital Metro is committed to safety, so entries can be based on how to use transit safely or the importance of rail safety.
  • The benefits of taking transit — Examples include: It’s good for the environment; you can text, listen to music, stream videos while you ride; it’s good for your health because you’re more active when you take public transit than when you are driven.
  • Encouraging other teens to take transit — Explain how to use the system, why they should want to use Capital Metro or anything you want to say that shows that riding public transportation can be FUN!

Visit the Austin Youth Film website for complete contest rules.

You can see some cool transit-related videos from teens at Kealing Middle School here.

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