It’s All About the Budget! 2012 Student Contest

This year, Next 10’s student contest asked students of all levels statewide to weigh in on the state budget with a creative kick. We received a number of entries including short animated videos, poetry and fictional stories to compelling essays and art. Entries were judged on four criteria: creativity, best use of the state budget in their storyline, originality and overall quality.

We are excited to showcase the first place winner (group entry), runner ups and honorable mention entries below – enjoy!

1st Place

California Budget Catastophe
Nura Kawa, Julia Salibury Marissa Henry, Nancy Vu, Lizzie Hunter
San Jose

Runner Ups

CA Budget Movie
Vivian Gao
San Carlos
Letter From
Emily Abraham
Sincerity from the Heart
Betsaida Macias
The Budget Princess
Laura Vasquez, Karina Lu, Mariana Pedroza, Amanda Dung, Ashley Vanderhoof
San Jose

Honorable Mentions

Nicholas Steigmann
CA Budget Haiku
Elizabeth Nguyen
San Diego
Brandon Cobb
San Diego
Oh Poor State Budget
Erica Baughhman
San Jose
Barb Wired Gates
Eva Ochoa
CA Budget Prezi
Jasmine Lee, Alex Raffanti, Amber Viado, Jenna Wilkerson, Catherine Wolf
San Jose
Doing What's Right
Norma Ramirez
Short Story
Dolores Martha Lara
Budget Crisis
Emily Croucher
San Diego
CA Collage Poster
Courtney Danna, Kristy Charron, Maddy Smith, Maggie Kettman, Maddie O’Hara
San Jose
More Money for CA
Angelica Sierra
Santa Cruz
Team 5 CA Budget Challenge
Alex Perroots, Alina Perotin, Shea Springett, Emily Mullins, Erika Suits
Katlyn Hart
Lauren Peters, Victoria Harrington, Erin Hughes, Ashley Pastega
San Jose

It was a close call, but the classroom that submitted the most entries for the $100 classroom prize hailed from Cal State Monterey Bay taught by Professor Mary Jo Zenk.