Student media festival remains virtual

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Posted April 8, 2021 |

For the second year in a row, the Marion County Student Media Festival will go virtual because of COVID-19 restrictions.  This is the 20th anniversary of the annual event.

Like last year, the 20th annual event airs on Marion County Public Schools’ YouTube Channel ( on Friday, April 9, at 7 p.m. It also hits the airwaves of the Marion Education Channel at the same time and throughout April, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The festival showcases the work created by video production students at all grade levels throughout Marion County Public Schools.

This year, students submitted 209 entries (76 elementary and 133 middle/high) from 17 schools. In March, nearly three dozen industry experts judged the entries in 12 categories and four age groups.

Best of Show honors include trophies, bragging rights and $1,000 cash prizes for schools.

For information, contact the Public Relations Office at 352.671.7555.

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