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Species on the Edge 2.0 Video Contest

2016 Contest Now Closed! Thank you to all who entered!

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The fun and educational Species on the Edge 2.0 Video Contest capitalizes on high school students' expertise with technology, and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, creativity, and love of nature. The contest helps to develop students’ experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and their project management skills.

Best of all, it’s free – and gives students the chance to win scholarships and other prizes! All entries will be eligible to win a day in the field with a wildlife biologist.

Prizes include:

  • 1st prize: $1,000 in scholarship money
  • 2nd prize: $500 in scholarship money
  • 3rd prize: $250 in scholarship money

All entries are were due by Friday, May 13, 2016. Thank you to all who entered our contest! We will be posting the winners in the coming weeks.

Meet the 2015 Multimedia Contest Winners

Watch our YouTube video, featuring the 2015 winners and their projects!

Image of The 2015 Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest winners (from left to right) Kayleigh Young, Victoria Momyer, Priyanshi Jain and David Tattoni.Zoom+ The 2015 Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest winners (from left to right) Kayleigh Young, Victoria Momyer, Priyanshi Jain and David Tattoni.

First Place: David Tattoni

CWF's first place winner and recipient of a $1,000 scholarship is David Tattoni, a senior at Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. For the contest, David created an impressive YouTube channel featuring wildlife, like piping plovers, a state endangered beach nesting bird, and wild places in New Jersey.

David’s career goal is to be a wildlife biologist. He loves birding, herping, and looking for rare plants, and also likes to photograph and film wildlife. He spent a lot of time this summer working with piping plovers and would love to do similar work protecting endangered birds for the rest of his life.

Second Place: Priyanshi Jain and Victoria Momyer

The second place winners are Priyanshi Jain and Victoria Momyer, who spilt their $500 scholarship prize. Priyanshi and Victoria are seniors at Biotechnology High School in Freehold, New Jersey. For the contest, Priyanshi and Victoria developed the website “New Jersey Wilds” and its accompanying Facebook page.

Although Priyanshi intends to go into the field of medicine, she is looking forward to taking wildlife conservation and environmental biology classes in college. She loves camping, hiking, watching wildlife and identifying flowers. As a child, she loved collecting different colored leaves in the fall, and even created a small book one year to send back to her cousins in India.

Victoria plans to study biotechnology and biological research and is looking forward to volunteering in the field of wildlife conservation. She enjoys hiking through local parks with her friends and spending time outside. Victoria's backyard is also certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Third Place: Kayleigh Young

Our third place winner and recipient of a $250 scholarship is Kayleigh Young, a junior at Cresskill High School in Cresskill, New Jersey. For the contest, Kayleigh produced the video "Endangered in New Jersey," which features interviews of her teachers and classmates focused on the importance of wildlife conservation.

Kayleigh aspires to be a film director or a film editor, whenever she is out in nature she is almost always taking pictures and loves making videos and short films.

Stephanie DAlessio, Director of Education

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