Vocab Videos: Vocab Film Festival Winners!


As you may know, Vocab Videos latest contest, The Vocab Film Festival, has officially come to a close. The Festival was a tremendous success with students, filmmakers, and entire classes submitting their very own vocab videos and photos–we received more than 100 submissions! The Vocab Videos team would like to give a BIG thank you to everyone who got involved, whether it was by making your own entry or voting on your favorite submissions and nonprofits organizations. Our four amazing affiliated nonprofits–Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Harlem Children’s Zone, Urban Word NYC, and Year Up–earned more than 3,000 votes!

Because we had so many AWESOME submissions, choosing our grand prize winners was an extremely difficult decision, but the votes are in! A panel of judges including members of the Vocab Videos team (who know their vocabulary!) and a special guest judge in the film-making industry helped choose the big winners. Drum roll please…..check out the impressive winning entries below:

Filmmaker Grand Prize Winner (May Holiday Challenge) by Guthrie Kornbluth:

Filmmaker Runner-Up (TV Parody Challenge) by Matthew Fiedler:

Student Video Grand Prize Winner (Oscars Challenge) by Gilberto Moreno’s Class:

Student Video Runner-Up (April Fool’s Challenge) by Desiree Duzich:

Student Video Best Parody (TV Parody Challenge) by Gilberto Moreno’s Class:

Student Video People’s Choice by Eli Palomares (Oscars Challenge based on number of votes):

Student Photo Grand Prize by Stephanie Baldwin:


Antithesis = the direct opposite.

Student Photo Runner-Up by Joshua Sessoms:

Trepidation = a state of alarm or dread; apprehension.

Student Photo People’s Choice by Paul Stamper:

Ineffable = incapable of being expressed or described in words.

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