2004 Contest Winners ...

The 2003-04 Oumu exchange students participated in a video contest during the second semester of the school year—and the results were awesome! Students were instructed to create a video “that best conveys a unique and interesting aspect of life in the student's own country.” The topics ranged from skimboarding to Segways and from sewage treatment plants to special schools in China. In all, we had 30 entries from all six schools in the exchange program.

Based on the contest rules, the judges selected the film Youth Volunteers' Activities as First Prize Winner. This movie tells the story of how a group of students spent Chinese Youth Day working at another school washing, scrubbing, and mopping. Congratulations to the team of Zhao Jingjing, Zhen Jie, Deng Wei, and Wang Ran from Lu He High School!

Of the many excellent second place films, we'd like to highlight Seal Carving from Beijing No. 171 Middle School, The School For Children Of Labourers Working On Public Projects from Rendafuzhong, and The May Fête Parade from Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School. “Seal Carving” illustrates the traditional art of creating name stamps by hand, and compositionally is excellent. “The School For Children Of Labourers Working On Public Projects” conveys an interesting aspect of Chinese society using fine post-production techniques. And finally, “The May Fête Parade” depicts a local tradition from Palo Alto celebrating May Day, and incorporates an original soundtrack.

All of the winning videos can be accessed from the table below. Congratulations to all the participants for their fine work and for sharing an aspect of your life with students from around the world!

View the 2004 “Dajiang” Videos
First Prize Youth Volunteers' Activities Lu He High School
     
Second Prizes Seal Carving Beijing No. 171 Middle School
The School for the Children of Labourers Working on Public Projects Rendafuzhong
The May Fête Parade JLS Middle School
Hong Luo Si Lu He High School
Old People's Life Beijing No. 171 Middle School
Our Dorm Rendafuzhong
Trip to Sewage Treatment Planet Lu He High School
What Do You Do at Great America? Mission San Jose High School
My School - My Movie Lu He High School
Modern School in Beijing Beijing No. 15 Middle School
Patrick's Skimboarding Movie JLS Middle School
Lu He High School Lu He High School
China Show Lu He High School
     
Honorable Mention My School Mermaid Lu He High School
Hey Juliet Come on Baby Beijing No. 171 Middle School
School (Elective Classes) Beijing No. 15 Middle School
Future Artists Beijing No. 171 Middle School
Skateboarding Mission San Jose High School
Imperial Palace Rendafuzhong
Segway Movie JLS Middle School
Lu He Polytech Classes Lu He High School
Imperial Palace Rendafuzhong
An Average Bookshop Rendafuzhong
Chinese Kong Fu Rendafuzhong
In the Hospital Beijing No. 171 Middle School
The Clock Shows Rendafuzhong
The Clay Sculpture Rendafuzhong
My Lovely Home Town Beijing No. 171 Middle School
Temple Fair Rendafuzhong