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NASBA CPT Announces Winners of 2015 Student Video Competition

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NASHVILLE, TENN., (APRIL 9, 2015) – The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) is pleased to announce the winners of its Sixth Annual Ethics in Action Viral Video Competition, sponsored by the Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity.

The competition was open to all U.S. college, junior college and university students. Students were encouraged to submit creative videos showcasing their perspectives on the importance of ethical leadership in business. Students entered videos in two categories: Short films (2-4 minutes) and Commercials (1 minute or less).

This year’s competition generated video entries from 35 teams, hailing from 11 different colleges and universities: Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Florida State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of New Mexico, University of Miami, Utah State University and Texas A&M.

Four winners were selected by a panel of expert judges, while over 2,000 public votes were cast to select four different winners for the viewer’s choice awards.

Short Film Category Winners (2-4 Minutes)

Commercial Category Winners (1 Minute or Less)

  • 1st Place Grand Prize ($800) – Bribery and Corruption

    School: Utah State University

    Team Members: Preston Keeling, Eliza Thacker and Sarah Keating

  • Runner Up ($400) – Words Hurt Too

    School: Lipscomb University

    Team Members: Megan Grant and Tiera Lanham

  • Viewer’s Choice 1st Place ($500) – Social Media in the Workplace

    School: Florida State University

    Team Members: Alex Nugent and Casey Riley

  • Viewer’s Choice Runner Up ($200) – Ethical Products

    School: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

    Team Member: Matt Langenbahn

Congratulations to all of this year’s participants and prize winners. Due to the high quality of video submissions, the video judging process was extremely difficult. The NASBA CPT applauds everyone who created a video and demonstrated why ethical leadership is so important in business.

> View all of this year’s short film entries

> View all of this year’s commercial entries

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NASBA CPT Announces Winners of 2015 Student Video Competition


Ryan Hirsch
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Cassandra Gray
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