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National Student Video Competition Announces Its 2017 Winners

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Seventh Annual Competition Receives More Than 7,000 Views Nationwide

NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 20, 2017)— The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Ethics in Action Student Video Competition. First launched in 2011, the annual competition seeks creative video entries showcasing examples of ethical behavior in the business world and is open to undergraduate and graduate students (across all disciplines) attending colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

This year, a total of 71 video entries were received from 19 college and universities, nationwide, resulting in more than 7,000 views. Among the award categories include: Short Film (1-3 min), Commercial (1 min or less) and Viewer’s Choice, where the public viewed and voted for their favorite video submission. Because of the overwhelming quality of the submissions received this year, the judges decided to add an additional category named Finalists. These videos presented original concepts worthy of recognition and will each receive a $100 prize.

Winners of the 2017 Ethics in Action Student Video Competition include the following:   

Short Film Category (1-3 Minutes)
First Place: Betty’s Call, Maryville University
Runner Up: Wage Gap, Colorado State University

Commercial Category (
1 Minute or Less)
First Place: Nepotism, Oral Roberts University

Viewer’s Choice Short Film (1-3 Minutes)
First Place: Office Television, Ohio University
Runner Up: Gas Up, Adams State University

Viewer’s Choice Commercial (1 Minute or Less)
First Place: Fraud Triangle, University of the Virgin Islands


Sponsored by the Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity, cash prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

“We encourage you to go back and watch all the winning videos,” said CPT President, Alfonzo Alexander. “It’s important that this competition spread across all campuses because the long-term effects of ethical leadership can make a tremendous impact on our world, today and tomorrow,” he added.

Since 2005, the CPT has encouraged leaders to support ethical business practices, by conducting a variety of collegiate and professional programs, such as the Ethics in Action Student Video Competition and the recently launched Ethical Leadership Training & Certification Program for professionals.

To view the competition’s winning videos, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT), visit:

About NASBA Center for the Public Trust
The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to champion the public trust by advancing ethical leadership in business, institutions and organizations.


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