High-School Video Contest

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2018 2nd Annual CNTA Video Contest

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness
2nd Annual Video Contest

CNTA is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2nd Annual Video Contest are a team of two students from Stallings Island Middle School: Charles Timmons and Vivin Sudharsan, who produced "The Wrong Perspective: Nuclear Energy," a video story about myths surrounding nuclear energy.

The team will be recognized at the school's student awards ceremony and will be awarded CNTA t-shirts and a Go-Pro Camera for their school.

Jim Marra, CNTA Director, said the quality of the nuclear-themed essays and video this year is promising.

"It's reassuring to know that the upcoming generation of professionals is so knowledgeable, passionate, and astute about nuclear technology advancement," Marra said. "It's a growing industry, not only in our area, but worldwide. These students have a bright future if they continue on the track they are on now."

See the video at its YouTube link .


Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, sponsors a video contest for students in Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Burke, Columbia, and Richmond County schools. Current middle school or high school students in these counties, including homeschool students, and current CNTA members' family regardless of their county of enrollment, are invited to submit a 2-5 minute video on debunking a nuclear myth. Example topic areas are:

The competition is judged by the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness staff and general membership representatives.

The video contest winner(s) will win a GoPro Camera for their school. Contest winners will be recognized at the annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet.

The purpose of the CNTA Video Contest is to promote a better understanding of nuclear technology among high school and middle school students. It also provides an incentive for the development of creative, research, written, and communication skills that are vital to continued success in education and in the workforce.


    Dr. Marissa Reigel, (803) 725-3459 or (803) 508-2186
    Nora Swanson, (706) 739-1442


February 28, 2018: Deadline date for video submittal. (Note this is an update from the Rules flyer.) The video submittal must include a completed Official Student Entry Form and Abstract. Electronic submittal is preferred.

Electronic Submittal:

or Mail To: CNTA - 1204 Whiskey Rd, Suite B, Aiken SC 29803-4318

March-April 2018: Notification of CNTA video winner(s).

October-December 2018: Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet.

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