Student Production Awards

The winner of the 2018 AHECTA Student Production Award for Social Impact is QIONG WU, of Georgia Institute of Technology, for her video, “Identity Theft: Costs.” You can see a screenshot of her work below:

Qiong is a 2nd Year Physics student at AHECTA member institution Georgia Tech. She is also a Video Editor/Animator on the Georgia Tech Cable Network (GTCN) student staff team. Congratulations to Qiong and to Tech!


The 2018 AHECTA Student Production Award for Social Impact will award one student or team from an AHECTA member institution who shares the best 90-second video story highlighting a social issue or topic affecting their campus or community today.

Since 1997, the AHECTA SPA contest has recognized the best student productions in higher education. From news and sports features, to original short films and music videos, to lifestyles programs and documentaries, the SPAs have celebrated the skill, creativity, and innovation of college and university student filmmakers and videographers of all genres. This year, we are focusing the SPAs on students’ voices for social change. No genre breakdowns, no categories. Just 90 seconds (or less) on a current trend, topic, issue, or concern affecting students and their friends, families, and peers.

Activism and change happens at home. For students, home is your campus community. We want to hear from you! We are here to listen. Make your voices heard by participating in the 2018 AHECTA Student Production Award for Social Impact today!

For full details – including submission and prize information – see the 2018 AHECTA SPA Info Page.

For past winners, visit the AHECTA YouTube channel or the AHECTA Vimeo page.