Stay in School Campaign

Stay In School Video Contest 2017 is now OPEN! 


Encourage your friends and classmates to Stay in School and graduate from high school!

The NC Society of Hispanic Professionals invites you and your friends/classmates to participate in our Stay in School Video/Announcement Contest to encourage Hispanic students in North Carolina to Stay in School and graduate from high school. The focus of the video/announcement should be about the importance of education in the lives of Hispanics.


The main theme of the contest is to Stay in School and graduate from high school. Videos should include themes such as academic success, careers, perseverance, the rewards of education, and the benefits of finishing high school.


The contest will open to middle and high school students on September 15. The student(s) who produce(s) the top 3 video works will be awarded the following prizes.

Prize Categories:

  • 1st: $500.00 in cash
  • 2nd: $300.00 in cash
  • 3rd: $150.00 in cash

In addition to receiving a prize, the top video/announcement winner(s) will have the opportunity to take part in making a public service announcement based on their own video version or could even have their original submitted video aired on the TV Hispanic Station Univision 40.


The best videos/announcements will be judged on the basis of some of the following characteristics: Overall quality, message conveyed, creativity involved, entertainment level, and relevance to central theme (Stay in School, Graduate from High School)

Each video should be 25 seconds in length. Please send the contest videos by mail to:

The NCSHP: 8450 Chapel Hill Road Suite 209 Cary, NC 27513

Or email:

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure that any music you choose to add to your video does not conflict with any copyright laws. NCSHP cannot load the video to our YouTube page and Univision 40 cannot air it if it violates copyright laws.

Deadline: December 01, 2017.

The winner(s) will be announced on February 15th on and the cash prizes and certificates will be given at the 2018 Hispanic Educational Summit in March 23, 2018.

Be creative and have fun! If you have any questions, please e-mail us at or call us at (919) 467-8424.

Downloadable version of 2017 Stay in School Flyer: STAY IN SCHOOL FLYER

2016 Contest Winners:

First place: Melvin Rubi, Millbrook High School (Raleigh, NC).

Second Place: Ariadna Nolasco, Fuquay Varina High School (Fuquay Varina, NC).

Third Place: Alex Joaquin, Durham School of Arts (Durham, NC).

To view previous contest winners, please visit the NCSHP Youtube Channel.

Stay in School Poster

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The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals

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Univision 40

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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Stay in School Tools:

  • Graduation Promise Form
  • Stay in School Poster
  • Stay In School Guide for Middle and High School Students and their parents (English)
  • Stay In School Guide for Middle and High School Students and their parents (Spanish