The “Choice in Education” Video Competition


Do you want to win $15,000?

Families and children are unique. The same can be said of the educational needs of children. There is no silver bullet or a one size fits all. That is the beautiful thing about freedom and choice.

The Choices in Education video competition invites you to share your story about how school choice is improving education for children and families in your community, including your own. This contest aims to discover why educational choices are making a difference for you and your family. What’s been the impact or why do you need more educational choices in your state? The competition will elevate stories of school choice success from across the country and highlight the value that choices in education bring to individuals, communities and education systems.


  • Submissions Period Opens: October 25, 2017

  • Submissions Deadline: December 1, 2017

  • Finalists Selected and Public Voting Period Opens: December 8, 2017

  • Public Voting Closes: January 2, 2018

  • Competition Winners Notified: Week of January 7, 2018

Winners will be announced publicly during National School Choice Week, January 21-27, 2018.


Prizes will be offered to winning videos based on the sincerity and passion of the content, including:

  • 3 Grand Prize Winners – $15,000 cash prize

  • 3 Runners-up – $5,000 cash prize

  • 2 People’s Choice Winners – $5,000 cash prize

If you want to learn more information or submit a video for the contest, go to



David McGuire

Mr. McGuire is a middle school teacher in Indianapolis, Teach Plus Policy Fellow, and currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Indiana State University for Educational Leadership. Driven by the lack of having an African American male teacher in his classrooms growing up, David helped launched the Educate ME Foundation, which is geared towards increasing the number of African American male teachers in the classroom. A born and raised Hoosier, he is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for all students in Indianapolis. He describes his educational beliefs as a reformer grounded in the best practices of traditional public schools, where he was mentored by strong leaders. David graduated from Central State University with a degree in English and also holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.