ELLSWORTH — Sy Cody White, a Hancock County Technical Center graduate and student at New England School of Communications in Bangor, won first place in the Maine Recycles Video Contest March 14.
White was awarded a $500 cash prize at a celebration at the Maine State Museum. The first prize also included a $1,000 school technology grant. White requested the grant go to HCTC, where he first learned video production. He credits the school with preparing him for college.
The Maine Recycles Video Contest received 127 entries from 35 schools. White’s video, “Recycling Works for Me!” was selected based on technical quality, coordination with the Maine Recycles Campaign message “Recycling Works!” and its inclusion of community. The 30-second video will air on all of Time Warner’s Maine stations as a public service announcement. It will soon be posted for viewing on www.yourtownscable.com and www.mainerecycles.com.
The video contest is sponsored by the Maine Recycles Steering Committee, a group of state and regional government organizations and business members working to promote recycling to Maine residents and businesses.