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Congratulations to the new members of the 2014 NewTek All-American Video Crew:

Irena Martinez

Vernicia Griffie

Zachary Butler

Chris Wend

The four selected students will join the video production crew for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl week activities. Winners and their nominating instructor or parent receive an all-expense-paid trip to San Antonio, January 1-5, 2014.

The crew will receive comprehensive training on NewTek TriCaster portable live production and 3Play slow motion replay systems at NewTek corporate headquarters, participate in the All-American Bowl production, and much more.

Thank you to all of the high school seniors who entered the 2014 NewTek All-American Video
Production Contest.

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Calling all high school senior video superstars!

Enter today for a chance to join the 2014 NewTek All-American Video Crew.

Four students will be chosen to become a production crew member and produce the U.S. Army All-American Bowl events, January 1-5, 2014, in San Antonio.

Enter today! Deadline has been extended to December 6, 2013.

Instructors and parents of high school seniors from across the U.S. are invited to submit video entries showcasing their student’s work in video production.

Four winners and the nominating adult or chaperone will receive:

Fill out the Entry Form and send to NewTek:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: (210) 370-8075, Attn: Steven Paulsen.

Contestants are required to complete and submit an entry form and upload a short video clip highlighting their work in video production. The video should be no more than three minutes, include ‘tags’ from NewTek, and production title slates for the student’s position (i.e., Director/Technical Director, Camera person, Graphics/Titles Operator). For a chance to get your student on the NewTek All-American Video Crew, simply fill out the Entry/Nomination Form here, and upload their video entries to YouTube or SchoolTube.

*Airline tickets may not be upgraded, assigned or transferred, and are non-refundable. Not included are stay over add-ons, meals, bar, phone, tax and transportation to non-associated locations or events.


Irena Martinez

Irena Martinez is a senior at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.

She is heavily involved in the technical theater and film department at her school.

She has had experience as a video engineer, editor, photographer and graphics operator in the two years she has been on Westlake's Football Video Crew. The crew broadcasts each game statewide in HD, Sunday mornings on Time Warner Cable Sports.

Irena is honored to be a part of this years All-American Video Crew, and is the 3rd student in a row from her school to be chosen for this crew.


Andrew Deneau of Boyne City, MI

Andrew Deneau, an honor roll student, and two time award winner of the United States Achievement Academy - National Leadership and Service Awards.

Boyne City High School People's Choice Award Winner 2012 & Charlevoix Emmett Intermediate School District Career and Technical - Superior Achievement in Tv and Film Production & Broadcasting, May 2012.

Currently serving as Vice President of the Student Class Council, formerly served as Class Representative. DECA, drama participant, and a member of the school's golf and tennis teams.

Andrew's passion for film and video production began at a young age. He now writes, directs, edits, does GFX, and sound design for his own videos. Deneau's future plans include attending college where he plans to pursue a degree in film and video production.


Vernicia Griffie

Vernicia Griffie was born in Texarkana, Texas, where she is a student at Texas High School. 

As well as being president of her school’s audio/video production club, TigerVision, she holds office in several other organizations, including National Honor Society and Interact Club.
She has been enrolled in the TigerVision program since her eighth grade year.

Since her sophomore year, she has been a weekly anchor on Texas High’s daily TigerVision broadcast, and has also been a part of the sports videography crew since her junior year, which involves being a sideline videographer at all of the varsity football games.

Vernicia’s work with video production and broadcast journalism include a national award in live reporting at the Student Television Network convention in 2013. For the future, she intends to pursue a career as a political analyst, anchoring for a national news broadcast.