Jim Harbin Student Media Festival Winners

Students Rachel Marino and Katherine Russo won first place in the state for Best Documentary in Grades 6-8 during the 2022 Jim Harbin Student Media Festival. Their video titled The Effects of Social Media on Teenagers features research and interviews on the future effects of social media. Rachel and Katherine were students at Alice B. Landrum Middle School when they entered the contest and now attend Ponte Vedra High School.

The Jim Harbin Student Media Festival is sponsored annually by the Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) to encourage students to communicate through media production and to recognize outstanding presentations. The competition includes 11 categories from primary through college.  Productions must be entirely written and produced by students, including copyright clearance, and must not exceed seven minutes in length. Several thousand students participate each year at the local, regional, and state levels.

View the winning entry below.