Afterschool Works! Contests

2020 Annual Afterschool Pitch Competition

MASN will be hosting a Youth Entrepreneur Institute pitch challenge on April 18, 2020 at the Show Me Afterschool Showcase at Show Me Mizzou Day!

Click here for an overview of the event, pitch rules, and prizes.

2020 Annual Afterschool Video Contest

Lights, camera, action!  The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) is pleased to announce its 7th annual Afterschool Video Contest, which gives youth and programs the opportunity to create, film, edit, and star in videos showcasing the importance and value of afterschool programs. The contest is held during the fall, and official rules will be released sometime in early February.

Theme:  The overall theme of the video should be “Afterschool Works!”, “This is Afterschool”, or “I am… Afterschool”.  Your video should creatively portray how “Afterschool Works” for youth and families, or “This is Afterschool” – highlighting how afterschool expands learning and growth beyond the school day. Our challenge to you is to depict these messages by creating a short video (:30 to 1:30 min in length) that highlights one of these themes, and showcases the amazing work being done in Missouri afterschool programs. Ideally, these videos will be suited for social media sharing.

Ideas for things to include might be (these are optional; not required):

  • Highlighting how afterschool supports working families
  • Highlighting ways that afterschool supports social-emotional learning and growth
  • Showcasing college and career readiness activities and academic support pieces
  • Showing how summer learning programs help academics and enrichment
  • Highlighting STEM activities in afterschool

Categories:  This year we will have two categories: Youth videos and Program videos. For the youth videos category, videos must be planned, produced, and edited by youth in an afterschool program. For the program videos category, program leaders can take a more active role in planning, producing and editing the videos, and can even work with outside professionals to create the video.

Prizes:  Youth videos will have two categories: Younger Youth (K-6) and Older Youth (7-12).  One grand prize for Youth videos will be awarded at $500, while the runner-up in each age category will receive $250. Program videos will have one category, with the winner receiving $500 and the runner up receiving $250. 

Congratulations to the 2019 winners!

  • 1st Place: MU Adventure Club-Shepard Blvd Elementary, Rita Regencio, Site Facilitator
  • 2nd Place: Albany R3 Schools Adventure Club, Valerie Anthony, Early Childhood & Afterschool Programming Director

2018 WINNERS: 

  • 1st Place: Morgan County R-I


  • 1st Place: Clayton Kid Zone
  • 2nd Place (tied): Sunset Valley Kids Country
  • 2nd Place (tied): Lee’s Summit Elementary Kids Country

2016 WINNERS: 

  • 1st Place: Kids Safari at Spring Branch Elementary (Independence School District, Independence, MO)
  • 2nd Place: Clayton Kid Zone (Clayton, MO)

Visit our You Tube Channel to view winning videos from this year and year’s past!


Elementary Division:

  • 1st Place:  Twin Pike YMCA – Bowling Green
  • 2nd Place:  Martin City LINC 4th & 5th Grades

Intermediate Division:

  • 1st Place:  Martin City LINC, Middle School
  • 2nd Place:  Camdenton Middle School PASS Program




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