Cyrus Stowe and Tyler Hill claimed the grand prizes in the fifth annual
TXU Energy Light Up the Red Carpet Student Film Contest on Friday night.
Stowe is a student at Booker T. Washington High School for the
Performing and Visual Arts. Hill attends the Art Institute of Dallas.
"We're very happy for Cyrus and Tyler and all of the winners who did
such great work telling their stories about the importance of
electricity, alternative resources and conservation," said Donna Egen,
who manages sponsorships for TXU Energy. "We're also happy to help these
students connect with film professionals at the Dallas International
Film Festival. We know the connections they make can lead to even
brighter futures in the television and film industry."
Stowe's film, The
Message, focuses on a young man who breaks into song after his date
asks why she should turn off lights, TVs and electronics before heading
Seeker follows a girl on a quest for energy in a future in which
most electricity has been depleted.
"These are very different films that impressed our judges for the level
of production, as well as the clarity of the message," Egen said.
Stowe and Hill both will share scholarship funding of $7,500 with their
schools and will get video editing software.
Other winners included
High School Division
First place: Zachary Butler of Allen High School. His film, The
Beat, highlights the disregard for electricity. He is splitting
scholarship funding of $5,000 with his school and will get video editing
Second place: Jonathan Froese, Belton New Tech High. Energy
Independence shows how energy gives people independence. He is
splitting scholarship funding of $2,500 with his school and will get
video editing software.
First runner-up: Aliya Haq, North Hills Preparatory. I
am Electric personifies the electricity possibilities of the future.
Haq will receive video editing software.
Second runner-up: Audrey Ngo, Garland High School. Blink
follows Lucy as she struggles to find electricity and support her
brother Paul in a world without power. Ngo will receive video editing
First place: Marcelo Veloz, The University of Texas-Pan American,
Daily Miracle illustrates how electricity allows us to be better,
feed ourselves, connect with loved ones, create and experiment. He is
splitting scholarship funding of $5,000 with his school and will get
video editing software.
About TXU Energy
TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retail electricity provider,
powering the lives of more Texans than any other retailer. TXU Energy
offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its
residential and business customers to choose options that best meet
their needs, including exceptional customer service, competitively
service plans, innovative energy efficiency options, renewable
energy programs and other electricity-related products and services.
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