Social Media

YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram

Chapter Forms

Membership Form

Activity Reports

End of (Fall) Semester Report

End of Year Report

Officer Rosters


Your donation assists the StudentCPT in promoting and advancing ethics and leadership in education.

Contact Information

NASBA Center for Public Trust
150 Fourth Avenue N., Ste 700
Nashville, TN 37219


About the Competition / Entry Form / Rules / Important Dates

Previous Winners: 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011

Judging Criteria for 2021 Ethics in Action Video Competition

Viewer’s Choice winners will be determined by the number votes each video receives in our contest app during the Viewer’s Choice period; Friday, April 2, 2021 through Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Central..

Judges’ winners will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of StudentCPT employees and affiliates. This panel selects the 1st Place and Runner Up winners for each category. Video entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

Judging Criteria:

  • Originality (videos should use original content, not excerpts from existing shows, songs, movies, etc.)
  • Clarity (video and audio should be easy to see and hear)
  • Relevance (video addresses an ethical dilemma that is relevant to young business professionals)
  • Critical Thinking (videos should display complex ethical dilemmas that require viewers to use critical thinking skills to determine the best solutions. This is in contrast to videos that display ethical issues that have clear right or wrong solutions). All decisions of the judges are final.

Participants may not use photo, video or audio clips from movies, television shows, songs, soundtracks or any other works that were produced and/or published by other companies or individuals. Please review Section 4, item a, item b, and item c of the official rules for more details. Naturally, there are additional rules you must read, accept and follow in order to participate. Click here to read the Rules.

 Do Not Submit:

  • Copyrighted material (including photos, music, screenshots or video clips from any sitcoms or movies)
  • Profanity or vulgar content
  • Political references
  • Pixelated videos
  • Videos filmed vertically on phones (horizontal videos on phones are acceptable)

The Prizes:

Winners will be chosen among the entries by a panel of expert judges that will include ethical leaders and subject matter experts. Viewer’s Choice winners will be determined by the number of votes each video receives.

Category 1: Short Film (1-3 Minutes)

  • 1st Place Grand Prize: $1,000*
  • Runner Up: $500*
  • Viewer’s Choice 1st Place: $700*
  • Viewer’s Choice Runner Up: $300*

Category 2: Commercials (30-59 Seconds)

  • 1st Place Grand Prize: $800*
  • Runner Up: $400*
  • Viewer’s Choice 1st Place: $500*
  • Viewer’s Choice Runner Up: $200*

*Prizes will be distributed in the form of Amazon Electronic Gift Cards.