Danville, Illinois-based LED sign maker Watchfire Signs announces the creation of a scholarship designed to recognize high school students who develop content for Watchfire video scoreboards or displays on a campus.
The “Fired Up Watchfire Scholarship” will provide $500 in financial assistance to a graduating high school senior who demonstrates excellence in the creation and use of content on a Watchfire sports display during a live event. Watchfire’s indoor and outdoor display models can be used in any stadium or sports facility to engage fans and deliver a professional-quality sports experience. Increasingly, the company says, schools are integrating the boards into classroom courses, enabling students to learn video production, design and content management skills.
“Students are playing an important role in creating content for digital scoreboards that raises the level of excitement at sporting events,” says Bob Ferrulo, Watchfire’s sports marketing manager. “From football ‘hype videos’ and volleyball player profiles, to animations that encourage fans to get on their feet, the game time content created by today’s students deserves to be recognized.”
Students can submit content created as part of the school’s curriculum or as an extracurricular activity. Entries will be judged based on the impact the content makes on creating school pride, as well as the student’s academic performance.
Additional details are available by clicking here. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019, and Watchfire will announce a winner by August 1.