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The White House Announces ‘Lights. Camera. Education!’ for student filmmakers! Make a short film by Wed 1/29/14

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Lights. Camera. Education!

Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Are you a student filmmaker? Know someone who is? We want your help.

If you’re a student, we want you to make a short film — and have the chance to show it right here at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. If you’re a parent or a friend, pass this on to a student you know.

The topic? Technology in classrooms. There’s huge power in what technology can do for education — from taking a course online, to collaborating with students from across the country (or the world!)

We’re looking for awesome student filmmakers to show the power of technology in classrooms in a short film.

If that sounds like you — or someone you know — go to and find out how you can participate.

But hurry! You’ve only got until January 29th to send in your submission. So, if it’s going to get “two thumbs up,” you’d better start now.

Not a K-12 student?

Forward this to someone who is at:

Click below to watch a video about the
White House Student Film Festival

A “State Dinner” Just for Kids! Submit your recipe by 5/12/13 #letsmove @MichelleObama

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Calling all young chefs: Here’s your chance to share your favorite delicious and nutritious lunch recipe with First Lady Michelle Obama and all of the White House Chefs!

With the overwhelming success of the inaugural Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” in 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama is again teaming up with Epicurious, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture to host a Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. We’re inviting parents or guardians and their children, ages 8-12 to submit an original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty, with the opportunity to be invited to attend a Kids’ “State Dinner” here at the White House. We will even be serving a selection of the winning healthy recipes.

The rules are simple: All entrants are encouraged to reference the MyPlate nutritional guidelines to ensure recipes meet healthy standards. Entries should represent each of the food groups, either in one dish or as parts of a lunch meal, including fruit, veggies, whole grains, protein and low-fat dairy foods.

You’ve got until May 12th, so get cooking and submit your recipe online at:

So everybody get creative! Send us your best dishes and help your family and friends eat healthy delicious meals!! See you at the White House!