To convey economics in an entertaining way, Stringham launched the Economics Video Contest titled, “Markets Promote Peace,” “Economic Value Is Subjective,” and “Supply and Demand” at Fayetteville State University School of Business and Economics when he chaired the L. V. Hackley Endowment for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise from 2012-2015.
- View HERE to see all of the 2014 entries (Markets Promote Peace)
- View HERE to see all of the 2013 entries (Value Is Subjective)
- View HERE to see all of the 2012 entries (Supply and Demand)
“SUPPLY AND DEMAND” WINNING VIDEOS – 2012-2013
The winners of the 2013 Second Annual Economics Music Video Contest, “Value of Goods Is Subjective” went to the following schools and universities:
- “Thrift Shop Economics Remix/Parody” by Mitch Harrower, won the $2,500 first place prize. The video is a comedic remake of a popular video by the music recording artist, Macklemore, except with economics based lyrics and a wide range of characters, including a wizard.
- In second place was “Big Books,” (From Fayetteville State University School of Business and Economics), a remake and parody of a song from the American MC and producer, Sir-Mix-A-Lot. The three judges ranked the creative video as No. 2 and the students Christopher F. Darden, Justin McLean, Dominique Stephenson, and Berrak Walters received the $500 second place prize.
- The third place prize of $250 went to “Econ Ballad” by Twitchard Marmorstein. (From Washington and Lee University under Dr. Tim Diette). The video, a sensitive, but comedic love song, was well received by all three judges and the student producer received the $250 prize.
Judges for the contest were Dr. Mike Munger of Duke University, Mr. John Papola of Emergent Order, and Dr. John Tomasi of Brown University.
“VALUE IS SUBJECTIVE” WINNING VIDEOS – 2013
The winners of the 2014-15 Third Annual Economics Music Video Contest, “Markets Promote Peace” went to the following schools and universities:
- First place — $2,500 went to “Free Yourself,” created by students of Hillsdale College in Michigan, with Mike Reagan as team leader, under Professor Butler.
- Second place — Two articles tied for second place and each get a $500 prize. One was “Market Go Us Fallin’ in Love” video created by students of New Jersey Georgian Court University, with Jeff Wallster as team leader, under Professor Nancy Sardon. The other was “100% Reason for Prosperity” created by students of Indian River High Central High School, with Ashley Seybolt as team leader, under teacher Justin Burdick.
- Third place — went to the creator of “Goods Belong to Me” from students at Lincoln High School, with Spencer Reilly as team leader, under Professor Rick Lagreide.
The videos were judged according to their economic content, creativity and entertainment factor, catchiness of tune, storytelling, video quality, with the number of YouTube views and likes.
The competition’s judges included Professors Mike Munger of Duke University, John Tomasi of Brown University, and the Emergent Order Founder, John Papola.
“MARKETS PROMOTE PEACE” WINNING VIDEOS – 2014-15
Read more about the details and winners of the contests