Shorts By High Schoolers (SxHS) 2016

WNIN's Annual High School Film Competition

WNIN SxHS 2015


This fall, WNIN brings you SxHS, our short film competition open to all area high school students. The mission of this competition is to promote the visual arts in Evansville and surrounding areas and to equip high school students with skills to prepare them for a career in filmmaking or the visual arts.

High school students may click the link below to register for SxHS 2016 from now until September 30, 2016. Completed films will be due on October 31, 2016. Instructions for submission will follow.


Click here to register for SxHS 2016

2016 Contest Guidelines: Click Here

Parents and teachers -- interested in learning more about the competition?

Click here to join our SxHS 2016 email list!


Watch the SxHS 2015 finals here. This program originally aired on WNIN 9.1 PBS on January 21st.

Deadline for Entries: Entries for SxHS can be submitted between October 1st, 2016 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time and October 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Prize for Winners: The top films submitted will be featured on a television program on WNIN 9.1 PBS where an expert panel of judges will determine the overall winning team. Each member of the winning team will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the University of Southern Indiana OR the University of Evansville.



SxHS is designed for teams of 2-4 students. Eligible counties include:

Indiana: Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Dubois, Pike, Gibson, Knox Daviess, Martin and Crawford

Kentucky: Henderson, Daviess, Union, Webster, Hopkins, McLean, Ohio and Hancock

Illinois: Gallatin, White, Wabash, Edwards and Lawrence


Narrative: Narrative films at least 5 minutes long, no longer than 7 minutes

Documentary: Documentary films at least 5 minutes long, no longer than 7 minutes


Questions? Contact Alison Petrash at or call (812) 423-2973.


Funding for Shorts by High Schoolers is provided in part by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.