The 33rd Annual Student Educational Video Awards (SEVA) Celebration was May 1
SECC was thrilled to bring SEVA Award Night back in person and to a new location! This year SEVA took over the Scottish Rite Center near H Street and the American River in Sacramento. This new location offered plentiful free parking for all attendees. Student producers walked the red carpet and talked to student paparazzi crews about their videos. The culminating live award show followed a two-week countdown celebration with Defining 2021 Recognition Week and Finalist Announcement Week. The entire event was also live streamed to SECC Comcast 16 and #SECCTV on YouTube so all producers and their families celebrated, even from home!
Award Night Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to come to award night to win an award?
No, SECC encourages all students to celebrate this year’s SEVAs both in person and at home.
How much does the event cost?
The SEVA contest is free to enter for all students in Sacramento County. Awards Night is free to attend and parking at the Scottish Rite Center is free.
How many people can I bring?
Please bring those who would like to join in the celebration while considering that there is limited capacity at the venue. You are encouraged to share the livestream information with extended friends and family.
Is there a dress code?
There is no official dress code for the event. SECC encourages students to be comfortable and take this time to show off their style.
How can I bring my paparazzi crew to the red carpet?
Details about red carpet crews are sent out to teachers as the event approaches. You can always send an email to email@example.com to reserve your spot in advance.
Will I be video recorded at the event?
SECC will livestream the event on SECC Comcast 16 and YouTube. The entire event will be captured including red carpet, acceptance speeches and various shots of the crowd throughout the event.
Will students be busy during the entire event?
Starting at 5PM, student producers are encouraged to walk the red carpet and take advantage of the SEVA selfie station. Additionally, students and families can watch the All Entries Reel on the big screen and talk with other attendees until the awards begin.
How long does Award Night typically last?
The Awards Ceremony itself begins at 6pm and is usually about 90 minutes.
What happens if I win an award?
If your video is awarded an Honorable Mention or SEVA please feel free to make your way up to the stage to accept your award. Most producers choose to make a brief acceptance speech at that time.
More Information about the Student Educational Video Awards
The annual event showcases student educational videos to the Sacramento community and beyond. The culminating “Academy Awards of Sacramento” event represents a year-long media production effort for over 1000 students from over 50 schools throughout the Sacramento region. Statuettes are awarded to the top educational videos submitted in five categories (Creative Expression, Documentary, Instructional, Public Service Announcements, and School News) spread across all grade levels – from Kindergarten to High School. For the latest updates as the SEVA program continues throughout the year, sign up for updates.
Past SEVA Results & Winner’s Reels
Allan Hinderstein Award
Over 31 years ago, an incredible Sac State professor, Allan Hinderstein had a vision that recognized the importance and value of media production for teachers. His idea was to enhance the classroom learning experience of students. SECC honors Allan’s memory every year, as they recognize a teacher who embodies the concept of being creative in the classroom and is always looking for new ways to introduce media into students learning.
2008 – Gail Desler
2009 – Brian Weitzel
2010 – Dana La Chapelle
2011 – Doug Floyd
2012 – Jim Bentley