A star is born in the home of the Chargers. Anna Richey, a student at Corner Canyon High School, in August 2015 received the Best Director Award at the 2015 NO BULL Teen Video Awards for her video, “Broken.” The awards, held Saturday, Aug. 8, at YouTube Space in Los Angeles, sparkled with stars from television, movies and social media.
Founded in 2011, the “Great American No Bull Challenge” asks American youth ages 13 to 23 to address the issue of bullying in schools by creating and producing positive messages in short video documentaries, music videos, public service announcements and Vines. The aim of the video contest and award ceremony, according to organizers, was to encourage students to create anti-bullying messages through filmmaking, leadership and social media.
The awards show was live-streamed and recorded for a YouTube audience. Richey can be seen accepting her award in the 28th minute of the video. “Oh, wow!” Richey said in accepting her award. “Wow. This is so amazing.” She also thanked her co-directors, her family and friends, and the people who helped support her efforts to create the video.
The day of the awards, all nominees were invited to attend the NO BULL National Education Conference, which addressed topics on bullying, digital responsibility, leadership and social justice. This year’s #NOBULLnation social media campaign recorded nearly 20 million impressions and more than 5 million unique reaches.