Queens High School Student Wins Con Edison's Vote Video Contest

Whitestone teen David-Anthony Baez, won first prize in Con Edison’s “Get Out the Vote” video contest in a reception held last night at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.

David-Anthony’s video submission, entitled “Tranquility,” depicted a teen silenced by tape over his mouth. Once the teen notices a “Vote Today” sign at school, he dramatically rips the tape off his face. The video is meant to encourage young people to become involved in their communities.

David is a student at the Academy for Careers in Television & Film in Queens. Watch a video with David here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQerqDJv6Dk

Con Edison challenged New York City and Westchester students to create videos explaining why voting was important to them. Students from around the five boroughs of New York and Westchester responded with creative and inspiring videos on the importance of voting and civic engagement.

PHOTO CAPTION: Sean Gallagher, In-House Editor at Jacob Burns Films Center, David-Anthony Baez, Carl Goodman, Executive Director of the Museum of the Moving Image and Frances A. Resheske, senior vice president of Con Edison Public Affairs

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