Video Contest

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The Video Contest is open annually to any student or amateur film maker ages 15-25 yrs old who is a resident of Montgomery, Harris, Grimes, Walker, Liberty, Waller or San Jacinto counties.  The film can be from 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length. Each film must affirm in some way―even indirectly:

Why laws need to protect innocent human life.”

1st Place = $1000  2nd Place = $500  3rd Place = $250

Students may further submit their entries to the National Right to Life Video Contest.

MCRTL began the Video Contest because we recognized the importance of having a strong message for life on YouTube and throughout social media.  Each year the videos do just that.

Our local participants have also done well in the national competition.  In 2014, 2015, and 2017 MCRTL Video Contest students went on to win the NRLC Video Contest.  Three out of the five years that MCRTL has hosted the local Video Contest our winners have gone on to win the national competition.  We have some great local talent!

At the national level contest the top 3 finalists have their videos entered into the LifeFest Film Festival in Hollywood, California.

We encourage you to participate in this year’s 2019-20 contest which will launch at the start of the fall school term! 

Last year’s flyer and registration form are available below to provide you with contest information.  2019-20 forms will be posted by summer. 

Video Contest Flyer

Video Contest Registration Form

Video Contest Rules


2019 Video Contest Winners

This year, 14 young filmmakers participated in MCRTL’s Video Contest. We are thrilled to provide young talent this channel to creatively express their beliefs about the value of each life. We would like to congratulate this year’s winners and all our participants!

1st – Emily Callan
2nd – Elizabeth Bachert
3rd (tie) – Emily Martin and Myah Abraham

Choosing winners was not an easy task and we were so impressed by the entries that we simply cannot keep them to ourselves! Please enjoy these videos produced by our winners!


Emily Callan – First Place




Emily Martin – 3rd place (tie)




Maya Abraham – 3rd place (tie)


video contest winners

2018 Video Contest Winners

This year’s Video Contest entries again were creative and powerful. Congratulations to Emily Callan on winning First Place!

1st Place –  Emily Callan – Now is the Time

2nd Place –  Ian Phillip and Jeremy Heckt

3rd Place –   Jaron Spinler


2017 Video Contest Winners Announced ~ Congratulations Jeremy Heckt on 1st Place!

Below is Jeremy Heckt’s winning MCRTL video,” Eyes Wide Open”.   All three prize winning entries are available on MCRTL’s YouTube Channel.  Please take the opportunity to view them and then share them with friends.


video contest winners

2017 Video Contest Winners

1st Place –  Jeremy Heckt

 2nd Place – Matthew Cole 

3rd Place – Jaron Spinler

Congratulations to all our participants!

2016 Video Contest Winners Announced ~ Congratulations Elizabeth Riddell on 1st Place!

Dinner for Life 2016-96This year’s contest was extremely close.  Only  6 points separated the First through Fourth place finishers!  MCRTL debuted the winning video by Elizabeth Riddell at the Dinner for Life.  Please watch it below.  We also have the second, third and fourth place videos available on MCRTL’s YouTube Channel. Riddell – First Place with ‘Will You?’

Matthew Cole – Second Place with ‘Choose Life’

Emily Rogers – Third Place with ‘The Truth about Being Pro-Life’

Savannah Rumpel – Honorable Mention with ‘Purpose’


Announcing 2015 Video Contest Winners ~ Sean Brenon Wins 1st Place!

The 2nd annual Video Contest has concluded.  MCRTL began the Video Contest because we recognized the importance of having a strong message for life on YouTube and throughout social media.  These videos do just that!

The winning video by Sean Brenon was debuted at the Dinner for Life, March 21.  


1st Place –  Sean Brenon

2nd Place – Lauren Martinez

  3rd Place – Courtney Cantu

Honorable Mention – Brittany Harris

Congratulations to all our participants!



This spring Montgomery County Right to Life awarded $1,000 to Christian Quincena  as the winner in our 1st annual Pro-Life Video Contest.

The winners were as follows:

1st Place – Christian Quincena (with Daisy Baez and Jeremiah Velasco)
2nd  Place – Savannah Rumpel
3rd Place – Kaylie King

Christian’s video also won the National Right to Life Video Contest. His film was shown at the National Right to Life Convention held June 26-28 in Louisville, KY. and will also be entered in the Lifefest Film Festival in Hollywood, Ca.