Cobo Center Offers Scholarships for Videos Highlighting Detroit


DETROIT — Cobo Center is offering 30/60 Video Scholarship for metro Detroit high school seniors and college students who produce a winning 30 or 60 second video showcasing the character, determination, and ingenuity of the city of Detroit, using Cobo Center as a focal point.

“We’re calling on the next generation of Detroiters to stand up and represent the city, both past and present, through their craft,” says Thom Connors, regional vice president and general manager SMG/Cobo Center. “The metro Detroit area has an abundance of creative talent, and we look forward to seeing the city through their eyes during the 30/60 Video Scholarship.”

The winning entries will debut on Cobo Center’s state-of-the-art video board on June 25. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and four finalists will receive a $500 scholarship during a special presentation in Cobo Center’s fully equipped, state-of-the-art television and broadcast studio. The winners’ schools will receive a donation match, totaling $6,000 to metro Detroit students and schools.

The final phase of Cobo Center’s $279 million renovation includes the installation of two external video boards. The Congress video board totals 3,000 square feet and is at the corner of Congress and Washington in the center of Downtown Detroit. The marquee board on Jefferson and Washington is 6,000 square feet and will debut this summer, in addition to the new broadcast studio.

The 30/60 Video Scholarship entries must feature images and video of both Detroit and Cobo Center. Applications are now open through June 5 and students can submit their videos by visiting Applicants must be currently enrolled in college or maintain a high school senior status at a National Academy of Arts and Science affiliated high school.
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