The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) recently challenged high school students around the country to create a video sleep story. Over 30 aspiring scientists and filmmakers answered their call, submitting documentaries, dramas and other creative takes on sleep topics. Congratulations to Andrew Zwijack, of Argo Community High School for winning the 2016 AASM Foundation High School Video Contest with this video:

Launched in April 2013, the AASM Foundation’s High School Video Contest issued a nationwide creative challenge to high school filmmakers to tell a sleep story to help shine a light on the effects of sleep problems. Submissions were evaluated by a panel of sleep medicine physicians and researchers and judged based on appropriateness of message, originality, creativity and the overall quality of the video.

The first-place prize is $1,000 to be split between the winner and his school. Additional prizes were awarded for the videos submitted by first runner-up Juan Lopez of Franklin, Tenn. and the “People’s Choice” winner Erin Cummins of Natick, Mass.

Updated March 28, 2018