National Rice Month Scholarship Contest

Rice, Camera, Action!  Help us promote U.S.-grown rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to your state — and earn scholarship money in the process!

The National Rice Month Scholarship Contest closed on October 31, 2022. Winners will be notified by November 23, 2022. Check back mid-December to see the winning videos.

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Three scholarship prizes totaling $10,000 will be rewarded.


Graduating high school students from the six primary rice-growing states.

How to Enter

It’s easy to participate — create, upload, submit, share.

Tips for Making a Great Video
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Make your story compelling!  Think about the shows, videos, and teachers you find engaging.  How do they capture your interest?  Use those techniques.


Research – Start with our U.S. Rice 101 page. The more you learn, the more you’ll have to work with.


Get Creative – Think outside the box. Use a unique approach that gives a fresh perspective.


Plan & Prepare – Before you start filming, think about your whole video. Scripting and even storyboarding will help as you shoot and edit your video.

View and Vote for Favorite Videos

After you’ve uploaded your video, share it on your social media.  Encourage your friends, family, and teachers to watch and vote for your video. (You can also check out your competition.)

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