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Video-Ready Company Analyses: Young Filmmakers Impress in Student Competition

Entertaining, creative, and to the point: The best business videos were awarded yesterday at the award ceremony of the b@s videochallenge. In the six different categories, student teams from Bonn, Geisenheim, Cologne, Königstein, and Aachen made it to the top. 

Students from all over Germany submitted videos. Now the four winning teams and the winners of the Audience Award and Youngster Award were presented at the award ceremony of the b@s videochallenge, the video competition of the educational initiative business@school of the international management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG). 

In four-minute videos, the young people exhibited their understanding of business as well as their creativity. Whether drawn, animated, or with acting, they analyzed root causes of company success and risks in wide-ranging forms of presentation, making recommendations for the future.

The winners in the four competitive categories of the b@s videochallenge: 

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Gregor, Johannes (15), Nils (16), Paul, Sander, and Theodor (16) from the Bischof-Neumann-Schule school in Königstein


Jule (18), Luca Marie (17), and Paulina (17) from the Erzbischöflichen Liebfrauenschule school in Cologne


Timo (18) from the Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg school in Geisenheim


Joshua (18) and Julius (16) from the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium school in Bonn

An exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of the four companies await the winning teams.

Audience Award for students from Aachen

In addition to four company awards, the Audience Award was also presented at the award ceremony. On September 11–18, the visitors of the b@s videochallenge website could vote for one of the nominated videos. The video about the company share by Jasmin (14), Marie (15), Mia (15), and Teresa (15) from St. Ursula Gymnasium school in Aachen won with 23 percent of all votes. The winners can look forward to an invitation to a joint event of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and Jochen Schweizer.

Youngster Award goes to Königstein

Even in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grades, there are talented video makers who enjoy camera work. business@school wants to spark an interest in business issues especially among younger students and that's why we awarded a special prize for the best video from those grade levels. Antonia (15), Lena, Louisa, Malva, Meret, and Patrizia from the Bischof-Neumann-Schule school in Königstein were awarded with ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE's Youngster Award for their video about Stylight. Together with mydays, the team will spend an unforgettable day doing an activity of their choice. 

Pictures of the winning teams can be found in the press photos.

Teams from the following schools were represented in the online vote:

  • Bischof-Neumann-Schule in Königstein, Hesse
  • Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Gymnasium in Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg
  • Dürer-Gymnasium in Nuremberg, Bavaria
  • Erzbischöfliche Liebfrauenschule in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Friedrich-Koenig-Gymnasium in Würzburg, Bavaria
  • Goethe-Gymnasium in Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg in Geisenheim, Hesse
  • Realschule Schöllnach in Schöllnach, Bavaria
  • St. Ursula Gymnasium in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia

Next round starting January 2020

With the b@s videochallenge, the educational initiative business@school has created an offer for students from all types of schools. Four companies, four questions, and one video no longer than four minutes: In the video competition, 14- to 20-year-olds can prove their business and media mettle—and win great prizes. The next round starts in January 2020.

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