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2014 Take a Shot Winners

On Sunday, June 1, 2104, six winners of the 2014 Take a Shot at Changing the World contest were announced during our film festival at the AMC Loews Waterfront Theatre. Participants and supporters viewed entries on the big screen, and afterwards, enjoyed a catered reception.


  • Judge's Vote - 1st Place ($3,000) AND Popular Vote ($1,000): A Place Where Everyone Belongs by Katie from Avonworth Middle School
  • Judge's Vote - 2nd Place ($2,000): Using the Example of Desmond Tutu to Stop Bullying by Hannah & Maggie from CAPA


  • Judge's Vote - 1st Place ($3,000): If Only We Had Known by Heaven, Alexander, Dominic, Bavi, Kayla, Aurora, Victoria, Richelle, Justine, Garrett, Ashely, Jacquez, Robbie, Steven, & Mack from Gateway High School
  • Judge's Vote - 2nd Place ($2,000): Hunger: The Hidden Crisis by Raiona, Raenkia, Nara, & Cynthiya from Allderdice High School
  • Popular Vote ($1,000): Project Migration: Search of a Happiness by Diwas, Hema, Dipesh, & Bhim from Baldwin High School


Past Winners


2012 Winners

Pittsburgh Innovation:

Lawrence's Fight for Green
Lenique Huggins, Falk Laboratory School, 6th-9th

Pulse Motors
Adam MacDonald & Nick Blom, Pittsburgh CAPA, 10th-12th


Acid Rain
Nasha Wright, Cynthia Gutierrez, Tom Sonnie, Jayvon Turner, Lamar Woodward, Gateway High School, 6th-9th

Mutual Impact: WPSD Rain Barrels
Emily, Western PA School for the Deaf, 10th-12th

Jefferson Award:

Act as One
Maggie Mayer, Falk Laboratory School, 6th-9th


2011 Winners

The A-Salk on Polio
Adam Bettinger, Sammy Binkin, Adam Barsouk, Sam Berman, Community Day School, 6th-9th

My Hero
Tyler Anderson, Mt. Lebanon High School, 10th-12th

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