GoPro Challenge Finalists

Congratulations to the participants below who have been selected as the second group of finalists in the GoPro Challenge. These deserving contestants will be have their GoPro cameras and equipment mailed the week of May 15th to begin capturing their adventure.

All video submissions must be uploaded to a personal YouTube account, listing GoPro and Congressional Award YouTube channels and “Congressional Award GoPro Challenge” as tags. The title of the video should include the contestant’s name and any other relevant descriptors. The deadline to submit your video is 11:59 p.m. EST on November 15, 2017.

One video will be selected as the Grand Prize Winner and will be notified by our national office on December 1, 2017. The Grand Prize Winner will receive round-trip airfare and a one-night stay in Washington, D.C. to attend one of The Congressional Award’s marquee events, where the winning video will be presented.


*Be sure to include your full name in the title of your video submission. Videos should also be uploaded with “Congressional Award GoPro Challenge,” GoPro, and Congressional Award channels as a tags. Once uploaded, you can email your link to the contest coordinator as well.

*Videos may not exceed 3 minutes in duration and should be at or under 500 MB for uploads. Original video files must be in .MPEG, .MOVE, .AVI, or .WMV format. Video should be shot horizontally.

Visit the contest rules page and watch the GoPro Studio Video Tutorial to learn more about editing and submitting your video.

All questions should be directed to the contest coordinator, Molly Geiser, at or (202) 226-0130.

Nikhil Aggarwal
Sara Carr
Isabella Craven
Makenzie Cudnohsky
Loghan Currin
Nicholas Daniels
Victoria DeTolla
John Drain
Kelsey Fermo
Cole Gannon
Patrick Gannon
Abigail Gertsman
Mitchell Gordon
John Groggel
Brayan Guerrero
Jacqueline Hogan
Nathan Jones
Flynn Kehm
Nathan Kim
Angelina Liu
Carson Lott
Cullen Malone
Jakob Matala
Ashlyn McCluskey
Alexander McNamara
Claudia Miller
Jonathan Moore
Ishani Narwankar

Julia Palomba
Simran Parwani
Nikita Patel
Christian Petrisko
Derek Petrisko
Landon Petrisko
Zachary Pizer
Nathan Pollon
Michael Powell
Joseph Ramlet
John Rosher
Hannah Schroeder
Jonathan Simak
Laura Sneed
Maya Squire
Grace Stump
Luke Swanson
Nicole Talkington
Matthew Tengtrakool
Lillian Tougas
Kayla Watson
Sophie Welter
Hope Weng
Amelia Wilbur
Jackson Wilde
Kailin Zhang
Angelica Zhou

Share your excitement, a teaser of your footage, etc. with us using #GoProChallenge & #GoPro on our social media profiles.

The Congressional Award and GoPro have partnered to give Congressional Award participants the unique opportunity to document their Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, or Expedition/Exploration activities.

This contest is intended to challenge young people like you to travel to new destinations, immerse themselves in unfamiliar environments, and capture untold stories.