Ethics Video Competition

Ethics in Action Video Competition

StudentCPT Video Competition

The Student Center for the Public Trust is focused on helping individuals identify and respond to ethical dilemmas in their careers. To support this goal, we’re challenging students to create videos that demonstrate the types of challenging ethical dilemmas people could face in their careers. The videos remain open-ended and can end with a thought-provoking question or solution they believe would be most appropriate. Throughout the year, CPT staff and volunteers will engage with the video submissions and college professors will also be able to use these videos to help teach students about ethical leadership.

All UCCS videos must be reviewed by Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business or Ethics Faculty Fellow before submitting to national competition. 


Video Submission Deadline:

National Ethics in Action Video Competition 2024 Dates: Submission acceptance period is October 2023 -March 29, 2024.


All UCCS Videos must be submitted for approval using this link:  Ethics Video Submission 

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024

Viewing: TBD


Viewer’s Choice Voting Period:

Viewer’s Choice winners will be determined by the number of votes each video receives.

Voting will be open in Spring 2024. 


Winners Announced:

Winners will be announced late in the spring semester. 

SCPT National Competition Information

All UCCS videos must be submitted to Tracy Gonzalez-Padron. Submission deadline March 15, 2024.

Video Submission Link

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Judging Criteria

Our panel of judges will review these videos and select winners based on the following criteria
  • Videos should use original content, not excerpts from existing shows, songs, movies, etc.

  • Video and audio should be easy to see and hear.

  • Video addresses an ethical dilemma that is relevant to young business professionals.

  • Videos should display complex ethical dilemmas that require viewers to use critical thinking skills to determine the best solutions. This is in contrast to videos that display ethical issues that have clear right or wrong solutions.

Sample Video Topics Include:

  1. Conflicts of Interest
  2. Legal, but Unethical Behavior/Decisions
  3. Misguided Loyalty
  4. Gender or Ethnic Group Inequality
  5. Professional Skepticism
  6. Competing Values
  7. Ethical Diversity
  8. Accountability
  9. Transparency

Congratulations to the 2020 Ethics in Action Commerical Winner!

UCCS MBA student Ashna Singh placed first in the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Student Center for the Public Trust’s (SCPT) Ethics in Action video competition.

Ashna won first place in the commercial category with the video, titled “Dilemma” and presents a hiring decision about diversity in the workplace.

Check out the announcement and the winning video here: