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Show Up and Make it Count

Attention Students and Families!!! Would you like a chance to win a Mac Book Pro and other Cool Prizes?! Well here's your chance...please see below for details:

Today DPSCD will launch the “Show Up and Make It Count” Instagram Challenge. The challenge calls on all DPSCD students and families to face off by submitting a video the week of October 12 that represents their school. Although individuals are asked to submit content, the overall attendance rates for their school will be considered in the scoring, so students are tasked with encouraging their peers to attend school to support their chances of winning. Individual and school-wide prizes will also be awarded!   

Winning videos will also be reposted on District social media accounts.


Full contest rules and information can be found at .


To enter the contest, students will submit videos via online submission form and Instagram (submissions created on TikTok, Snapchat or other sites and reposted to Instagram are appropriate) by:

  1. Tagging @detroitk12
  2. Using the hashtag #DPSCDShowsUp, and
  3. Using the following link to finalize the submission: [LINK]


Entries must be submitted between Monday, October 12 and midnight on Sunday, October 18. Messages and content should focus on the importance of being in class every single day, memorable school moments and “school favorites”—favorite teacher, favorite class, favorite game/pep rally/event, etc. – the more creative the better! All submissions must be in alignment with the Student Code of Conduct.


To qualify, students must be marked present in each of their scheduled classes at least once between Wednesday, October 7 and Friday, October 16th. PowerSchool attendance data will be used for verification.


A panel of judges from the DPSCD marketing and communications team will weigh two factors to determine the top submissions: (1) quality of production and (2) overall message. Additional points will be added for a student’s attendance and school-wide attendance rates within the contest window.  Prizes will be awarded to: (1) the individual with the overall best video district-wide (as determined by voting—finalists will be determined by panel), (2) one student at each of the 25 schools with the highest attendance and at least one student participating in the contest (as determined by a raffle), (3) all students at the school with the best overall attendance and at least one student participating in the contest, and (4) all students at the school with the most improved attendance (from week of October 7-13 to week of October 14-20) and at least one student participating in the contest.



Willie Wood, Ed.S.


Detroit Public Schools Community District
Brewer Academy
18025 Brock St.
Detroit, Michigan 48205


O (313) 344-7865