The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the three students who were selected as the winners of the 2019 AASM “Sleep Works for You” High School Video Contest, which focused on motivating teens to prioritize the importance of sleep in their lives.

More than 50 videos were submitted from students across the U.S. Each entry was evaluated for its originality and video quality, as well as the appropriateness, relevance, and accuracy of its message.

The AASM selected the first-place and second-place winners. Five other contenders competed for the “People’s Choice” award, which was determined by online voting. Each prize is split evenly between the winning student and his or her school.

First Place ($1,000)

Jenny Lam, 10th grade
Matthew Trask, teacher
Piedmont Hills High School
San Jose, California

Second Place ($500)

Yoosung Jung, 9th grade
Mark Switzer, teacher
El Dorado High School
Placentia, California

People’s Choice ($250)

Chinmayee Lalgondar, 10th grade
Amy Mahan, teacher
Stephenville High School
Stephenville, Texas

The annual contest is open to high school students (grades 9-12) in the U.S. who have parent/guardian permission and a sponsoring teacher from their school.