A classroom of Tauranga students have won a top award at a national competition for budding film-makers.
Students from Room 14 at Otumoetai Intermediate School won the Office Products Depot Primary/Intermediate School Performance Award.
The students entered a four-minute film about the effect palm kernel use in chocolate is having on the environment and society.
The group's film won one of 20 awards at the sixth annual Outlook for Someday film challenge.
The students travelled to Auckland on Wednesday night, where they received the award at a special ceremony.
The competition generated more than 190 entries, which involved about 700 people aged 7-24.
The 20 winning films can be watched on the Outlook for Someday website, where viewers have until December 18 to vote for their audience favourite.
To vote or view Otumoetai Intermediate School's film, visit www.theoutlookforsomeday.net/films/2012/117/