Three PSA Video Contests Open to Secondary Students
Deadlines are coming in February for three public service announcement (PSA) video contests open to Montgomery County students in Grades 6–12. Details are listed below.
Students are encouraged to create an original video PSA as part of the county’s anti-vaping campaign. Co-sponsored by MCPS and Healthy Montgomery, the county’s community health improvement program, the goal of the contest is to promote awareness of the dangers of vaping (the use of e-cigarettes or Juul). The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, Feb. 14.
Students can enter the contest on their own or as a group; however, students may only submit one entry. Cash prizes will be given to the first place, second place and third place entries. Find out more about entry rules and submission instructions on the Healthy Montgomery website.
The Keeping it SAFE Coalition: Under Twenty-One Alcohol Prevention Coalition is sponsoring a video contest to create a 30-second public service message addressing the risks and dangers of under 21 alcohol use.
The contest is open to teams of two or more students enrolled in Montgomery County middle and high schools. Cash prizes of $100 to $1,000 are up for grabs to the winning teams. Entries are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Visit this webpage for more information and official contest rules.
The 11th Annual RespectFEST video PSA contest challenges middle and high school students to create an original 60-second public service announcement video to promote awareness of dating abuse and domestic violence among teens. Students may enter on their own or as a group. The top three videos win cash prizes (first prize gets $1,000). The submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 28. More information can be found here.