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Teen Public Service Announcement Video Contest
January 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 17, 2017 @ 11:55 pm
The DVC of SCV presents our first annual Teen Public Service Announcement video contest in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The contest asks participants to create a 60-second film to engage viewers, and educate or bring awareness to violence in teen relationships. Some suggestions for what the PSA should include are: gender roles, media literacy, teen dating violence, healthy friendships and relationships, boundaries, consent, anger, and how to help a friend.
Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in early relationships and promote prevention programs. Dating violence is very common, as 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by their intimate partner before they become adults.
Our Youth Prevention Specialist, Alexandra Garcia, notes: “We really want our youth to be involved in spreading the message of teen dating violence, because the truth is it is happening everywhere and has no barriers to who it affects. We want to bring awareness to parents and community members that our teens are dating and we want to educate our youth and help prevent them from experience dating violence.”
Contest rules for the Teen Public Service Announcement Video Contest are as follows:
- No profanity permitted. Judges reserve the exclusive discretion to reject or disqualify submissions with malicious or inappropriate language.
- Only one submission per individual or group will be accepted.
- Must be a teen student.
- Videos must be in Youtube URL form.
- Videos submission date is February 17, 2017.
- Video must be a minimum of 60 seconds long.
- Groups can be a maximum of five people.
Contest Prize: One $500 scholarship cash prize awarded to two winners of the contest
Submission: Please email Alexandra at firstname.lastname@example.org with a direct YouTube link to your announcement.
Video entry screening is on February 24, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Savia Center located at 23780 Newhall Ave.