The Hawai‘i Medical Service Association, in conjunction with the Hawaii Department of Education, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Hawaii Meth Project, and the Domestic Violence Action Center, announced the launch of the 2013 HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest. The video contest challenges local middle and high school students to create public service announcements focusing on important teen health issues.
Students should submit videos in one of the following categories: addiction prevention, healthy living, mental health, or teen safety.
Middle and high school students must submit fully produced 27-second PSAs.
The contest is open to middle and high school students statewide in Hawaii from public and private schools. Elementary school entries will not be accepted.
Judges will select winners based on content, impact/effectiveness, creativity, and videography. Winning videos will be broadcast on local television stations.
A prize for most votes also wins a prize.
Winners will receive funds for their school to purchase video equipment or software. The prizes in each category are: first place receives $1,000, second place receives $500, and third place receives $250. The Best of Show will receive an additional $1,000. The Hawaii Meth Project, MADD, and the Domestic Violence Action Center will award special prizes for the top video on the risks of meth use, underage drinking, and dating or family violence, respectively. There will also be a $500 award for the best middle school submission.
The public can also vote for their favorite video at hmsa.com from 8 a.m. on April 1 through 4 p.m. on April 12. The video with the most votes will win a Voters’ Choice award worth $500.