Kids witness bullying every day. Tell us how you can be more than a bystander and help kids who are involved in bullying.
Bullying can affect everyone- those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. The Federal Partners for Bullying Prevention is a workgroup comprised of 9 departments, with 34 offices within those 9 departments. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Federal Partners are launching this video challenge to help prevent and end bullying in schools and communities across the nation.
30 to 60 second video
Middle and high school youth aged 13-18 can create a 30-60 second video and follow the steps below to enter. Youth aged 13-17 will need an adult aged 18 or older to submit the video on their behalf.
• Create a free account on stopbullying.challenge.gov or log in with an existing ChallengePost account.
• On stopbullying.challenge.gov, click “Accept this challenge” to register in this contest. This registration will be confirmed via email.
• As a registered Contestant, you will then be able to enter the Challenge by submitting an application that conforms to the Rules listed on stopbullying.challenge.gov.
• Create a video that is between 30-60 seconds long.
• Submit the entry during the submission period, which begins on August 7, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EST, and ends on October 14 at 11:00 p.m. EST by filling out the submission form on stopbullying.challenge.gov.
• All submissions must include a link to the video on Youtube.com, which should be marked as “private” and viewable only to the YouTube account: “StopBullyingGov”.
13 – 18 years old.
Message and appropriateness to theme (50%)
-The message conveys steps for taking action to prevent bullying.
-Involves kids talking to kids.
-Communicates a positive message.
-Information is supported by www.stopbullying.gov, and includes that website URL for 3 seconds at the end of the video.
Creativity & Originality (30%)
-Video concept and approach is unique.
-Entrant employs innovative methods to convey the message.
-Audio and visual enhance, rather than distract from, the underlining message.
Audience Appeal/Quality (20%)
-Audio quality: any dialogue can be easily understood, music and/or sound effects are of adequate fidelity.
-Visual quality: video production appears professional, any visual effects contribute rather than distract from message.
The grand prize video will receive a $2,000 cash prize and will be featured on the www.stopbullying.gov website.
Honorable Mention (2)
Two videos will receive honorable mention, a $500 cash prize and will be featured on the www.stopbullying.gov website.