teen dating violence video contest
One in three teenagers in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner. These are our classmates, friends, and family. So, what can we do?
Help prevent teen dating violence in your school and your community by developing a public service announcement about teen dating violence!
This is your opportunity to be creative and informative about an important issue in our community.
Who is eligible to participate?
Any high school student from Union, Snyder, or Northumberland County can form a team with classmates and participate.
School districts include Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, Midd-West, Selinsgrove, Line Mountain, Milton, Mount Carmel, Shikellamy, Shamokin, and Warrior Run. Students in private schools in our three counties are also eligible to participate.
What does a PSA look like?
For your reference on what a PSA looks like, check out the video below. Remember, be creative, informative, and accurate when creating your PSA.
What do I do?
Form a team of no more than four students in your school. Create a 30-60 second public service announcement about teen dating violence. Submit it to Transitions by uploading it to YouTube and sending us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For guidelines on the video, click here.
Download the consent form here and have every member of the team (and their parent/guardian if under age 18) complete one.
Submit consent forms to email@example.com or fax to 570-524-9367. You may also mail the form to P.O. Box 170 Lewisburg, PA 17837. Consent forms must be received by 12:00 pm February 15th to be considered.
What are the deadlines? How are winners chosen?
Links to your YouTube uploaded video must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 pm on February 25, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Transitions will select the five finalist videos. These five videos will be selected based on creativity, originality, accuracy of information, and adherence to guidelines. These videos will then be placed on Transitions’ Facebook page. The winner will be determined by the amount of “likes” the video receives. One video will be declared the grand prize followed by one second and one third place winner.
The five finalists will be announced February 28, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. Voting will close at noon on March 5, 2019. Winners will be announced on March 7, 2019 by phone, text, (Msg & Data rates may apply) and/or social media. The school will also be notified.
An event at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg will be held on a date to be determined to view the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner and award the prize money to the team members. Family and friends of the teams are invited to attend.
What do we get if my team wins?
The team with the first place video will receive $500. The first place video will also be posted on Transitions' homepage.
The team with the second place video will receive $250.
The team with the third place video will receive $100.
All videos that are submitted for this contest will be made available for viewing on Transitions YouTube Channel. However, voting will only be for the finalists listed on our Facebook page.