a COVID-19 Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest focusing on the theme “Spread the word, Not the virus” is looking for submissions.
All New York State middle and high school students are eligible to enter. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize from AdkAction, and have their PSA showcased on television and at the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival on Friday, June 4th, 2021.
Each PSA should be 30-45 seconds in length, include the slogan “spread the word, not the virus,” contain logos as specified in the instructions, and address a wide range of audiences. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, January 15th, 2021 and participation is free.
Students will upload video submissions online through Launchpad, a digital film contest platform donated by Skills21 at EdAdvance, an educational nonprofit based in Connecticut. Submissions will be judged by teachers, nonprofit leaders, and health department staff and based on a scoring rubric. Judges will be looking for PSA’s that show considerable originality and inventiveness, with compelling messaging that evokes emotion.
Interested students are welcome to participate on their own or as part of an assignment. Teachers are welcome to reach out for more information. Complete contest guidelines, and instructions on how to enter can be found on AdkAction’s website.