PSA Contest to Increase Awareness of At-Risk Drinking on College Campuses
Posted Mar 03 2011 10:00am
by Lisa Frederiksen
Screening for Mental Health® (SMH) is a non-profit organization that provides screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide intervention, alcohol use disorders, and eating disorders, founded in 1991.
SMH has started a new, anonymous, online alcohol use screening tool called, “ How Do You Score? ,” in order to raise awareness on college campuses and among college students about at-risk drinking. It will be used as part of SMH’s National Alcohol Screening Day® , April 7, 2011.
To that end, SMH is sponsoring a Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest [deadline March 24, 2011] to promote this new screening tool, open to individuals 18 and older. I’ve copied and pasted the contest announcement below:
“Screening for Mental Health is looking for talented individuals to create an original public service announcement to increase awareness about at-risk drinking on college campuses.
National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is an education and screening event designed to raise awareness about alcohol problems; help individuals evaluate their alcohol use; and provide referrals to local treatment and support resources for those who need further evaluation.
What we’re looking for:
A 30 second video public service announcement (PSA) addressing the risks of alcohol use while educating about alcohol use disorders.
A message that raises awareness and encourages students to take a free, anonymous screening at www.HowDoYouScore.org .
Original content, music and creativity.
Rules for Submission
- PSA contest entries can be submitted between February 17, 2011 and March 24, 2011. - The PSA Contest is open to legal residents of the United States, who are 18 years old or older.
- Participants must have consent forms signed by all video participants (i.e., producers, editors, writers, actors, etc.).
- Submissions are open to individuals or groups
- Participants must secure written consent to use any music that is not original or in the public domain (entries will be disqualified without proper consent).
- Video submissions must include the following language at the end of the PSA: Take an anonymous alcohol screening at www.HowDoYouScore.org. ”
Click here to find Creative Guidelines, FAQs, Rules for Submission and enter this contest.