A Video Contest for High School and College Students
TAKE A STAND: Prevent Dating Violence
Teens and young adults are at the highest risk for all forms of dating violence, including verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. You also have the power to influence your peers’ attitudes and behaviors. Take a stand! The contest is open to any individual or group of high school or college students (up to age 22) who lives or goes to school in southwest PA.
- Think of creative ideas to express one or more of the themes below. Use the resources listed to help you.
- Use the NO MORE logo or symbol somewhere in the video (download HERE).
- Create a 30 second video, publish it to YouTube and, beginning in January 2017, you may submit your entry by filling out the form on this page by 11:59 p.m. on February 5, 2017.
Use one or more of these prevention themes:
- Show how someone can take action to prevent dating violence. Check out these bystander intervention scenarios from NO MORE to help guide you.
- The first step in preventing violence is recognizing it in all of its forms. Show an example of non-physical abusive behavior and/or a warning sign such as keeping tabs on a partner via social media, putting a partner down and controlling what they do and who they see. Refer to the resources below for ideas.
- Demonstrate what a healthy, mutually respectful relationship might look like. Refer to the resources below for ideas.
- NO MORE Campaign
“Know the Facts” guide (http://nomore.org/how-to-help/resources/)Check out this page for some basic facts and stats on domestic and sexual violence
Bystander Intervention Scenarios (http://nomore.org/how-to-help/bystander-scenarios/)
Once you recognize the warning signs that a situation might be harmful and/or abusive, you can then use this guide from the NO MORE Campaign to identify how to respond in a way that feels comfortable and appropriate.
- Love is Respect: Empowering Youth to End Dating Abuse (http://www.loveisrespect.org/)
Offers articles, quiz and answers to teens’ questions about recognizing and dealing with violence or abuse.
- That’s Not Cool: Decreasing Teen Dating Violence Online (https://thatsnotcool.com/)
That’s Not Cool is dedicated to decreasing teen dating violence due to technology, and is increasing awareness for healthy teen relationships online.
- Break the Cycle: Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence (https://www.breakthecycle.org/)
Break the Cycle is the national voice in healthy relationship education & teen dating abuse prevention.
- Creative Commons (https://search.creativecommons.org/)
Use this search engine to find usable images and graphics for your video.
- Splice Video Editor by GoPro (https://spliceapp.com/)
This free app, available on iOS, makes it easy to create professional-looking videos on your iPhone or iPad. It’s like having a desktop editor, optimized for your mobile device.
- AndroVid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androvid)
This free Android app makes it easy to edit videos from your mobile device.
- Any individual or group of high school or college students (up to age 22) who lives or goes to school in southwest PA (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington or Westmoreland Counties) can submit a video or videos. (Submit as many as you like!)
- It’s fine to consult with an adult, but the planning, filming, and editing work must be done by the students.
- Music, images, and video clips integrated into the video must be legally licensed either by obtaining the copyright holder’s permission, using materials licensed through Creative Commons licensing, or using entirely original content created by the student(s) submitting the project.
- If you are under 18, you need permission from a parent or guardian to enter the contest.
- We reserve the right to disqualify any entry based on content and/or violation of the rules.
- Videos will be posted on SouthwestPaSaysNoMore.org and on social media, and may appear on other mainstream or digital media.
- All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on February 5, 2017.
- First and Second prizes will be selected by a panel of judges. A “People’s Choice” winner will be selected by popular vote via social media.
- Winners will be announced on February 21, 2017.
Submit Your Entry
Submit your contest entry for review with the form below.