BE A FORCE FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH – YOUTH VIDEO CONTEST
The Nevada Children’s Behavioral Health Consortium (NCBHC) is hosting a youth video contest to promote Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: May 4, 2017. The purpose of this contest to encourage the youth throughout Nevada to express their creativity as a way to help raise awareness about mental health.
Winners will be announced in April, 2017. A cash prize will be awarded to each regional winner and additional prizes may be awarded! One overall winner for the state will also receive a special surprise award!!
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 BY 11:59pm (PST)
HOW TO SUBMIT: Eligible participants may CLICK HERE to submit their video and provide the following information:
• Full names of everyone on the submitting team.
• Name and contact information of the Lead Producer.
• Complete link to the unlisted YouTube video.
• Signed release forms uploaded as attachments.
To enter the contest you must agree to these official rules. Video submissions that do not abide by these rules will be disqualified. CLICK HERE for complete contest rules.
Contest Eligibility: This is a youth video contest; only videos produced by individuals aged 18 and younger are eligible. Contestants may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals, but each video must have a “lead producer” who is the main point of contact.
Contest Theme: This year’s theme is “Be a FORCE for Children’s Mental Health.” All videos must focus on and promote positive mental health. This may include any of the following:
• Mental health awareness.
• Addressing/reducing stigma around mental health.
• Preventing mental illness.
• Stopping bullying.
• Encourage behavior changes that ends stigma, provides support, and advocates for equal care.
Time Limit: Videos must be NO LONGER that 180 seconds (3 minutes) in length. This includes any opening and end credits.
Submission Format: Entries are limited to the following file types: MOV, MPEG4, AVI, WMV. All videos must be uploaded as an unlisted video to YouTube. NCBHC may request winning videos to be provided in other formats.
Submission Language: Videos must be submitted in English or with English subtitles. Contestants may submit videos in other languages, but they must contain English subtitles so that your message can be understood by everyone.
Release Forms: A parent of every person on the submitting team has to sign a Video Contest Consent & Release Form. In addition, all individuals who appear (visually or voice) in the film need to sign the Image and Voice Release Form. These must be scanned and uploaded during the submission process.
Prizes: Regional winners will be chosen from Clark County, Washoe County, and Rural Nevada. Prizes will include cash/gift cards, and a public viewing of the winning videos. One overall winner for the state will be chosen, who will receive a special surprise award! Winners may also be eligible for additional prizes.
FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS CONTEST OR FOR ASSISTANCE WITH SUBMITTING YOUR VIDEO, PLEASE CONTACT: M. Amaris Knight, 702-895-1040 or M.Amaris.Knight@unlv.edu.