The Richard Harris Law Firm is challenging Southern Nevada teens to compete in its annual video public service announcement (PSA) contest this spring. Now in its fifth year, this year’s contest focuses on the topic of helmet safety. Currently enrolled high school students (grades 9 to 12) in Clark County, Nevada, are encouraged to submit their self-made video PSA for consideration. The Richard Harris Law Firm encourages students to creatively express true stories and life experiences to illustrate the important issue of helmet safety. The videos must be 30 seconds in length, contain no vulgar or inappropriate content and should be all original images and background music.
Helmet Safety has been personally selected by Richard Harris as this year’s scholarship theme. Rick has seen first-hand the horrifying results of people who have lost their lives because they did not wear a helmet while engaging in recreational activities that would normally require helmets. “We would like to see every child, teen and adult wear a helmet while participating in activities like biking, skateboarding, rollerblading, skiing or snowboarding. My firm knows how to help accident victims, but we care more about preventing serious accidents,” says Richard Harris, Founder of the Richard Harris Law Firm.
How to Enter the Contest
To enter the PSA contest, students must upload their video to YouTube or Vimeo (with parent/guardian permission, if under the age of 18) and fill out the registration form on the Students with a Cause website studentswithacause.org. Entries must be received by May 4, 2014. Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the media and broadcast industry who will consider students’ creativity and ability to analyze the topic and produce a quality video. Winners will be announced on May 23, 2014.
First place winner will receive a $1500 scholarship plus a $500 donation will be made to the student’s high school. The second place winner will receive a $1000 scholarship. There is no charge for entry and participants may submit up to two video PSA’s.
More information about the 2014 Students with a Cause PSA Contest can be found at StudentsWithACause.org.