11 May, 2009

Teens to Teens on Nonviolence

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Media Competition: Teens to Teens on Nonviolence

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and WPGC are pleased to announce the Teen Public Service Announcement (PSA) Competition: Teens to Teens on Nonviolence.

Young people between the ages of 14-20 are invited to show off their audio/video skills! If you are a poet, can rap, act, sing, or wrote spoken word, we want you! Send your best video, audio or printed advertisement designed to encourage other teens to have a safe, non-violent summer, using the “No Time for Crime” theme. Verse must include at least one of the following messages: anti-violence; anti-auto theft; crime prevention; teen safety; and/or anti-gang violence. School groups are encouraged to participate.

Winners will not be given money, but they will get studio time and a chance for their entry to be on TV, Radio or in the Newspaper. The ads will run throughout the 2009 Safe Summer Campaign.

The top 10 finalists will be invited to present their ideas at the Metropolitan Police Department’s Citywide Safe Summer Kickoff. Everyone is invited to attend the free kickoff event on May 30, 2009, 1-4 pm, at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 1401 7th Street, NW.

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 17, 2009. Contest entries should be submitted through the WPGC website (click on “CONTESTS”).

Contest Rules
Entrants must be a District of Columbia Resident (ID required)
Entrants must have parents’ or guardians’ permission
Entrants must be between the ages of 14 and 20
Video or audio entry must be 30 seconds or less
Typed ads must be 20 words or less (photo optional)
Use stock clip art and photos, rather than personal photos
No explicit language permitted
All submissions should be original in concept (no plagiarism)

Get More Information
For more information, email teen.contest@dc.gov or call (202) 462-6733.

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