About the Challenge
Bullying can affect everyone- those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. The Federal Partners for Bullying Prevention is a workgroup comprised of 9 departments, with 34 offices within those 9 departments. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Federal Partners are launching this video challenge to help prevent and end bullying in schools and communities across the nation.
This challenge invites youth ages 13-18 to create a 30 to 60 second video that will inform and motivate youth to prevent bullying, and that promotes an environment where kindness and respect for others matters. Make your video creative, informative, smart, and entertaining! The focus should be on how youth can be more than a bystander, rather than a video that solely explains why bullying is wrong. Review the judging criteria for this challenge to learn how the winning videos will be selected.
The goal of the contest is to create an impact through accepting videos that demonstrate:
- Peer-to-peer communication
- Positive messaging, and
- Promotion of the www.stopbullying.gov website.
RULES UPDATE: 9/11/12- The Challenge sponsors have decided to reverse the original rule that children of Federal employees and contractors are ineligible to win. Effective today, all children of Federal employees and contractors (including dependents of military service members) are eligible to win this Challenge.
Research and Policy Coordinator, Bullying Prevention Initiatives / Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education
Director, Injury & Violence Prevention Programs / HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services
Juvenile Justice Specialist / Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice
- Message and appropriateness to theme (50%)
-The message conveys steps for taking action to prevent bullying.
-Involves kids talking to kids.
-Communicates a positive message.
-Information is supported by www.stopbullying.gov, and includes that website URL for 3 seconds at the end of the video.
- Creativity & Originality (30%)
-Video concept and approach is unique.
-Entrant employs innovative methods to convey the message.
-Audio and visual enhance, rather than distract from, the underlining message.
- Audience Appeal/Quality (20%)
-Audio quality: any dialogue can be easily understood, music and/or sound effects are of adequate fidelity.
-Visual quality: video production appears professional, any visual effects contribute rather than distract from message.
How to Enter
- Create a free account on stopbullying.challenge.gov or log in with an existing ChallengePost account.
- On stopbullying.challenge.gov, click “Accept this challenge” to register in this contest. This registration will be confirmed via email.
- As a registered Contestant, you will then be able to enter the Challenge by submitting an application that conforms to the Rules listed on stopbullying.challenge.gov.
- Create a video that is between 30-60 seconds long.
- Submit the entry during the submission period, which begins on August 7, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EST, and ends on October 14 at 11:00 p.m. EST by filling out the submission form on stopbullying.challenge.gov.
- All submissions must include a link to the video on Youtube.com, which should be marked as "private" and viewable only to the YouTube account: "StopBullyingGov". [To do that, go to your video manager, select the video you want to show to us, click the arrow next to edit and select "info and settings." In the basic info you will see "privacy settings" -- that should be set to private. Underneath that, please type in the box that says "enter an email address or YouTube username," StopBullyingGov.] UPDATE as of 10/10/2012: Due to issues with sharing videos with the StopBullyingGov account from Google Plus accounts, videos marked as "unlisted: only those with the link" may be submitted.