Video Contest - You could win $500!
and a trip to Washington DC!
Help spread the word about poisoning prevention by creating a video.
Thank you for your interest in the National Poison Prevention Week Video Contest.
The deadline for submissions to this year's contest was January 21, 2020.
You can still support this year's contest with your votes! Please click below to view the gallery and cast your vote for your favorite video.
National Poison Prevention Week Video Contest Guidelines:
Who can enter?
The contest is open to all K through 12th graders in the United States.
Videos can be created by individuals or groups
- Groups must designate a lead producer/director to submit their video on the group's behalf
- The lead producer will receive contest communications for the group
- All participants must complete a Consent and Media Release Form. For those participants under the age of 18, this form must be completed by a parent or guardian.
What is the goal of the video contest?
The goal of the contest is to educate the public about the dangers of poisons.
What are the technical requirements?
· Official entry form found below must be completed
· Student(s) must name their video file with their name (or group name), grade level, and school/organization (ex: Joe_video_GR4_HopeSchool or Joe_video_GR4_GirlScoutTroop90622)
· Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes
· Acceptable video formats include: MP4, MOV, AV1, 3GP, WEBM, MKV, MPG, FLV, WMV, M4V
What are the video content requirements?
· All videos must include and promote the Poison Help Hotline:
· All videos must include and promote the Poison Help logo which can be found here: http://bit.ly/PoisonHelpLogo
· Videos cannot contain copyrighted content unless permission is granted by the copyright owner.
· Winners will be selected in each of the three age groups:
- Grades K - 5
- Grades 6 - 8
- Grades 9 - 12
If your group consists of members in more than one age group, please submit in the group that corresponds with the oldest member of your group.
· Possible formats - rap/song, re-enactment/skit, public service announcement/commercial, etc.
· Videos should aim to illustrate that while medicines and household chemicals are packaged to protect people from accessing potentially harmful contents, we cannot depend on packaging alone to keep everyone safe. Some potential topics that you could focus on include:
- Keep potentially dangerous products in the original packaging
- Store medicines and household products where children cannot see or reach them. Locked cupboards are preferred.
- Read the label. Follow the directions on medicines and products
- Save the number in your phone. If you think someone has been poisoned, call your poison center (or call poison control) right away – 1-800-222-1222.
- Almost anything can be poisonous if used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount, by the wrong person.
- It could happen to you. Share a story of a dangerous encounter and how the Poison Help Hotline benefited those involved.
- Child resistant does not mean child proof.
How will videos be judged?
· Videos will be judged by a panel of experts from the National Poison Prevention Week Council
· Videos will receive points for the following:
- Inclusion of the Poison Help Hotline phone number
- Inclusion of the Poison Help logo
- Focus on preventing poisoning from household chemicals, cleaning products, pesticides, crafting supplies, personal care products, automotive products, and medicines (over-the-counter and prescription)
- Online voting
What is the entry deadline?
· The deadline to enter is 11:59 pm on January 21, 2020.
What is the voting deadline?
· The voting closes 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
How many videos will win?
· One video will be selected as the overall Grand Prize Winner
· One winner will be selected from each age category as a 1st Place Winner. Grade level categories include:
- Grades K - 5
- Grades 6 - 8
- Grades 9 - 12
One video that receives the most online votes will receive the People’s Choice Award
· All entries will be included in the contest video gallery where the public can view and vote for their favorite videos. One vote per email address per day. The gallery can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/NPPW2020Gallery
· ALL entries will receive recognition
What are the prizes?
· The Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000 – ($500 to the student(s) producer(s) and $500 to the sponsoring organization or school as indicated on the entry form. If the winning video is produced by a group of students, the group will share the cash prize.
· Additionally, the Grand Prize winning student(s) will receive a trip to Washington, DC during Poison Prevention Week—March 15 – 21, 2020 for up to two student producers and one chaperone (parent/guardian/teacher). The trip package will include up to two hotel rooms for one night (March 19, 2020), three plane tickets, an evening reception, and a press event.
· The 1st place winners from each age group will each receive $100. If the winning video is produced by a group of students, the group will share the cash prize.
· The People’s Choice Award winner will receive a $100 prize. If the winning video is produced by a group of students, the group will share the cash prize.
How will winners be notified?
· Winners will be selected by January 31, 2020 and notified shortly thereafter via email.
Do I need my parents’ permission?
The winning videos will be viewable on the National Poison Prevention Week contest website and Facebook page. For students entering the contest who are under the age of 18 years old, parental consent must be granted by completing the Consent and Media Release Form found at: http://bit.ly/NPPW2020Consent. By clicking the “I accept” box on the entry form, parents or legal guardians agree to allow the National Poison Prevention Week Council to use their child’s video publicly to promote National Poison Prevention Week. These images may be used in print publications, online publications, presentations, websites, and social media. Additionally, no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable by reason of such use.
If you have questions please call National Poison Prevention Week Council Chair at 419-534-4700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org