Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions
What is the PSA Video Contest? The contest is an opportunity for (6th-12th graders) middle thru high schools to demonstrate how students prevent alcohol and other drug misuses on their campuses and communities and inspire and challenge others to avoid alcohol and other drug misuses among students by shooting a 30-60 second video. Your entry will be showcased on social media
Who can Enter?
Middle and High school
(6th-12th graders) students territory-wide are eligible. Only one (1) Entry per student
What are the contest dates?
The contest begins on October 13, 2021 and closes on November 20, 2021 (referred to as the Entry Period throughout the rest of these rules). Entries must be submitted within the Entry Period to be eligible. Entries received outside of these dates will be disqualified.
How do I enter?
During the Entry Period, visit virginislandsredribbonweek2021.org
then click on the “Submission tab at the top. This will direct you the entry form. complete, and upload your video link.
Where do I upload my entry?
To submit your video, you need to upload it to your own YouTube, account first, and then provide a link to your video in the entry form on the submission tab. Note: Only one (1) entry per student is allowed, the entrant’s e-mail address must end in .edu. or local school identifier, no non-school email address will be accepted.
What is an eligible entry?
•The PSA Video must be between 30–60 seconds. Video’s that exceed 60 seconds will be disqualified.
•The PSA Video must focus on the underlying message behind Red Ribbon Week and the commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
•The Video must include the mandatory end frame “Produced the by US Virgin Islands Police Department’s Crime Prevention Bureau for Red Ribbon Week 2021”
Can I use a video Camera to shoot my PSA? The entry must be shot using a smart phone or tablet type device capable of recording video. NO motion Professional Motion picture capture equipment shall be used. Violation of the shooting rules will result in disqualification
How will winners be notified?
The winners are notified by the VIPD Prevention Unit via e-mail to the school on or around November 26, 2021. The winner will be required to submit the video file in a QuickTime/MOV, WMV, MPEG, or AVI format, as well as sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability, and Publicity Release. The winners also need to provide a brief description of how they intend to use their award
Can parents or guardians help? Sure, help from parents or guardians is encouraged to ensure you keep on the right track
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