HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest
The HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest, now in its 10th year, is presented by the Hawaii
State Department of Education, Domestic Violence Action Center, the Hawaii Meth
Project, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii.
The contest is open to students from middle and high schools statewide. No elementary
school entries will be accepted. Students are to create an original 27-second public
service announcement and submit their videos in one of the following categories:
- Addiction Prevention
- Healthy Living
- Mental Health
- Teen Safety
Winners and their schools received:
- Cash to purchase video equipment or software:
- 1st place in each category – $1,000
- 2nd place in each category – $500
- 3rd place in each category – $250
- Best of Show – An additional $1,000
- Voters’ Choice – $500
- Recognition in aired television PSAs on local television stations for the first
place winners in each category.
The community had the opportunity to vote online for their favorite video at hmsa.com.
Last year, the videos got more than 35,000 views on YouTube.
The Teen Video Awards Contest gives students the opportunity to create health messages
that reach and impact their peers. In the process, students learn about the video
creation process, which includes script writing, video production, and copyright
and privacy laws.
If you have any questions, please call HMSA at (808) 952-7989 on Oahu.