The HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest gives students, working individually or in teams,
the opportunity to create and produce their own public service announcement on health
issues. The contest is open to middle and high school students statewide from public
and private schools. Elementary school entries will not be accepted.
Entrance and Submission Guidelines
- For individual entries, students must complete and sign a separate Entry Form, consisting
of three pages, for each video entered.
- For team entries, the designated team leader must complete the designated sections on
page 1 of the Entry Form; a copy of pages 2 and 3 must be completed and signed
by each member of the team.
- Teams may include students from different schools, but each team must select one
team captain, one sponsoring school, and one sponsoring teacher. Any prizes awarded
will be given to the sponsoring school.
Video Format Specification Requirements
||720 X 480
|| Submit in one of the following media formats:
- High resolution MOV file (preferred)
- High resolution AVI file
- All video entries must be “slated” with the category, title, and school
- No credits.
- All entries must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013. No late
entries will be accepted.
- Entries should be mailed or delivered to one of the following addresses. Please refer to
the attached map
for directions or call (808) 203-5542 on Oahu.
HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest
Hawaii Department of Education
Attn: Katherine Sakuda
475 22nd Ave., Room 119
Honolulu, HI 96816
Attn: Tai Leong
818 Keeaumoku St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
- A panel of judges will select the finalists and winners.
- Awards will be given for the following videos:
- Best Addiction Prevention.
- Best Healthy Living.
- Best Mental Health.
- Best Teen Safety.
- Best of Show.
- Best Middle School Entry.
- Voters’ Choice.
- Videos will be judged as follows:
- Content (25 percent of score): Is the message clear? Is information
accurate and pertinent? If any third-party content is incorporated in the video,
have appropriate releases or licenses been secured?
- Effectiveness/Impact (25 percent of score): Does the video appeal
to youth? Does it make an impact on viewers?
- Creativity (25 percent of score): Is the video the original work
of students that has not previously been broadcast on television? Is it creative?
- Videography (25 percent of score): Does the video contain high-quality
images and sound?
- Finalists will be chosen in each of the four categories. All finalists will be
notified in April 2013.
- There will also be a Voters’ Choice award. The public will have the opportunity
to vote online at hmsa.com for their favorite video from April 1 at 8 a.m.
to April 12 at 4 p.m. The winning team will receive a $500 prize for their
For additional information, please call HMSA at (808) 952-7989 on Oahu.