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OhioMHAS accepting submissions for Youth PSA Contest

To educate, motivate and encourage youth-led prevention efforts throughout the state, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is hosting its third annual Youth-Led Prevention PSA Contest.

Entries will be judged on content, creativity, originality, and whether the PSA created awareness and addressed this year's theme: "Marijuana." PSAs should be 30 to 60 seconds long, and all content must be created by youth. Note: Any PSA longer than 60 seconds will be disqualified. The deadline to submit PSAs is April 5, 2014.

The PSAs will be uploaded to the OhioMHAS Facebook page where they will be voted on by the number of people who "like" the PSA. There will be two awards: "Critics Choice" and "Fan Favorite." The PSAs also will be reviewed by representatives from OhioMHAS, who will make the final determination of the winning PSA.

Winners of the PSA contest will be announced on June 3, 2014 at the Ohio Prevention and Education/Early Childhood Mental Health Conference, which will be held at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. 

For questions about the contest, contact OhioMHAS Prevention and Wellness Program Specialist Valerie Connolly at

OhioMHAS Youth-Led Prevention PSA Contest entry form


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