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Walpole Coalition For Alcohol & Drug Awareness Video Contest Deadline One Week Away

Videos must be uploaded to the Coalition's YouTube and Facebook pages by Monday, Jan. 14.

The Walpole Coalition For Alcohol & Drug Awareness is sponsoring a video production competition to help kids learn about the risks of using drugs and alcohol. Through the creation of videos they will learn about substance abuse in a fun environment, with friends, and have a chance at winning a cash prize. There are three contests, one for high school one for middle school, and one for fifth grade students. First prize is $250, second prize is $100, and third prize is $50.

The contest is simple. Any Walpole resident in grades 5 through 12 at any school (in or out of Walpole) can create a video that sends a message about the impact of using drugs and alcohol. The artists can tell a story, be funny, be dramatic, or anything they feel will send a message to other students about the negative effects of substance abuse. Pictures, music, and special effects can be used and the coalition logo should be used. The video is about content and creativity, not the quality of video due to equipment. If no equipment is available to them it can be provided.

Deadline for the video is January 14. Once the video is completed, it must be uploaded to the Walpole Coalition YouTube account and the link posted to the Walpole Coalition Facebook page. If anyone does not have the ability to upload to YouTube or post to Facebook we will do it for them.

Once the videos are posted the voting begins. The winning video is determined by a combination of votes, creativity, and content. This is a community project – anyone can vote on the You Tube channel or Facebook page. Tell your friends, family, priest, coworkers and gas attendant. The Video Challenge Committee will makes it’s decision and the final winners will be posted on www.drugfreewalpole.com on February 3.

This information and more can be found at www.drugfreewalpole.com. The site includes tips, links, resources, and guidelines.

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