(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today the start of the 2011 Take Action High School Video Contest, which gives Ohio high school students a chance to win scholarship prizes by submitting videos on Internet safety.
“This contest encourages Ohio high school students to make smarter decisions regarding Internet usage,” Attorney General DeWine said. “It gives students a chance to show their creative talents while at the same time sharing important messages about Internet safety.”
The contest officially begins on September 15, 2011, when Ohio high school students may submit a 60-second video on Internet safety. Entries may come from individuals or teams of two students.
In their videos, students must encourage their peers to be safe online using one of the following topics:
- Read the fine print.
- Free isn't always free.
- Too good to be true? It probably is.
- Research before you buy.
- Guard your personal information.
Videos must be submitted to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and postmarked by December 15, 2011. Winners will be announced in early 2012.
The top three winning individuals or teams will receive college scholarships of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively. The winners also will have an opportunity to be featured on the Attorney General’s website.
For more information and official rules and eligibility requirements, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/TakeActionContest.
Last year’s winner, “Too good to be true? It probably is” is available at the Ohio Attorney General’s website.
Lisa Hackley: 614-466-3840
Mark Moretti: 614-466-3840