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Attorney General DeWine Launches 2012 High School Video Scholarship Contest


(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the start of the 2012 Take Action High School Video Contest, which gives Ohio high school students a chance to win college scholarships.

"Consumer scams continue to plague Ohioans of all ages," Attorney General DeWine said. "This contest gives high school students a chance to educate Ohioans and their peers about scams while demonstrating their creativity and talent."

The contest officially begins on Sept. 17, 2012, when Ohio high school students may submit a 60-second video on the importance of being aware of and avoiding various consumer scams. Entries may come from individuals or teams of two students. Videos must be submitted by Dec. 14, 2012, and the winners will be announced in early 2013.

In their videos, students must encourage their peers to be savvy consumers and avoid scams using one of the following topics:

  • Ways to avoid a scam
  • Prizes/sweepstakes scams
  • Online marketplace scams
  • Grandparent scams
  • Scholarship/grant scams

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, official rules and eligibility requirements, or to submit a video, visit

Last year's winner, "The 3Rs of Internet Fraud," is available at the Ohio Attorney General's website.

Media Contacts:

Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
Mark Moretti: 614-466-3840

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