The times, they are a changin’. The embattled Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General is holding a YouTube video contest.
Ninth-graders from schools across the commonwealth submitted 31 short PSA-style vids on the perils of drug addiction. Five thirty-second creations were chosen as finalists and uploaded to the agency’s YouTube channel, where you can vote by giving your favorite a “thumbs up.”
Mind you, the crop of videos have that awkward A/V club aesthetic. But perhaps the most relevant aspect of this contest is that a government office is turning to digital platforms to reach high-schoolers in their natural environment: online.
“Part of the Office of Attorney General’s mission is to educate the public,” Attorney General Bruce Beemer said in a press release. “We are thankful that so many talented students showcased their creativity while helping us share this important message.”
The winners get a small cash prize but, most importantly, the winning school will get a pizza party.
Knowledge is power!
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