Students: take Stop Bullying Video Challenge

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called on America’s youth to take the Stop Bullying Video Challenge.

The Health Resources and Service Administration and the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention encourage youth to submit original public service announcements—videos 30 to 60 seconds in length—that showcase ways they are taking action against bullying and promoting a culture of kindness and respect in their communities.

As U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently said, “Bullying is a serious national challenge requiring a true national response.” As an important part of that response, the HRSA is seeking informative and entertaining videos that send a positive message to youth about the importance of being “more than a bystander” to bullying in their schools and communities.

Full details about the contest, including submission guidelines and rules for eligibility are available at stopbullying.challenge.gov. The deadline for submission is October 14, 2012, at 11 p.m. EST. Youth between 13 and 18 years old are eligible to participate. Those under 18 years of age must have permission from a parent or guardian.

The contest winner will receive a grand prize of $2,000, and the two runner-ups will each earn $500.

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