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Submission Guidelines

The Buzz ContestFame and Fortune!

Develop a concept for a video on low-risk drinking and reap the rewards.

The BUZZ Contest is - Five winners will bank $500 in gift certificates to local merchants and their ideas will come to life in a spot produced for the Web and TV.

Submit your ideas by March 1, 2005. The contest is open to all students.

University Communications and Marketing (UCM) will produce the winning concepts as 30 second TV spots and will post them on the "Buzz" Web site. The winning students may work with UCM on the production of the videos as producers. Your fellow students will vote for their favorite, and a grand prize-winner will be chosen. All five PSAs will air on CatVision and on Television. The grand prize-winner will be submitted for a regional Emmy Award.

Guidelines

Submissions to the Buzz Video Contest can be made by individual students or student teams. All submissions must include:
  • An abstract of no more than 150 words describing your video concept (conveying the heart of your message).
  • ONE of the following:
    • A script of your concept, including:
      • List of characters
      • Scene/location description
      • Any text that will appear on screen
    • A storyboard of your concept, including:
      • List of characters
      • Scene/location description
      • Any text that will appear on screen
    • A video production of your concept
  • At least one negative consequence of high-risk alcohol use from one of the Buzz campaign posters (see posters at ohio.edu/buzz).
  • One message from one of the Buzz campaign posters (see posters at ohio.edu/buzz).
  • NO profanity or explicit behavior.
  • The following legal disclaimer:
    • "If you are under the age of 21, it is illegal to purchase and consume alcohol."
  • A list of all students involved in the production, including name, major and year in school.

DEADLINE for submissions is March 1, 2005

Deliver your submission to:

Kim Bahr
Department of Health Education and Wellness
Hudson Health Center, Room 233
Athens, OH 45701
Department of Heath Education and Wellness
Hudson Health Center, Room 233
Ohio University
Send Comments or Questions to
Terry Koons koons@ohio.edu or call 740-593-4742
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