Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Announces Winners of Public Service Announcement Contest

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January 6, 2011 Marietta, GA – The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce in conjunction with Cobb County School’s Prevention Intervention Center sponsored a Youth Voice and Vision Public Service Announcement contest for students in grades 6 through 12, representing school/community youth groups based in Cobb County. The 31 video entries submitted were 30, 60 or 90 seconds long and provided messages addressing the problem with adults providing alcohol to minors. The contest was kicked off at the start of Red Ribbon Week in October. The public was invited to begin viewing and voting for their favorite youth video entries online at www.schooltube.com/user/sources.

The entries are in the Favorites section (click view all). The video entry with the most total views by Friday, December 10th received the viewer’s choice award. A panel of judges critiqued all contest entries for originality, creativity, communication of message, and overall appeal. The top 3 finalists and viewer’s choice will receive cash prizes early in the New Year; $300 for 1st prize, $200 for 2nd prize, $100 for 3 rd prize and $300 for viewer’s choice. Funding provided by the Cobb County Commission on Children and Youth. Winning videos will be posted on various websites and air on local broadcast TV channels, Cobb Government TV23 and CobbEd TV24.

Viewer’s choice award for the most views: Wheeler High School –Anirudh Udutha – PSA: Don’t Give Alcohol to Minors

Judged Winners: Harrison High School

1 st Place – Merrick Laughridge, Catherine Everett, Chandler McLeod – PSA: Harrison 01

2 nd Place – Lauren Stott, Hannah Smit – PSA: Harrison 05

3 rd Place – Chase Waldroup, Evan Portwood, Alex Robbins – PSA: Harrison16

About the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce - Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is an alliance of individuals and organizations which mobilizes and challenges Cobb County adults to reduce underage drinking and youth binge drinking, by advancing strategic enforcement, policy and education goals. To learn more, visit www.cobbat.org or call 770-861-5758.

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Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Announces Winners of Public Service Announcement Contest

January 6, 2011 Marietta, GA – The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce in conjunction with Cobb County School’s Prevention Intervention Center sponsored a Youth Voice and Vision Public Service Announcement contest for students in grades 6 through 12, representing school/community youth groups based in Cobb County. The 31 video entries submitted were 30, 60 or 90 seconds long and provided messages addressing the problem with adults providing alcohol to minors. The contest was kicked off at the start of Red Ribbon Week in October. The public was invited to begin viewing and voting for their favorite youth video entries online at www.schooltube.com/user/sources .

The entries are in the Favorites section (click view all). The video entry with the most total views by Friday, December 10 th received the viewer’s choice award. A panel of judges critiqued all contest entries for originality, creativity, communication of message, and overall appeal. The top 3 finalists and viewer’s choice will receive cash prizes early in the New Year; $300 for 1 st prize, $200 for 2 nd prize, $100 for 3 rd prize and $300 for viewer’s choice. Funding provided by the Cobb County Commission on Children and Youth. Winning videos will be posted on various websites and air on local broadcast TV channels, Cobb Government TV23 and CobbEd TV24.

Viewer’s choice award for the most views: Wheeler High School –Anirudh Udutha – PSA: Don’t Give Alcohol to Minors

Judged Winners: Harrison High School

1 st Place – Merrick Laughridge, Catherine Everett, Chandler McLeod – PSA: Harrison 01

2 nd Place – Lauren Stott, Hannah Smit – PSA: Harrison 05

3 rd Place – Chase Waldroup, Evan Portwood, Alex Robbins – PSA: Harrison16

About the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce - Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is an alliance of individuals and organizations which mobilizes and challenges Cobb County adults to reduce underage drinking and youth binge drinking, by advancing strategic enforcement, policy and education goals. To learn more, visit www.cobbat.org or call 770-861-5758.

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