My Preparedness Story Video Challenge

Enter By March 28 for your chance to win $2,000

Preparing for disasters and emergencies is hard work – and many students are up to the challenge.  Show us how you help your family, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day. Enter the My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient Video Challenge. You can also find

Who can enter?
Anyone between the ages 14 and 23. You can create a video on your own or do it as a team. Your choice. 

How do I enter? 
Submit a short video – up to 60 seconds long – telling us how you prepare your family, friends and community for a disaster. Entries are due on March 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. EST. Your video will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges and we’ll post the top entries online so that other people can vote on them. Check out the challenge website to learn all about the guidelines.

How can I make my video stand out? 
Here’s what our judges are looking for:

  • Does this video effectively communicate how you are helping your family, friends and community stay healthy during disasters and every day? Does it motivate other young people to be more prepared? (40% of total score)
  • How creatively does the video answer the challenge question? (30% of total score)
  • Does the video effectively use lighting, sound, and editing to tell the story? Is the dialogue clear and easy to understand? If you are using visual effects, do they contribute to the message or detract from it? (20% of total score)
  • How did people vote on your video during online voting? (10% of total score)

What can I win? 
Our grand prize winner will get a cash prize of $2,000. Our second place winner will receive $1,000 and our third place winner will get $500.

How does this help? 
We’ve seen so many students doing amazing work to help their communities prepare for disasters – and we want more of you to pitch in and help out. Your video could help inspire other students to help their communities prepare for disasters and emergencies.

How do I get started?
To check out all the rules and regulations, check out the My Preparedness Story website today!

Category: Blog · Tags:

Comments are closed.

Volunteer Connection

Volunteer Connection