Friday, February 28, 2014 - 9:56am

Middle and High School Students Challenged to Enter Creative Commercials on Diet and Exercise

A video contest for middle and high school students has been announced by Public Health-Madison and Dane County, the Dane County Youth Commission and the Madison City Channel. 
The contest is supported by UW Health-American Family Children’s Hospital and the Madison Media Institute.
Middle and High School students are being offered an opportunity to focus their creativity on the creation of either 30 or 60 second TV public service commercials dealing with either healthy eating or keeping physically active.  “Engaging and educating youth about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to happy and healthy adults,” said Meghan Benson, a member of the Dane County Youth Commission and Director of Community Education at Planned Parenthood. “Youth are an important voice and we are excited to see their creativity at work to promote healthy eating and fitness.”
Top rated videos will be presented for airing through local media outlets. Top teams will receive trophies and be recognized at an awards ceremony in May. The grand prize is free enrollment for all winning team members in the Madison Media Institutes Summer Video Production Camp.
The contest has been announced to both public and private middle and high schools throughout Dane County.   More information about the contest and entry details and rules is available at the contest website.
Anyone with questions about the contest can email us at