All public and charter high school students in Lincoln County are invited to a one-day video production event in Toledo on Saturday, May 11, to showcase their creativity and skills in producing effective “awareness” spots. Cash prizes will be awarded at the end of the day.
“Creating effective public service announcements is difficult and even more so over a very short period of time. We expect to see Lincoln County high school students creatively meet this challenge,” said Ollie Richardson, video production teacher at Newport High School.
The event, called LCSD Cinema Sport, continues the tradition of “awareness” public service announcements that Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett and Lincoln County School District have sponsored over the last eight years. These projects aimed to develop awareness in teens, their families, and our communities about a wide range of topics from drug issues and underage drinking to tsunami knowledge.
“We hope to have about 30 students participate from all area high schools. It will be an exciting day for students to explore their ideas and develop their video skills among like minded teens,” said Peter Vince, video production teacher at Toledo Junior/Senior High School.
For the May 11 competition, students will be introduced to the day’s awareness topic when they arrive at Toledo Junior/Senior High School at 9 a.m. With support from Richardson and Vince, the two- to five-member teams will develop their stories, shoot and edit them, and premiere their PSA at day’s end.
Prizes of $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded to the top three teams, with entries judged by District Attorney Rob Bovett. Lunch and LCSD Cinema Sport T-shirts will be provided to the participants.
For more information, contact Richardson at 541-265-9281 or Vince at 541-336-5104. Registration forms are available at https://sites.google.com/site/mrvincesclassesattoledo/home/lcsd-cinema-sport