FBI Houston, Crime Stoppers of Houston, and the FBI Houston Citizens Academy Alumni Association (CAAA) have partnered to host a #ThinkBeforeYouPost video Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest for Houston-area high school students, aimed at educating the public about the seriousness of issuing hoax school threats.
The contest is open to all Houston area high school students in grades 9-12. Each team will consist of ONE TO FOUR STUDENTS and a TEACHER SPONSOR who will assist the team as needed and be responsible for submitting all contest forms and the video PSA entry.
Entries must be 45-60 seconds (including credits) and only contain original and non-copyrighted material. No copy-written music, branded material, logos, etc, may be used without express written permission from the copyright or trademark holder. Please utilize technology to mask logos or names of corporations that may appear in the video, unless specific permission is granted to use logos or company names.
All team members must not attempt to include or perform video stunts, dangerous situations, or film at dangerous locations during the production of the video. The Teacher Sponsor will guide teams through the planning and filming/submission process, in order to ensure safety and security for all students involved in the project.
FBI Houston, Crime Stoppers of Houston, FBI Houston CAAA, and its #ThinkBeforeYouPost initiative partners reserve the right to disqualify any submission for any reason deemed necessary.
The FBI Houston, Crime Stoppers of Houston, FBI Houston CAAA, licensees and its #ThinkBeforeYouPost initiative partners are not responsible for the content of the videos produced. Submitted videos will not be eligible if they contain or appear to contain:
Profane or obscene material or language
Nudity, profanity, or gratuitous violence
Endorsement of illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse, or any other illegal activity
Derogatory characterization of any person or group
Any copyrighted or trademarked materials without express written consent from the copyright or trademark holder
Team Registration Opens: September 2, 2019
Team Registration Deadline: October 2, 2019
Video Entry and Forms Submission Deadline: November 16, 2019
Screening Period: November 15, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Modified Video Submission Deadline: January 1, 2020
Social Media (Likes and Shares) Period: January 6, 2020 - January 31, 2020
Winners Announced: February 28, 2020
How To Register
The Teacher Sponsor must complete the online REGISTER TEAM form by 5:00 pm, October 2, 2019.
The video PSA entry must be submitted by the Teacher Sponsor on or before November 15, 2019. The video submissions will be screened to ensure all rules are followed. Teams that do not follow the criteria and rules will be contacted to correct their video and resubmit by December 16, 2019.