Washington State Association for Justice's 2014 American Justice Video Contest
As part of the Washington State Association for Justice’s (WSAJ) commitment to foster an awareness and understanding of the important role that the civil justice system plays in our society, WSAJ sponsors an annual statewide student video scholarship contest. For this year, WSAJ will award two, $2,000 scholarships. The winning videos will be posted on WSAJ’s YouTube and Facebook pages, and may be aired on TV.
This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are residents of Washington State and who attend high school in Washington State. Students need not intend to attend a Washington college, but must start college within the next two years to receive the scholarship funds.
The following guidelines must be strictly followed:
1. Create an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) video that addresses the following topic: Don’t Text and Drive.
2. A PSA provides an important message to a specific audience. Determine your TV audience, identify the problem and offer the audience a solution.
3. Videos must be 30 to 60 seconds in length. The student must submit a link or DVD copy.
4. Include in an email or mail a separate cover sheet with your name, home address, phone number, e-mail address, high school name, school address, and the title of the video.
5. The video and title must be your own original creation. No copyrighted music, video, logos or images may be used in the video, without written release submitted with the entry to WSAJ.
6. Video cannot infringe on any third party rights, including, but not limited, to privacy, publicity, tort or intellectual property rights.
7. You must obtain release forms for all of the people featured in your video. You must provide WSAJ these releases if requested. A release form is at the end of this document.
8. Do not include video of someone actually texting and driving.
9. The student must complete and email or mail the attached Application Checklist.
10. Videos that exceed one minute, contain inaccurate or inappropriate video, etc. will not be judged.
11. Questions? Call Susan West at 206-464-1011 or go visit us online
DEADLINE: March 14th (If mailed, applications must be postmarked on or before this date.)
Mail to: Susan West, WSAJ American Justice Video Scholarship, 1809 7th Ave. #1500, Seattle, WA 98101 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WSAJ reserves the right to make your video available to the general public. By submitting a video, you grant WSAJ a royalty-free license to copy, distribute, modify, display and perform publicly and otherwise use, and authorize others to use, your video for any purpose. You also guarantee no other person, corporation or organization has a copyright interest in your video.
Scholarship awards will be made directly to the recipient’s chosen institution of higher learning, to be applied toward tuition, room, board, or fees. By accepting funds from the WSAJ Scholarship Program, the recipient agrees that WSAJ may use the recipient’s name and likeness in any and all media for the purpose of advertising and promoting the Scholarship Program without any limitation, further compensation, or notice to the recipient.