“McDivitt Makes A Difference” Video PSA Contest

2014 PSA Contest is Open!

Please read the rules listed below, and when you are ready to submit your PSA, click on the “Submit Your PSA” button.

The 2014 McDivitt PSA Contest is now open! Please read the rules listed below, and when you are ready to submit your PSA, click on the “Submit Your PSA” button. All entries must be uploaded to a YouTube or Vimeo link in order to be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Bush at LMBush@mcdivittlaw.com. Thank you, and good luck!

PSA Contest Rules & Regulations:

  • Students must attend school in Denver metro area, Colorado Springs or Pueblo and be in grades 9 to 12.
  • Videos must follow the theme of distracted driving or driving under the influence. (This year, we are encouraging students to highlight the dangers of driving while under the influence of marijuana, not just alcohol).
  • Videos must be between 28 and 29 seconds.
  • Videos should be in full-quality/full-frame (720 x 480 pixel) NTSC
  • Videos will not be considered for judgment if they contain copyrighted materials, vulgar or inappropriate content.
  • Actors must knowingly agree to participate and appear in videos.

What You’ll Win

In addition to having their PSA air on TV throughout Colorado, the student or team of students who submit the winning PSA will be able to choose one of the following two prizes:

Apple MacBook Pro

      • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen display (1280 x 800)
      • 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
      • 250GB HDD
      • 4GB RAM
      • Apple Final Cut Express HD

$1,500 Gift Card

      • Stock up on the latest movie-making technology with a $1,500 Visa gift card!

About the McDivitt PSA Contest

Each year, McDivitt Law Firm holds a state-wide PSA contest in the spring for high school students in Colorado through the firm’s McDivitt Makes a Difference program. One of the biggest goals of McDivitt Makes a Difference is to keep our roads safe for everyone in the community, and this PSA contest is designed to help high school students send an effective safe-driving message to their peers.

The winning PSA will be aired on TV throughout the state.

The topics of the PSA can touch on anything related to distracted driving: from text messaging and putting on make-up, to substance abuse, and drinking and driving.

See the video below to check out the winning PSA in 2013.

How it Works

All PSA entries submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by two groups of people. The first, executives at McDivitt Law Firm, looking for the content of the message. All entries will also be reviewed by a team of producers from Los Angeles, CA, looking for quality of production and story-telling.