Fresh Focus: Sex-Ed Digital Video Contest:
“In My Eleven Years Of School, I’ve Gotten No Sexual Education!”
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 – Fresh Focus: Sex-Ed Digital Video Contest, is accepting video submissions until midnight on New Years Eve. The contest is sponsored by a group of leading national reproductive health partners including Advocates for Youth, ISIS, Inc., RH Reality Check and SIECUS and asks young people to describe their sex education (or lack thereof) or explain how they would improve it themselves.
Amie Newman, of RH Reality Check, says “It’s time to get together with your friends and be creative! Young people from around the country are picking up their cameras and cell phones, getting together and shooting. It’s easy! We want to hear your thoughts about sexuality education in this country.”
In Angel’s video, she shares, “Basically, I’m in tenth-grade and I don’t recall having a sex-education…ever.”
In another video, a young man in an on-the-street interview says, “I really didn’t learn about sex education. It was word of mouth and just don’t get any of the bad stuff…”
Eliciting videos that, according to Andy Carvin at PBS.org’s Learning Now, are “a collection of frank discussions on teens, sex and health literacy” that “…are funny, outspoken, honest and bold”, Fresh Focus: Sex Ed Digital Video Contest aims to engage young people in their own education by encouraging them to envision a new way to teach sexuality education or to share with other young people how their own sexuality education was helpful or not. Prizes range from a $3500 scholarship or cash equivalent to an iPhone, as well as the opportunity to be featured at the inaugural Sex::Tech Conference: Focus on Youth, January 22-23, 2008 at the Institute for Next Generation Internet in San Francisco.
Entries will be accepted until December 31st, 2007. Voting begins January 4th, 2008. Visit the official contest page today for all the details and official rules.
Details, Rules, and Information on Submissions:
amie at rhrealitycheck dot org for more information
deb at isis-inc dot org for press inquiries
andy at isis-inc dot org for contest inquiries