LEXINGTON, KY— High school students across the Commonwealth, along with the general public are invited to View and Vote for their favorite student-made commercials during the 8th annual Keep It Real Internet/Video Contest January 9 – 20 at www.keep-it-real.us.
These teen filmmakers have created 30-second PSA’s telling their peers about the risks of underage drinking. Now it’s time for friends, family and community members to help select the winners.
The People’s Choice Award is given to the video which receives the most points through on-line voting. A team of experts selects additional winners and the 30-second video selected as Best Picture will be aired on television stations throughout the region and will be shown as pre-show ads in local cinemas. DVD’s of the winners are will be distributed for use in the schools.
Schools participating in this year’s Keep It Real Video Contest include:
Bracken County: Augusta Independent School
Carroll County: Carroll County High School
Clark County: Clark County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Youth Network
Fayette County: Eastside Technical School
Girl Scout Troop #806
Henry Clay High School
Lafayette High School
Lexington Catholic High School
Lexington Day Treatment Center
MLK 21st Century Program
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Grayson County: Grayson County High School
Harrison County: Harrison County High School
Mercer County: Mercer County Senior High School
Jessamine County: West Jessamine High School
For additional information, find the Keep It Real Contest on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keep-It-Real-Contest/111217238975929.
Sponsors: This public/private partnership is spearheaded by Bluegrass Prevention Center and facilitated by the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP), Fayette County Local Board, and the Lexington Mayor’s Alliance on Substance Abuse. Funding is provided through the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Initiative and the Kentucky State Police. Other sponsors include Central Baptist Hospital, Video Editing Services, Fusioncorp Design Mediahouse, National Cinemedia, Lynn Imaging, Clear Channel Radio, Lexington Legends, WKYT-TV, Bluegrass Community and Technical College Filmmaking Certificate Program, Louisville Geek, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, and the Lexington Family Magazine.