Teen drinking video contest announced by Navajo county attorney

HOLBROOK, Ariz. - A new video contest sponsored by the Navajo County Attorney's Office is an opportunity for local junior high and high school students to showcase their creativity, win a little spending money, and deliver an important message to their fellow teens about the dangers of underage drinking.

County Attorney Brad Carlyon said students are invited to create 30-second video public service announcements based on the theme "If you are underage, don't drink alcohol." The deadline for entries to be submitted Oct. 31.

"We're encouraging students to use their imaginations and technical skills to create videos that will grab the attention of their fellow teens," Carlyon said.

According to the County Attorney, the WME Theatres and Channel 4 TV have already agreed to broadcast the winning videos during the holiday season. In addition, the winning entry will receive a cash prize of $100, while the second-place winner will receive $50 and third-place winners will receive $25.

Carlyon said complete contest rules and tips can be obtained from his office's Community Services Director, Pam Rodriguez, at (928) 524-4015 or pam.rodriguez@navajocountyaz.gov.

"We have no preconceived notions," he said. "Winners could be funny, tragic, or anything in-between. All we ask is that all entries emphasize our theme that underage drinking is a foolish and potentially deadly mistake."

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