County Police and Alcohol Prevention Group sponsor video contest -- Gazette.Net


The Montgomery County Department of Police Automated Traffic Division and the Keeping it SAFE: Under Twenty-one Alcohol Prevention Coalition are co-sponsoring the 10th annual student video anti-drinking contest.

Montgomery County middle and high school teams of two or more students, including interested clubs, organizations or classes, can compete for a cash prize.

Teams must create a 30-second public service video on one of three topics: Alcohol Poisoning: What is it and what to do; Stay fresh and say no to alcohol; or Roofies in real life: dangers of under 21 alcohol use.

Judging will take place in February or March to determine the winning teams. For high school teams, first place is $1,000 and a trophy and second place is $500 and a trophy; middle school teams can win a first place prize of $500 and a trophy or a second place prize of $250 and a trophy. All checks will be made payable to either the school or the winning organization.

In addition, the winners will be acknowledged in a community awards event at 8:30 a.m. April 25, 2013, at MCDP Headquarters, 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg.

Applications must be turned in Jan. 28 to 31, 2013. The packet can be found at or by calling Meg Baker, Team Leader for Keeping it Safe Coalition, at 240-777-6652.

Video projects can be mailed or hand delivered to Keeping It SAFE Coalition C/o MC Dept. of Liquor Control, Community Outreach Office, second floor, 16650 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville Md. 20855.