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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 www.montgomerycountymd.gov/kis 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.