September 18, 2007

Video contest seeks students’ top environmental concerns

California high school students are being asked to channel their inner Spielberg and produce a video about their biggest environmental concern in a statewide public service announcement contest. The competition is sponsored by the LegiSchool Project, a civic education collaborative between Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies and the California legislature.

“California’s Concerns Contest: Environmental Public Service Announcement” is open to California high school students in two categories; juniors and seniors wishing to submit individual entries, and high school students of all grades whom can submit an entry as part of a small group or class.

Students are asked to send a public service announcement (PSA) video no longer than 60 seconds and no less than 30 seconds in VHS or DVD format expressing their top environmental concern for California. Video entries may include, but are not limited to, performance art, animation or claymation.

One video from the individual category and one video from the class category will be selected as the contest’s prize-winning entries. Winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to the State Capitol for LegiSchool’s Town Hall meeting where the PSA will be showcased. Additionally, the top-voted public service announcements will be shown on the California Channel and will be viewed by teachers, students and policymakers across the state.

Contestants can fill out registration and release forms located at The video must include the title of the PSA, names of the participants and the name of the high school represented. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 2, and submitted to: California State University, Sacramento; Center for California Studies, LegiSchool Video Contest; 6000 J Street; Sacramento, CA 95831-6081.

For complete guidelines and required entry forms, visit or call (916) 278-6906. For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.