SLS “Tech Talk”

Top prize of $1,000 in each category!!

Student Leadership Services is inviting ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS to be creative. Through a grant from Best Buy, students can develop, enhance and refine their creativity and technology skills while educating their peers. Youth are on social media 99.99% of the time so we need to get our message ” right where they are” on all social media platforms. All participants will be actively involved in th content featured on our website such as blogs, graphics, video – all designed by the students.

This project will be using Technology media channels such as Videography, Photography and Graphics Designing to convey the message on ANY of the 3 main adolescent health issues:

SLS “Tech Talk” Registration Form
SLS “Tech Talk” Postcard
SLS “Tech Talk” Flier
SLS “EXPO”
Physical Health and Safety
  • Projects will be addressing the issues such as substance abuse; how they affect students.
  • How to practice safe driving skills, or the consequences of not practicing safe driving.
Relationship Skills
  • Projects will be addressing the issues such as bullying, violence, how to say “NO” to peer pressure to name a few.
Mental Health
  • Projects will be addressing mental health issues such as suicide prevention, depression, how to get help.
 

Rules

The platform of choice should provide a CLEAR, ORIGINAL, CREATIVE and EFFECTIVE message addressing the above mentioned issues.

NO OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE OR GESTURES, NO BLOOD, NO VIOLENCE OR CRUELTY, NO DEMEANING OF RELIGION, RACE OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.

  • VIDEOS – No more than 3 minutes long, clear message on any of the 3 main adolescent health issues.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY – The photos should tell a story, this can be done through caption, subtitles, song, voice over or a little story relatable to the photos.
  • GRAPHICS – art is an effective way to tell a story, creativity and technology can be combined to communicate a message.

Each of the three categories of the competition – videography, photography, and graphics design – features prize money for the three top participants ($1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place).  Judges shall discuss and determine the winners in each category after all presentations in that category have been reviewed.  Among the criteria used to determine the winning presentations, the judges shall consider a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the originality and creativity of a presentation, its effectiveness in conveying the SLS message, the resources of the school that submitted the project, a school’s receipt of awards in other categories, and a school’s efforts in submitting multiple presentations across several categories.