PSA Contest 2023

PSA Contest 2023: Why FCS?


Family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs are found across the U.S. in middle school, secondary and post-secondary education, and within the Cooperative Extension system. These FCS programs provide access and education to youth and adults in topics like personal development, career preparation skills, nutrition and wellness, healthy food preparation, child and family development, environmental design, consumer decision making, and personal finance. Promoting the value and visibility of these programs is critical to their continued success!  Additionally, programs across the country have identified a shortage of qualified educators to lead these programs.

To promote the value of Family and Consumer Sciences programs and to address the critical need for FCS educators, the National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare, and Support FCS Educators, facilitated by the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA), is hosting a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Digital Poster contest.

The purpose of the contest is to create an original video or digital poster to deliver information about the impact of family and consumer sciences education for individuals, schools and/or communities. The contest is open to FCS students (middle, secondary, post-secondary or graduate level) and FCS professionals. 

Participants should choose one or more of the following topics to create a 30 to 45-second public service announcement or digital poster. Participants should use resources and information from www.fcsed.net to create their PSA or poster.

  1. Topic:  Why Say Yes: Why take FCS classes?
  2. Topic:  Personal Impact: How has FCS impacted your life?
  3. Topic: School/Community Impact: How does FCS make a difference in your school and/or community?
  4. Topic:  Why Extension - Why support FCS Extension programs?




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Special thanks to the sponsor of our contest prizes:

 

The winners of the PSA and Digital Poster contests will be announced and shared on www.fcsed.net on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Contest Overview


The contest is open to FCS students (middle, secondary, post-secondary or graduate level) and FCS professionals.  The contest is offered by the National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare, and Support FCS Educators (facilitated by the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association).  Contest prizes are sponsored by Goodheart Wilcox Publishers. 

Topics for Entries

Participants should choose one or more of the following topics to create a 30 to 45-second public service announcement or digital poster. Participants should use resources and information from www.fcsed.net to create their PSA or poster.

  1. Topic:  Why Say Yes: Why take FCS classes?
  2. Topic:  Personal Impact: How has FCS impacted your life?
  3. Topic: School/Community Impact: How does FCS make a difference in your school and/or community?
  4. Topic:  Why Extension - Why support FCS Extension programs?

Entry Rubrics

Submitted PSA videos and digital posters will be shared with a committee of FCS professionals to review and evaluate submissions.  This committee will determine the top three (3) submissions for each contest type (video and poster) based on the following rubrics:

Video Evaluation Rubric

Poster Evaluation Rubric

How To Submit

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 17, 2023.

ALL submissions must complete the contest entry form to submit your video or poster.  The video will be submitted via an unlisted YouTube link.  Posters will be submitted as PDF via email attachment to info@fcsed.net.  

Contest Entry Form

Prizes

Six (6) cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

 Video
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $100

Digital Poster
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $100

Winner Notifications

The winners of the PSA and Digital Poster contests will be announced and shared on www.fcsed.net on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Official Contest Rules

NOTICES:

  • Participants may enter individually or as part of a team. If entering as part of a team, the team must designate one person as the group’s designated leader for purposes of the contest who must enter the team.
  • Multiple students or FCS educators from the same school and/or community may submit a PSA or digital poster.
  • The National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare and Support FCS Educators reserves the right to deny any submission deemed inappropriate or outside of the rules, as outlined on this page.

LIMITS:

  • One entry per person, regardless of whether a participant made an individual or team entry.

VIDEO PSA RULES

  • Videos must be between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long. Any videos that do not meet the requirement will not be accepted or viewed.
  • Videos must be submitted using a shared YouTube of the video, marked as “unlisted” on the participant’s channel. Videos should not be publicly accessible.
  • Footage is shot horizontally if using a smartphone or similar device.
  • Avoid unrelated branding, including obvious product placement or logos.
  • No copyrighted music or images may be featured without written permission for use.
  • No illegal, offensive, or obscene content of any kind.
  • Information must be accurate and should use FCS Education resources.
  • Winner’s names will be posted and shared publicly.
  • PSA must address one or more of the topics listed above.
  • The video should include hashtags #SayYestoFCS or #FCSed somewhere within the video.

DIGITAL POSTER RULES

Digital poster must be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches.

  • Digital poster must be submitted as a high-quality PDF file.
  • Avoid unrelated branding, including obvious product placement or logos.
  • No copyrighted images may be featured without written permission for use.
  • No illegal, offensive, or obscene content of any kind.
  • Information must be accurate and should use FCS Education resources.
  • Winner’s names will be posted and shared publicly.
  • Digital poster must address one or more of the topics listed above.
  • The digital poster should include hashtags #SayYestoFCS or #FCSed somewhere within the poster.
Click HERE to read the Official Contest Rules.  Email info@fcsed.net with any questions.

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Take a look at the 2022 PSA Contest Winners! 

1st Place Poster

"Say Yes to FCS" 
Casey Humphrey
Idaho


2nd Place Poster

"Why Say Yes to FCS" 
Emerson Burroughs
Indiana


3rd Place Poster

"Say YES to Life's Game of FCS" 
Sienna Hastings
Georgia


1st Place Video

"How FCS Impacts Our Community"
Jennifer Rowe
Michigan


2nd Place Video

"Say YES to FCS"
Paige Lyness
Indiana


3rd Place Video

"F-C-S"
Brianna Phillips
Georgia