PSA Contest 2024

PSA Contest 2024: 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 proud to host 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 value and 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.  

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

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

Special thanks to the sponsor of our contest prizes:


The winners of the 2024 Video PSA and Digital Poster contests are listed below.

View the previous Video PSA and Digital Poster winning entries:

Congratulations to the 2024 Video PSA Contest Winners! 

1st Place Video

Wayne State College Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Professionals
Paige Nolan, Harleigh Claussen, Evan Landauer, Bridget Vaith, Emma Kirk, Reggie Lawson, Doe Carder, Stacey Frisch, Addie Wood, Carol Erwin

2nd Place Video

"Why FCS Matters to Us"
Melanie Wroblewski, FCS Professional, & Tim Kohl (FCS Supporter)

3rd Place Video

"Say YES to FCS"
Florence Wydra-Gat, FCS Professional

Congratulations to the 2024 Poster Contest Winners! 

1st Place Poster

Knox Neeley 
High School Student & FCCLA Member

2nd Place Poster

Jessica King
Post-Secondary Student

3rd Place Poster

Malaina Culbertson
High School Student & FCCLA Member