Submission Deadline for DA’s “Bye Bye Bullying” Video Contest Extended to Nov 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 08, 2012

CONTACT: Stephanie Ong Stillman, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167 or (415) 740-5134
ADA Alex Bastian, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1931

San Francisco – In October, District Attorney George Gascón launched “Bye Bye Bullying”, a video contest for San Francisco middle and high school students to increase awareness about the effects of bullying. Because the video contest is generating a lot of excitement from students all over the city, the District Attorney has decided to extend the deadline by another week to November 16.

“The video contest is inspiring students’ to be creative and do something proactive to stop bullying in their schools,” said District Attorney George Gascón.

San Francisco middle and high schools will now have until midnight on Friday November 16 to create a 60 second video of one of the following themes:
1. What is Bullying? What does bullying and harassment mean to you?
2. Effects of Bullying. What is the impact of bullying and harassment?
3. Effective Ways to Respond to Bullying. What positive responses have teachers, administrators and/or classmates provided to address bullying and harassment at school?

Videos will be evaluated by a panel of Judges. Prizes include 2013 San Francisco Giants Tickets, a signed baseball by Barry Zito, Ipads, sailing lessons, and much more.

Contest winners will be announced on Dec 4th at a press event and winners will have their videos posted on the San Francisco District Attorney’s website as well as other websites.

Videos will be evaluated by a panel of Judges including: Renel Brooks-Moon, Radio personality and public address announcer for the San Francisco Giants; Cheryl Jennings, News Anchor for ABC 7 News; Dr. Chris Stewart, San Francisco General Hospital; Kristina Omohundro, Zendesk; San Francisco Youth Commissioners Mia Tu Mutch and Angel Carrion; Irene Van der Zande, Kidpower; and School Board member Emily Murase.

The contest is presented by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and sponsored by: the San Francisco Giants, United States Department of Justice, Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco, Kidpower, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Common Sense Media, Filipina Womens’ Network, San Francisco Unified School District, James Hall Photography, Bay Area Video Coalition and Zendesk.

“Bye Bye Bullying” is part of the District Attorney’s Truancy Initiative to keep kids in school. For more information, www.sfdistrictattorney.com

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