2015 Video Contest – Rules & Entry

| March 7, 2014
2nd Annual Video Contest: Problem Gambling Poster

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Deadline: Thursday, March 31 at 11:59 PM.


The contest is open to residents of Oregon, with primary entrants up to 25 years old (those helping can be any age). The contest is not open to providers or immediate family members of Oregon Problem Gambling Services, although Problem Gambling Services providers may be consulted in the making of the video. Click here for a list of treatment and prevention providers in Oregon.

Target Audience:

Youth, Young Adults, General Public (any or all – you choose)


60 seconds or under (think: TV ad/PSA)


“Have the Conversation”  (problem gambling affects many people, not just the problem gambler; problem gamblers don’t have to be alone, and they do have support available). This contest is in honor of the second annual National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

NOTE: ALL entries MUST include the free 24-hour problem gambling helpline 1-877-MY-LIMIT (and/or www.opgr.org) and that help for problem gambling is free, confidential & it works.

Other messages which will be considered in initial judging (choose one or more):

  • The average problem gambler affects 6-12 others
  • There is a direct link between problem gambling and financial and family problems
  • Gambling addiction and other addictions often go hand in hand (or people recover from other addictions and get addicted to gambling)
  • Gambling problems can happen to anyone
  • People who gamble “socially” should set and stick to a limit of  time and money
  • Signs of problem gambling: lying about gambling and betting more than you intended to, etc. (see signs of problem gambling for more info)
  • Gambling addiction is a problem many of us are not aware of (it’s a hidden addiction)
  • People can recover from gambling problems; help for problem gamblers AND their loved ones is available – it is free, confidential, and it works


Same copyright rules as YouTube material (http://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/faq.html). Participants must secure written consent to use any music that is not original or in the public domain (entries will be disqualified without proper consent).

Judging & Prizes:

The contest will be divided between High School entries and an 18-25 category. Prizes will be the same for each category and entries will be judged against those in the same age range (High School & 18-25).

ALL eligible entries will receive a minimum of $5 in Dutch Bros certificates(For 18+) and $5 in Subway certificates for High School entries for participating.

The top three (3) videos for each category will be selected by a committee & online poll. Voting will take place online here at www.preventionlane.org/videos between April 2 and April 10 at 11:59pm.  Be sure to share the link with your friends so they can vote!  Awardees will be notified on April 2.

Videos will be hosted on www.preventionlane.org, www.oregonpgs.org and www.youtube.com/preventionlane. Titles and minor editing are subject to modification following judging.

Enter here!

2015 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest - Entry




Need to Send a DVD?

If you need to send a DVD copy, it must be RECEIVED by March 29 and sent to: Lane County Public Health, Attention: Video Contest | 151 W. 7th Ave, Room 410 | Eugene, OR 97401.

Other Questions?

Contact [email protected] for any additional questions.

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