“Take Charge of Your Future” Commercial Script Writing Challeng

GEAR UP Hawai‘i, Clear Channel Hawai‘i, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, and other sponsors invite students in grades 6 – 12, attending Hawai‘i public schools, to participate in the 2nd annual “Take Charge of Your Future” Commercial Script-Writing Challenge.

Students are encouraged to write a script for a 30-second television commercial, which should also work as a radio commercial. The script should speak to students’ peers about what should be done to prepare for college and career in a fun and entertaining way and create a lasting impression in the viewers’ minds. The script for the commercial must be 30-seconds in length (approximately 60-80 words). Scripts should describe what the television viewer will see and what they will hear as they view the commercial.

The winning students will receive an iPad Mini and other prizes. One grand-prize winner will have their commercial professionally produced to air on various Oceanic Time Warner Cable stations in Hawai‘i and also recorded and aired on selected Clear Channel Hawai‘i and neighbor island radio stations.

Who Can Enter:
Students enrolled full-time in Hawai‘i public schools, in grades 6-12, residing in Hawai‘i at time of entry, whose parents or legal guardians are legal residents of the United States.

Judging Criteria:
– Originality and Creativity – 40%
– Career and College Ready Message – 30%
– Overall Appeal and Lasting Impression – 30%

One set of prizes for grades 6-8th, 9-10th, 11-12th
– 1st place: Apple iPad Mini
– 2nd place: Sony Waterproof Cybershot Digital Camera TX30
– 3rd place: $100 Gift Certificate from Hawaiian Island Creations

Grand Prize:
One winning script (selected from the first place winners) will be produced into a radio/television commercial to be aired on Oceanic Time Warner Cable stations and Clear Channel Hawai‘i or neighbor island radio stations.

How to Enter:
– One entry per person
– Submit online at gearup.hawaii.edu (starting April 1)
Entry dates: April 1 – 20, 2013

More Information:
Please contact Lesli Yogi, Business and Community Outreach Specialist, Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education
ph: 808-956-5443 or email: lyogi@hawaii.edu

To view last year’s winning spot, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBv5lZ-NCXo&feature=youtu.be

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