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Video Contest

Video Contest

Video Contest – You Could Win $1,000
“13 Ways to Take Care of Ourselves and Each Other”
A Suicide Prevention Project
Enter by July 28, 2017

Being a teenager is awesome, but we know this stage of life also comes with unique challenges. TV and social media sometimes don’t give us the whole picture of how teens manage and successfully work through some of the hard times in healthy ways. We’d like to have that side of the story told (for prizes!).

The overall goal of this contest is to demonstrate healthy ways that high school students manage social and emotional challenges. Unfortunately, suicide has recently been portrayed in the media as one way young people cope with life’s painful and emotionally distressing issues. We want your help to fight against that message. We’d like to see and hear your examples of what helps you and your friends get through tough times. We’re looking for video submissions, three to five minutes in length, which demonstrate your recommended strategies for healthy coping with life’s challenges. The creators of the winning videos will receive cash prizes. Be creative, have fun, maybe even win a prize, and have others see your video!


The Details:
We are looking for creative messages that promote healthy ways of coping with life’s challenges. The way suicide and suicide prevention are portrayed in the media can sometimes have negative consequences. Therefore we ask you to review and consider these resources when creating your video:

Who Can Enter:

Videos Must Adhere to the Following:

Videos Must NOT Contain:

Additional Guidelines and Tips:

How to Enter:


How the Winners Will be Determined:

-Videos will be judged based on creativity, message clarity, and adherence to the guidelines mentioned above, including following safe messaging guidelines, by a panel of experienced professionals who work in suicide prevention in Massachusetts.

-The judges will evaluate each video based on the following criteria:

This contest is being sponsored by Riverside Trauma Center, a service of Riverside Community Care. Riverside Trauma Center helps people recover from the overwhelming stress caused by traumatic events by providing community outreach, consultation, and counseling. Traumatic events include serious accidents, suicides, and natural disasters like tornadoes., 255 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494

If you have any questions about the video contest, please contact

All entrants and, if under 18, their parents or legal guardians agree that Riverside Community Care has the right to use the entrant’s name, city, state of residence, and image, and to post the submitted video on the Riverside Community Care’s channel on YouTube with a link and still image of the video on the Riverside Trauma Center website, without any compensation other than potential prizes. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. To request the list of contest winners, email  Employees or directors of Riverside Community Care or their immediate family or household are not eligible. Videos may not be edited after they are officially submitted. Contestant’s likelihood of winning depends upon the number and quality of all submissions as determined by the panel of judges. By participating in this contest, all entrants agree to be bound by these official rules, and to the decisions of the panel of judges selected by Riverside Trauma Center, which are final and binding as to all matters relating to this contest.

In consideration for participating in this Contest, to the fullest extent permitted by law, and except where prohibited by law, all entrants agree, on behalf of themselves and their heirs, executors, guardians, assigns , agents and representatives, to release, indemnify and hold YouTube and Riverside Community Care, its directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings or demands whatsoever, made by any third party due to or arising out of the contest, including your violating any rights of another individual and/or entity. Entrants expressly assume all liability for any risk of any injury or damage caused by participating in the contest.

A portion of the funding for this project comes from contributions from family and friends to honor the memory of Holly Parsons. 


If you would like to help promote this Contest, here is a PDF flyer.