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PSA Contest

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by usedtobeperkytina, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. usedtobeperkytina

    usedtobeperkytina Senior Member

    Clay, Alabama
    I thought I had posted this, but now I don't see it:

    Money for you and Money for your Charity

    From their beds and wheelchairs, many patients worked together to place the first-ever ME/CFS ad in The Washington Post. Now it’s time to tackle a media ad on a grander scale; video. We would like to ultimately make multiple video ads, change them up from time to time, and air them internationally as well.

    To begin this process, we are announcing a contest for an ME/CFS public service announcement (15 or 30-second video). The goal is to run the ad on television stations for ME/CFS Awareness Day on May 12th.

    Once again we want this to be the patients’ voice. We have so many talented patients, as shown by the multiple professionally-designed ME/CFS videos on YouTube. If you are one of these creative people, here’s your chance to use your skills to help spread the word about the devastating effects of this illness. Let’s get the truth about ME/CFS into the public.

    You can help with ME/CFS advocacy, show your talents to the public and earn money for you and your charity.

    If you are interested in working on a PSA to help spread the word about our illness and have some skills in video development, please contact us at We will email you the information regarding the rules and legal requirements for entering the contest including technical specifications for the ad.

    Patient Vote: The patients will vote on which PSA they want to be distributed on May 12.

    Prizes: To encourage the most entries possible, we are offering a prize of $400 for the winning video, $200 for runner-up and $100 for third place winner.

    Bonus: An anonymous donor has offered to personally donate $100 to the winner’s favorite ME/CFS charity.

    Have Ideas?

    You can still give input on what you want the public to know about your illness at viewtopic.php?...

    With this contest, everyone wins.

    Tina Tidmore
    MCWPA Team
  2. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

    Tina, on another site I saw info about this contest and also a link to an Autism PSA, which I thought was very effective. But I cannot find it again. Could you please provide the link on this forum. Thanks.

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