San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón has extended the deadline for the “Bye Bye Bullying” video contest to 12 a.m., Friday, November 16.
Gascón launched the competition in October for the city’s middle and high school students to increase awareness about the effects of bullying. According to a news release from his office today (Thursday, November 8), the deadline was pushed back a week because the contest is “generating a lot of excitement from students all over the city.”
Those interested should submit a 60-second video that addresses one of the following themes: What bullying is, the effects of bullying, and effective ways to respond to bullying.
A panel of judges will evaluate the videos and winners will be announced December 4.
Prizes include 2013 San Francisco Giants tickets, a baseball signed by the Giants’ Barry Zito, and iPads.
The contest is part of Gascón’s anti-truancy initiative.
For more information, visit the DA’s website.