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PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR 2017 UPDATES FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL PAUSE FOR A CAUSE VIDEO CONTEST

About the Contest

9th Annual “Pause for a Cause” video contest is a platform for students to express their creativity and give voice to the devastating impact tobacco has on the environment.

Participate in the Annual Pause for a Cause “YouTube” Video Competition

  • Student contestants create a 60-120 second YouTube video demonstrating the impact of tobacco on the environment

THREE WAYS TO WIN:

Critics’ Choice:

Video selected by a panel of UCI staff and student critics (based on a distinct set of judging criteria) wins $200.

Campus Choice:

Video with the most votes (1st place) wins $100 and runner up (2nd place) wins $50.

Important Dates:

  • MAY 24th- TOP VIDEOS LAUNCH PARTY & VOTING BEGINS!
    • 5PM at Emerald Bay DE (Student Center)
    • Free pizza and door prizes!
  • MAY 25-30 – Voting Period!
  • MAY 30 – Voting ends at 5PM
  • MAY 31 –  Critics’ Choice & Campus Choice Winners Announcement

Select videos will be featured on the UCI Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Orange County Tobacco Education Coalition (OCTEC), and California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) websites.

Check out some video entries from previous competitions:

Click here to enter!

Rules and Regulations

  • The video must demonstrate the relationship between tobacco and its effects on the environment.
  • Entries must NOT contain any foul language, cruelty to humans or animals, and nudity.
  • Typical broadcasting rules apply. All work must be original.
  • As a participant in the Pause for a Cause program, you agree to uphold the goals and mission of the Center for Student Wellness and Health Promotion.
  • Incorporate the following tagline slate at the end of the video:

*Disclaimer: If participants plan to film on campus they should consult with Student Services in the Student Center. This is to ensure if any UCI affiliation gets caught on tape to have permission from the school.

Rubric

A panel of judges representing the UCI Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion, START, and TGIF will score all “Pause for a Cause” video submissions on the following criteria:

  • Accurately demonstrates the impact of tobacco on the environment
  • Accurately demonstrates health consequences of tobacco use
  • Complements the mission and goals of the UCI Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion
  • Meets rules and regulations as stated below
  • Overall relays a positive message
  • Overall creative; demonstrate originality

*Winner will be announced on May 31st.

Pause for a Cause Video Launch Party

UCI students were challenged to create a 1 minute YouTube video that demonstrates the universal impact of tobacco. Join us on MAY, April 24th at 5:00PM in Emerald Bay DE (Student Center). Top video submissions will be premiered. There will be *FREE PIZZA.

RSVP TODAY!

*FREE FOOD provided in partnership with UCI Hospitality and Dining Services.

OVER 4,000 views on YouTube… this can be your video!