PSA and Poster Projects
High School Winner: Let Your Voice Be Heard, Cassandra Kuechler

PSA and Poster Projects

2019-2020 PSA & Poster Project

"RESPECTfully"

The theme for the 2019 - 2020 school year is "RESPECTfully." Healthy relationships are characterized by respect, honesty, and open communication. They make people feel good about themselves and each other.

This year's theme is based on the initiative from the Governor's Office - in partnership with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Massachusetts State Legislature - to promote healthy relationships. MPY's Poster and Public Service Announcement (PSA) Project endeavors to increase awareness about what constitutes a healthy relationship, to highlight the need for respect in relationships, and to identify escalating behaviors that may lead to unhealthy and unsafe relationships.

Suggested topics for posters and PSAs include:

  • What are the actions that show respect in a relationship?
  • What actions are warning signs of an unhealthy relationship?
  • What can someone do if they are in an unhealthy relationship?
  • How can you help a friend who is in an unhealthy relationship?

Participants in the Poster and PSA Projects are encouraged to download materials at www.mass.gov/RESPECTfully to help formulate ideas for posters and PSAs.

Poster Project
Students from elementary, middle and high schools are invited to submit original Posters and Public Service Announcements (PSAs). All students who attend schools that are members of Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) are eligible.

The Poster Project has three divisions – elementary, middle and high school. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2020. Posters must be one page and submitted electronically. Each poster must have a title.

Public Service Announcement (PSA) Project
There is one division for Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and all students who attend schools that belong to Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) are eligible to participate. Videos must be original and be between 30 and 60 seconds long and each PSA must have a title. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2020.

Click here for the Poster Project Submmission Form

Click here for PSA Project Submission Form

 


2018-2019 PSA & Poster Project
"Be A Voice, Not An Echo"
“Be A Voice, Not An Echo” -Albert Einstein

2019 POSTER PROJECT WINNERS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

Elementary School:
Winner: "Be Guided By Your Own Values," by June Crowley, Johnson Elementary School, Nahant
Honorable Mention: "I Believe in Me," by Anna Schuemann, Johnson Elementary School, Nahant

Middle School:
Winner: "Be A Voice, Make A Difference," by Teresa Whitfield, Dedham Middle School
Honorable Mention: "Speak," by Mariah Frazier, Butler Middle School, Lowell

High School:
Winner: "Let Your Voice Be Heard," by Cassandra Kuechler, Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School
Honorable Mention: "Create the World," by James Lyons, Framingham High School
Honorable Mention: "Take Bold Steps," by Emily Rios, Lowell High School


Past PSA Project Winners:

2018 Be the Change:  Be the Change – Everett High School

2017 Challenge Yourself Be Resilient: “Keep Going” – Somerville High School

2016 Write the Story You Want to Tell: "Defeat Stress” - Somerville High School

2015 I'm Worth More: "What Happened to Being a Princess" -- Somerville High School

2014 Community Involves You: "Take Time to Get Involved" - Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Westford

Past Poster Project Winners

2018 Be the Change: "HUMAN," - Bre Gutheil, Nashoba Valley Technical High School (High School Winner)

2018 Be the Change: "Make it Happen," -  Ava Desario, Trahan Elementary School, Tewksbury (Elementary School Winner) 

2017 Challenge Yourself- Be Resilient: Smooth Seas, – Melanie Hennessey, Minuteman Regional Technical High School

2016 Write the Story You Want to Tell: "Self Confidence,"  - Cheyanne Thistle, Nashoba Valley Technical High School

2015 I'm Worth More - "Dominos," Tristan Khim, Nashoba Valley Technical High School

2014 Community Involves You - “CommUnity Involves You,” Melissa Medina, Greater Lowell Technical High School

 

Electronic submissions may be emailed to Beth Williams-Breault at beth@mpyinc.orgPosters and PSAs must be submitted by a teacher/advisor. 
Please review all rules before submitting.

All poster entries must be an electronic file (hard copies will not be accepted). All entries can be submitted electronically as .JPG/.JPEG, posters can be scanned as .JPG/JPEG and emailed. Upload submission to Google Drive or mail USB drive that can operate with Windows.

Electronic (preferred): Enclose your signed application (signature of student and parent/guardian is required), a .jpg/.jpeg file that contains your poster submission, and a list of students who were involved in the creative process and upload to Google Drive. Please make sure you provide permission on Google Drive for MPY to view and download posters. Submission should be emailed to beth@mpyinc.org.

Mail: Enclose your signed application, a USB drive that contains a .jpg/.jpeg file with your poster submission, and a list of students who were involved in the creative process and mail to: Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc., 467 Main St., Wakefield, MA 01880.


All PSA entries must either be playable on a standard DVD player or in one of the following computer formats: Windows Media Video, AVI or mp4 video. All entries must be submitted on DVD, CD, USB drive, or electronically through Google Drive or Dropbox. If submitting through Google Drive, please make sure you provide permission on Google Drive for MPY to view and download posters.

If mailing a DVD/CD, the disc must be labeled with the name of the PSA, the participants, and the school it is from. Enclose your signed application and a list of students who were involved in the creative process and mail to: Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc., 467 Main St., Wakefield, MA 01880.


Official Rules for Poster Project
The Poster Project is open to all high school, middle school and elementary school students from Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) member districts, and includes individuals and groups of students, as well as student organizations, classes, clubs or athletic teams. A panel consisting of students, educators, law enforcement, and MPY staff will review the entries.

Content Limitations Posters submitted:

  • cannot include copyrighted images
  • cannot include images from movies or television shows
  • cannot include profane language, nudity, sex, weapons or depict excessive violence
  • cannot reference any commercial product or advertiser
  • cannot have images of people wearing clothing with logos or any other commercial reference
  • cannot depict scenes of substance abuse or sexual activity
  • should not identify the school district or town through clothing, signage or logos

Posters should be original and directed toward other teenagers. They should be inclusive in terms of race, gender, and sexual orientation and they should communicate a positive message that reflects the theme RESPECTfully. Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project. To enter- all posters must be an electronic file (hard copies will not be accepted).

Electronic (preferred): Enclose your signed application (signature of student and parent/guardian is required), a .jpg/.jpeg file that contains your poster submission, and a list of students who were involved in the creative process and upload to Google Drive. Submission should be emailed to beth@mpyinc.org.

Mail: Enclose your signed application, a USB drive that contains a .jpg/.jpeg file with your poster submission, and a list of students who were involved in the creative process and mail to: Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc., 467 Main St., Wakefield, MA 01880.

Deadline is January 31, 2020.
 

Official Rules for PSA Project
The PSA Project is open to all high school and middle school students from Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) member districts, and includes individuals and groups of students, as well as student organizations, classes, clubs or athletic teams. A panel consisting of students, educators, law enforcement, and MPY staff will review the entries.

Content Limitations PSA submitted:

  • cannot include copyrighted music (original music is accepted)
  • cannot include clips from movies, television shows or music videos
  • cannot include profane language, nudity, sex, weapons or depict excessive violence
  • cannot reference any commercial product or advertiser
  • cannot have actors wearing clothing with logos or any other commercial reference
  • cannot depict scenes of substance abuse or sexual activity
  • should not identify the school district or town through clothing, signage or logos

*Sound and visuals must be clear

PSAs must be original and directed toward youth. Videos should be inclusive in terms of race, gender, and sexual orientation and should communicate a positive message. Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.

To Enter Electronic (preferred): Upload to Google Drive the video file (Windows Media Video, AVI or mp4 format) along with your signed application (signature of student and parent/guardian is required) and a list of cast/crew members. Submission should be emailed to beth@mpyinc.org.

Mail: Enclose your signed application, a DVD, CD, or USB drive copy of your work, and a list of cast/crew members and mail to: Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc., 467 Main St., Wakefield, MA 01880.

Deadline is April 1, 2020.


Disclosure: All submitted materials become the property of the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. (MPY) and will not be returned. In addition, MPY reserves the right to use these materials for educational purposes. By signing this application, and if the student is under the age of 18, the parent/guardian agrees to the use of any such images submitted. Such educational purposes include, but are not limited to programs sponsored by the above-mentioned agency, print, radio and television media, and posting on the agency website.