American Red Cross's Safe in the Sound Video Contest

Safe in the Sound
“Individuals, classes and community organizations have a chance to shine here. Preparedness means something different to everyone, so why not creatively show that?” - Emily Fortman, director of preparedness and community engagement

The American Red Cross is hosting a preparedness video contest for youth, schools, community organizations and adults, as part of the recently launched Safe in the Sound initiative.

Safe in the Sound, a three-year public awareness campaign, is designed to help individuals and communities prepare for every type of disaster. Help make your family, school and community safer by showing them what preparedness means to you. Potential video themes include Getting a Kit, Making a Plan and Being Informed.

Emily Fortman, director of preparedness and community engagement, said the purpose of the video contest is to increase disaster awareness and preparedness measures via a multimedia platform.

“This is a great way for everyone, especially youth, to get involved in preparedness,” Fortman said. “Individuals, classes and community organizations have a chance to shine here. Preparedness means something different to everyone, so why not creatively show that?”

The contest is open to anyone in kindergarten and older who lives, works or attends school in Western Washington.

The best videos will be voted on by the community, and winning videos will receive prizes. Entrants are encouraged to explore safeinthesound.org for video ideas, themes and sample entries.

  • Submission dates: Now through 11:59 PST on Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Community vote: April 1-26, 2013
  • Winners announced: No later than Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • Visit safeinthesound.org or facebook.com/RedCrossSafeinthesound for more information and full contest rules.