Central Talent Can Get The Message Out And Win Big

Wednesday - September 17, 2008
By MidWeek Staff
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There’s still time for Central Oahu’s public middle and high school students to enter the statewide Health and Wellness Message video contest sponsored by Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

“Hawaii is a melting pot of creativity, diversity and talent,” explained the health center’s CEO, Richard Bettini. “We hope that this contest will allow students to demonstrate just how talented they are while positively influencing the health and wellness of our communities.”

Students have until Sept. 30 to submit applications for intent, and until 4 p.m. Nov. 3 to submit their videos in one or more categories with themes of children’s, teens’ women’s or men’s health. Co-sponsor AlohaCare added three more specific categories: “Pinking of You” (breast cancer awareness and self-examinations), Childhood Obesity and Early Immunization.

“Judging will be based on the content, impact, creativity and quality of the video’s images and sound,” said Candy Suiso, program director of Waianae High School’s Searider Productions, a sponsor of the competition. “This is a great opportunity for multimedia students to showcase their work and attain statewide, and possibly national, recognition.”

Finalists will receive cash prizes ranging from $200 to $1,000, and selected videos will be shown in WCCHC’s five waiting rooms across the state as well as at other community health centers in Hawaii, the Pacific and on the Mainland.

AlohaCare also will broadcast several entries as a part of its yearlong TV and web campaign. Submitted videos also will appear on Olelo Community Television as public service announcements.

To download an information packet, visit http://www.wcchc.com. For more information, call 697-3457.

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