Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Contest: Create Your Own Ad

As part of the Turn Beauty Inside Out campaign, Mind on the Media is holding a Create Your Own Ad contest:

"We're so tired of ads that fall back on narrow, worn-out stereotypes of 'beauty'—that depend on unreal models and lots of makeup, photo retouching and special lighting. Why don't ads show the beauty of being a real person who cares about more than plastic perfection? We think advertisers can do better, and we want you to help us show them how!"

Mind on the Media invites all students age 11-16 to create your own original ads that celebrate Inner Beauty. Inner Beauty is the beauty of action, the beauty of being true to yourself, the beauty of making the world a better place, the beauty of being a good friend, the beauty of standing up for your beliefs and righting wrongs.

First prize is FREE registration to attend the 2007 Turn Beauty Inside Out Girls Leadership Retreat June 27-30, 2007, in Manhattan, NY (value of $380).

Ads must meet these specifications:
TV – A 15, 30 or 60-second public service announcement. Must be submitted on ½ inch VHS tape.
Radio – A 5, 15, or 30-second public service message. Must be submitted on audio cassette tape.
Print – An 8-1/2” X 11” black and white or color message. Original must be submitted. Keep a good copy for yourself.
Web – A banner ad must be a gif file that is 465 x 84 pixels. Or, create a full web page. Submit banner ads by emailing the gif. Submit a web page by emailing the url.

All entries must include the name, age, full mailing address, phone number w/area code, and email address of the creator(s). All contest entries are assumed for publication and become the property of Mind on the Media. All entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2007.

Web entries can be emailed to tbio@mindonthemedia.org. Video, radio, and print entries should be mailed to:
Mind on the Media Ad Contest
710 St. Olaf Avenue Ste. 200
Northfield, MN 55057 USA
Questions? Email tbio@mindonthemedia.org or call 952-210-1625.

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