'You Gotta Do Something!' Video Challenge

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As Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month continues, we want to highlight a way youth can share how they would respond to relationship violence.

The “You Gotta Do Something!” Youth Video Contest asks young people under age 21 to finish telling the story of Rob and Ashley, a fictional couple who get into a fight at a party. Youth enter the contest by watching a 14-minute video about Rob and Ashley on YouTube before creating their own video to show what happens next.

Young people must be sponsored by a youth worker or teacher to enter. Winning teams receive a set of educational films written by teens and filmed by professionals, or a gift certificate. The deadline to enter is noon Eastern on February 28, 2013.

The event is sponsored by Scenarios USA, which uses writing and film to promote youth leadership and advocacy, and co-sponsored by the Healthy Teen Network and Futures Without Violence. Entries will be judged based on the strength of their message and their creativity.

Read the full contest description and guidelines.

Later this month, we’ll share advice from experts on how you can recognize signs of possible dating abuse, and what you can do to help.

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