Sex Ed Video Contest!

A group of organizations is holding a contest for the best short video by a young person. The contest focus is: Why is sex so interesting and sex ed so boring? There are already some movies submitted to the contest. You can watch them!

Here’s the text describing the contest:

Using digital video technology, tell us what your Sex Ed experience was like OR tell us how you would redesign Sex Ed for the future.

Was sex ed at your school a total drag or did you love it? If you had your choice, would you want a personal robot tutor or an online game you could play with other teens to learn about sex and its consequences?

A dynamic group of progressive organizations is hosting a digital video contest with two themes to choose from:

Theme 1. Share your sex ed experience so far. Show us how and why it sucked or rocked.

Theme 2. Redesign how sex ed should be delivered. Imagine that anything is possible.

Make a video with either theme and submit it through DoGooderTV by December 31st, 2007. First place wins a $3500 scholarship to the educational institution of your choice (or cash equivalent); second place wins $1000 cash; and third prize is your choice of a Nikon P5000, a Nintendo Wii or an iPhone. Content and creative vision will be weighed more heavily than production quality. Voting begins on January 4, 2008. Film makers must be between the ages of 15-30.

Video finalists will be featured at the Sex::Tech Conference: Focus on Youth, an Inaugural STD/HIV Prevention Conference about youth and technology, January 22 – 23, 2008 in San Fransisco, CA at SFSU’s Institute for Next Generation Internet.

See the contest website for official rules and details.

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.