safe haven School Video Contest

Contest Rules

School Video Contest Overview


Infant Abandonment does not have to happen-

The ultimate goal of A Safe Haven for Newborns is to eliminate newborn baby abandonment in Florida thru education, prevention and community involvement. The video contest will increase awareness at all participating middle and high schools (public and private) in Florida as to the options offered by the Safe Haven for Newborns Law and Program.

Public awareness is saving lives.


Any Florida student in Middle School or High School (public and private) may apply. Students must be at least 13 years of age to enter a video in this contest.  Schools can have more than one individual/group enter the video contest.  However, only one group can be responsible for each video.  In addition, the students producing the video must all be from the same school. A completed video release form must be completed (include all participants in the group) and emailed to A Safe Haven for Newborns.


Video entries are due by  January 31st. The winner will be announced on February 28th.


All participating students will receive 100 community hours upon successful submission of their video, per the contest rule and guidelines. You will receive an official document via email from “Safe Haven” confirming your awarded community service hours

In addition to earning community service hours:

  • The video will be placed on our web site and on our social networks.
  • Each individual will receive an individual certificate of appreciation.
  • Each individual will become a valued member of “Safe Haven’s” student advisory council.
  • Each individual will participate in a Pizza celebration in your community, hosted by “Safe Haven”.

Video Format

The  videos should be in television commercial format- either 30 or 60 seconds in length.  Videos longer than 60 seconds will not be accepted.   The video can be staged as a short play, commercial, news broadcast, talk show, music video, animation, documentary, etc. Be creative.

Video Topics

Students and groups can submit only one video.  Only one person/group can claim responsibility for each video.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • the importance of A Safe Haven for Newborns
  • a message to a pregnant girls
  • how the community can get involved in our cause
  • a personal story of how A Safe Haven for Newborns effected someone
  • a commercial to raise funds to support A Safe Haven for Newborns
  • visit our homepage for links to data and information about these topics.

Submitting Your Video

To submit, e-mail the video along with the following information and entry form to .

  • Your Name(s)
  • School Name
  • Contact Number
  • E-Mail Address
  • Name of Video
  • Brief Description of Video
  • Length of the Video

You will receive email confirmation of our receipt of your submission.


A panel of A Safe Haven for Newborns judges will choose the winner!

Entries will be judged on a 1-5 scale for each of the following categories:

  • Creativity and Originality
  • Video Filming and Editing Skills
  • Ground Breaking/Newsworthiness
  • Relevancy to A Safe Haven for Newborns
  • Persuasiveness

School Video Contest Guidelines

Any Florida student in Middle School or High School (public and private)  may apply. Students must be at least 13 years of age to enter a video in this contest.

Groups of no more than 10 students from the same school or individual students can produce a video with the assistance of a teacher only serving as an advisor. However, only one team can be responsible for each video. Schools can have more than one individual/team enter the video contest. No professional assistance can be provided to produce this video in any manner.

Each entry must be the original work of the student or group of students submitting the video. It may not contain copyrighted material, such as popular songs, magazine cutouts, music videos, etc…, unless permission has been granted for its use. Use of copyrighted material without permission automatically disqualifies the entry.

Absence of parental or guardian approval can lead to disqualification from participating in this contest.

Entry of your video in the contest gives the A Safe Haven for Newborns the right to reproduce and display the video and stills from the video for promotional and educational purposes. We will acknowledge all your hard work.

School sponsor is required and is a condition of eligibility.

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