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Statewide video contest for Middle and High School students

The Second Annual “Talk to Your State Senator” Statewide Video Competition is now accepting applications from Middle and High School students.

According to state Sen. Bob Mensch, several laws related to improving school safety have recently been enacted and several more are being proposed but we want to hear the voice of your students! "As legislators, we often turn to experts to advise us and provide background on various policy issues when we are creating new laws," Mensch said. "Students in Pennsylvania schools are in a unique situation and face the pressures of being a teen in the 21st Century. You are an expert. Therefore, we want students to share their thoughts and advise us and share their ideas with us to help keep them safe!"

The contest is open to Pennsylvania students in grades 6-12 and will be judged in two categories:

Middle school, grades 6 – 8

1st place - $2500

2nd Place $1500

3rd place $1000

High School, grades 9 – 12

1st place - $2500

2nd Place $1500

3rd place $1000

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is providing $10,000 in prize money. Money will be awarded through the TAP 529 Account program in the PA Department of Treasury and will be deposited into an account in the winner(s) name.

For more information on the contest, visit http://www.legis.state.pa.us/talk-to-your-state-senator/