2014 Ending the Silence Judging Form


Dear Judge,

The entry you are judging is a 60 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) video in the “Ending the Silence of Mental Illness” category. Applicants have been told that the “Must Have’s” are:

  • A positive message that focuses on how peers can help each other. (Acknowledging that stigma exists is important, but what we want to see are positive solutions to the problem of stigma; participants were asked to be careful not to dwell too much on the problem.)
  • A focus on people aged 13 ‐ 24.
  • Sensitivity to racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation and gender differences, with all individuals realistically and respectfully depicted.

In advance, we appreciate your time.

Judging Form

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