This category is sponsored by:
Information Television Network
Please review the following information prior to developing your PSA.
Open to Florida high school and college students. Video must be 30 or 60 seconds (TRT) or less.
$500 Award. Funds will be awarded to the submitting school.
“Know Difference” Mental Health Category
Submitted projects will be judged on the following set of criteria:
Integration of the motto "Know Difference" in the script
Content (Conveys a message of raising awarness of mental health)
Originality and Creativity (Uniqueness of the approach to the topic)
Structure and Pacing
Music and Sound Use
To begin the process of submitting your Mental Health Awareness PSA project, complete the Student Showcase of Films Online Application. Our system will guide you through the necessary steps to completion.
Main message of the PSA should capture the following:
For too long mental illness has been misunderstood and those suffering with it have been stereotyped and even stigmatized. One of the main reasons for this is because the media, educators and medical professionals are simply misinformed. One way to change these perceptions is to change the way mental illnesses are discussed, which is the ultimate purpose of Know Difference, a mental health awareness campaign launched by Information Television Network. Our objective is to educate and stress the importance of learning the facts about mental illness so that there is no difference between the amount of significance placed on physical and mental health.
We would like the video submissions to encourage engaging dialogues that raise awareness and understanding about mental health issues to help eradicate the stigma of mental illness. Videos could profile people who have personally dealt with or are attempting to help a loved one deal with a mental illness and provide with coping mechanisms on how they are doing so.
Video submissions should incorporate facts on mental health from the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) website at: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers