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Event Time and Date

Monday, February 6 2017, 12:00 AM to Tuesday, March 7 2017, 11:45 PM

Make an original and creative video that discusses mental health issues affecting college students.


Video submissions will be accepted by film amateurs and experts alike.


First place prize: $500

Second place prize: $200

Third place prize: $100


Submission Start: February 6th, 2017 (opens at midnight)

Submission End: March 7th, 2017 11:45 PM

Winner's Announcement: April 20, 2017

Video Showcase: Suicide Prevention Week 2017


Basic Eligibility

-Open to University at Buffalo undergrad & grad students.

(Student employees & trainees of  UB Counseling Services and Accessibility Resources are NOT eligible.)

-Enter by yourself, or team up with up to 4 other students (5 people total)


Video Eligibility & Judging Criteria

  • Video MUST be 2 minutes, or less
  • Video MUST be published to YouTube, MUST be published privately, and submitted through the “UB Counseling Services & Accessibility Resources Video Contest Submission” form on UB Linked
  • Submission may be by individual (1 student) or as a group (up to 5 students total)
  • Video pertains to mental health issues and the college population
  • Video must provide film credits (students names), but DO NOT caption your video. Accessibility Resources will caption the winner’s videos.
  • Video decreases stigma, increases awareness, and educates the viewer
  • Video is creative & original
  • Video quality: audio and visual should be easy to hear and see for viewers.
  • Choose “best quality” as an option when publishing your video to YouTube.


For more information, click on the following documents:

“Q&A for Video Contest” document

“Mental Health & College Student Statistics” document

“Rubric” document

Links for “Sample Video”

Sample Video 1

Sample Video 2

Sample Video 3


All video submissions will be property of UB Counseling Services and Accessibility Resources.  

To upload your submission please fill out the form here!




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