HensonFuerst Expands Annual Bicycle Safety PSA Contest

March 21st, 2011

David Henson presenting prize to last year's winner, Terrell Grice

The HensonFuerst Bicycle Safety PSA Contest is back—and better than ever! The members of the law firm are again challenging North Carolina students to use their imaginations and create videos about the importance of bicycle safety. And for the first time, a second age category is being added to the contest. In addition to the contest for students in grades 9 to 12, a second contest welcomes students in grades 6 to 8.

Last year’s winner, Terrell Grice, received a Mac laptop for his outstanding entry and donated it to his video production class, known as The TAG Crew, at Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville. “We’ve been using the laptop for more videos, public service announcements, educational bits, and more,” said Grice, who hopes to attend the New York Film Academy and to someday produce feature-length films.

More Categories and New Rules

This year, the contest is expanding to include two age categories: grades 6 to 8 and grades 9 to 12.

Students who want to enter a public service announcement (PSA) should make their video 29 seconds long and address the importance of bicycle safety. Entries must be submitted no later than Monday, April 18. They will be judged on students’ abilities to analyze the topic and produce a quality video.

Look Mom—I’m on TV!

Prizes will be given to the students who produce the first-place entries in each age category. The winning students can choose between Apple MacBooks with movie-making software OR $1,500 gift cards to a local electronics store. The winning students’ schools also will receive monetary donations. Of the two winning entries, one will be selected to air on local television during May.

To see a complete list of rules, watch last year’s entries, and vote for your favorite videos, visit www.LawMed.com/contest/.