LOS ANGELES – High school students in Los Angeles County have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a short film or video on the impact of gun violence.
It’s part of the second annual Tony Borbon Youth Scholarship Video Contest, presented by the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles and the Violence Policy Center in Washington. D.C.
“In light of the increased national attention on the issue of gun violence, we want to give high school youth in Los Angeles County a platform to share their experiences and offer solutions,” stated Daniel Healy, director of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles.
The contest is open to all high school students in Los Angeles County. Students are invited to submit films or videos that explain how gun violence hurts their communities, as well as the positive actions that can be taken to reduce gun violence. Films/videos should be three minutes or less and should follow the contest rules.
For more information on how to enter the contest or for contest rules, visit http://www.vpcgla.org/videocontest/.
Entries are due by Monday, August 1.
The video contest winner will receive the $1,000 Tony Borbon Youth Scholarship and will be honored at the Violence Prevention Council’s Angel of Peace Awards on Sept. 21. The runner up will receive $500.
The scholarship is named after Tony Borbon, a firefighter and activist who helped establish the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles and dedicated his life to preventing violence.