LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The winners of a video contest aimed at raising awareness about sexual assaults on college campuses have been announced.
The contest, #VoiceofJustice, challenged students to create 30 second videos that would engage Kentucky college students and campus communities during April’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The videos also informed students about the 24/7 free and confidential Sexual Assault Hotline, 800-656-HOPE. The contest was presented as a partnership between Kentucky’s Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs.
A panel of survivors and victim advocates selected the video “Stand with us” as the overall $500 video prizewinner. Students enrolled in Dr. Emily Bonistall Postel’s 400-level sociology course at the University of Kentucky submitted the video, and students Trent Patrick and Raenah Hawkins led the production team.
The video, “We all need to speak up,” produced by Western Kentucky University SGA and co-produced by students Sam Kirby and Student Body President Jay Todd Richey, won the $500 “Viral Video” award by receiving the most views on Attorney General Andy Beshear’s YouTube page.
3/21/17 4:25 p.m.
#VoiceofJustice video contest to raise awareness of sexual assault
Kentucky’s Attorney General Andy Beshear is partnering with the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs to help raise raise awareness about sexual assaults on college campuses.
On Tuesday at University of Kentucky, Beshear announced that the initiative is taking the form of a video contest called “#VoiceofJustice.”
Videos will be posted on the Attorney General’s Office YouTube channel.
The video earning the most views wins $500.00 cash. A second winner, also receiving $500.00 will be chosen by an expert panel.
All submissions should be in by April 1st.
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