Updated: KSAT Community launches PSA campaign contest to advocate against teen dating violence - Postponed due to COVID-19

Winning entry will receive a cash award for $500 and class party for the winning student(s)


KSAT COMMUNITY and partners University Health System, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union have a long history of serving the community through service projects, and we are launching a campaign with local schools in the San Antonio area. With our partners and the City of San Antonio, we will host a Student Video PSA Contest, which will provide a student’s perspective on Teen Dating Violence.

Simultaneously, the City of San Antonio has launched a public education campaign entitled “Love Is…” inviting residents to identify healthy relationship behaviors and to seek help if they or a loved one is experiencing abuse. Collectively, the initiatives will bring awareness to a delicate topic.

The KSAT Community PSA Contest invites interested students in any academic discipline to produce a twenty-second (:20) PSA describing how students can encourage their peers to advocate against teen dating violence in their schools and communities.

The deadline for submitting videos and competition entry forms is April 23, 2020.

How to submit an entry

Please send all materials to KSATCOMMUNITY PSA Video Competition using one of these two options:

· Upload your Video PSA to YouTube and send a link with the entry form to vyoung@ksat.com,


· Submit your Video PSA via WeTransfer at www.wetransfer.com and submit to vyoung@ksat.com

Each school may enter one (:20 seconds) Video PSA per school-sanctioned class or program.

All eligible videos from local schools will be uploaded onto KSAT.COM and will be judged by KSAT12 viewers. The top 5 PSAs which receive the most viewer votes will be presented to the KSAT COMMUNITY Board, who will then select the winning PSA. The winning video, and select others, will debut on KSAT12’s Good Morning San Antonio morning news with an appearance by the students and staff who took part in the winning entry.

Winning entry

The winning entry will then air from June 1, 2020, through September 1, 2020, on KSAT12/ABC, KSAT.com, KSAT social media sites, MeTV and KSAT’s YouTube channel. The city will also show the winning PSA at events in conjunction with the “LOVE IS…” campaign. The winning entry will also receive a cash award in the amount of $500 and a class party for the winning student(s).

The submitted PSA must feature a message inspiring teens to do the right thing in combating teen dating violence and to say something if they see something. The PSA should be creative, original, and should educate and inspire. The PSA should also provide resources teens can access such as national, state and local hotlines, city organizations, non-profits, or school resources. The PSA must be “PG” (no foul language, nudity, exceptional violence). We welcome your support and participation in this video PSA contest which will reflect positively on your school. This will also be a valuable experience for students who have a media interest, and we encourage your schools to place this year’s contest in their class or group curriculum.

Please distribute the following information for a fun and educational opportunity to the appropriate departments at one of the schools under your jurisdiction. Contest rules and forms are also available on our web site at www.ksatcommunity.com.

If you have any questions regarding the contest rules, guidelines or any other concerns, please contact KSAT12’s Special Events Coordinator, Victoria Young at vyoung@ksat.com.