Teens have until February 20 to enter the 2017 Sleep Recharges You High School Video Contest. Sponsored by the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, the contest invites teens to make and submit a creative video about the importance of sleep.
Up for grabs is a first-place prize of $1,000
– split evenly between the winning student and his or her school. A second-place prize of $500 and a People’s Choice prize of $250 also will be awarded.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teens should sleep 8 to 10 hours
per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health. However, CDC data
show that 69% of U.S. high school students report sleeping 7 hours or less on an average school night.
Motivate your peers to get more sleep by submitting a creative video. Entries should be between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length. Your video can be serious or funny, dramatic or quirky. Judging criteria include message relevance and accuracy. Videos also will be judged on originality and overall quality.
Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on February 20, 2017
Get complete details about the 2017 ASMF Sleep Recharges You High School Video Contest
on the ASMF website. Need some inspiration? Learn more about the Sleep Recharges You
campaign and take a look below at the three winners of the 2016 Sleep Story contest: First Place
Andrew Zwijack won the first-place prize for his video, “Inside a Sleep-Deprived Mind.” He was an 11th grader from Hickory Hills, Illinois. Second Place
Juan Lopez won the second-place prize for his video, “Sleep Deprivation.” He is a 12th grader from Franklin, Tennessee. People’s Choice
Erin Cummins won the People’s Choice prize. She was a 9th grader from Natick, Massachusetts. The People’s Choice winner was chosen by the general public through online voting.