NAMI Wisconsin is launching its second Video Contest for interested students and youth. The first video contest was a success in 2013, with students from schools around the state submitting videos addressing stigma and dispelling myths around mental illness. These videos are available to view at namiwisconsin.org/infofair2.cfm.
This year, NAMI Wisconsin is seeking video submissions that aim to illustrate the many ways that mental illness affects us. Videos should depict the 2014 conference theme of “how perspective makes a difference.” Through the use of a personal story, our perspective is unique. If we personally experience mental illness, are a family member, friend, neighbor, teacher, woman or veteran, our diverse knowledge, beliefs, culture, and therefore our perspective, are unique.
Video submissions must
- Be developed by Wisconsin high school or college students
- Address the topic of diversity of experience with mental illness
- Run 5 minutes in length or less
- Be submitted to NAMI Wisconsin by April 1st 2014
- Be completed by 1-3 students
- Include a registration form
Video submissions are due by April 1. The top videos will be available for open viewing and voting in order to select a grand prize winner. The top 12 videos will be featured on the NAMI Wisconsin website as an Info Fair for the months of September & October 2014.The top three videos will then be screened at the NAMI Wisconsin annual statewide conference in Appleton May 2-3, where the grand prize winner will be recognized and awarded their prize. The grand prize video will be used as a part of the statewide publicity campaign around mental illness awareness week 2014.