Attention all LATINO Students
Endowed by the Leslie Ebert Memorial Fund & WRTC
$3,000 – First prize scholarship
$1,500 – Second prize scholarship
$500 – Honorable mentions – Three to be awarded
You can make a huge difference in your community, give hope and save lives. Encourage people in your community to give the gift of a lifetime by becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor.
Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm.
Create a video no longer than 2 minutes including ALL of the elements below, fiction or nonfiction, in English, Spanish or Spanglish.
- Explore and debunk one or more myths and misconceptions that surround organ, eye and tissue donation. (i.e. “I am too old to be a donor,” or “the doctors will not try to save my life if I’m an organ donor.”)
- Explore and explain the facts and statistics (i.e. “More than 119,000 people await a life-saving gift”).
- Create a call to action (i.e. “Organ donation gives hope and saves lives. Sign up today at www.BeADonor.org.”)
To get the facts about organ, eye and tissue donation, please click here
There are many resources that will provide you facts and statistics about organ, eye and tissue donation, we encourage you to compare them to this website for accuracy.
Rules and Eligibility:
Participants must follow ALL competition rules. All students must be a graduating Latino high school senior or Latino college student in the D.C. metropolitan area to participate. Click on links below for full details.
Panel of Judges (90%) – All videos will be judged based on video quality, creativity and originality, effective communication of myth(s) and fact(s), persuasiveness to take action and register, adherence to competition topic, and use of and citation of correct information.
Public Voting (10%) – Public voting entails the number of “likes” and comments your video received on Facebook from April 14 – April 30, 2014. Scholarship winners only will be notified on or about May 16th, 2014.
The videos will be judged by an advisory panel consisting of judges selected from interested WRTC volunteers and staff members. WRTC will have 2 Flip cameras available for students that don’t have access to a video camera. Students will be required to sign a document that will ask them to return the camera in the same condition it was provided. WRTC has a student guidebook online WRTC guide.
Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) does not collect personal information from website visitors (e.g. www.BeADonor.org or www.donante.org). Numerical data (e.g. number of visitors to the website or a particular page) are collected for statistical purposes only. Students who submit video entries will not be enrolled to receive extraneous emails and/or solicitations of any sort. Only scholarship winners will be contacted by the staff of WRTC. Scholarship recipients should note that their name, home town, high school, college institution the student plans to atteend, prize amount and winning video will be listed on WRTC’s website and may also be used in other promotional materials (e.g., in WRTC newsletters, press materials, and WRTC social media sites such as the Done Vida Facebook page). Any photos submitted by the students or taken during an official in-person presentation of the scholarship may also be included in WRTC promotional materials.