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2021-2022 School PSA Video Contest

Crime Stoppers of Houston and the FBI Houston Citizens Academy Alumni Association (CAAA) have partnered to host a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video contest for Houston-area high school students. The 2021 – 2022 campaign aims to educate the public about the seriousness of Human Trafficking and bringing awareness to the unfortunate reality students and community members are faced with daily.

In addition to educating both community members and youth about what trafficking looks like in the every day home, neighborhood, and community, the campaign also seeks to inform students and the public on common human trafficking misconceptions as well as how to ask for help and report.

The team PSA submissions should address one or all of these campaign focal points:

  • Education on what Human Trafficking is and/or how it occurs
  • Techniques traffickers use to target, control, and capitalize on victims
  • How students are victimized (online and/or in-person)
  • Psychological, emotional, and legal consequences of victims and offenders
  • How to report Human Trafficking and the importance of advocating for yourself and others

The FBI Houston CAAA is a non-profit organization closely affiliated with, but separate and apart from, the FBI. Prize money was neither solicited, nor controlled, by the FBI.

Educating the Public - What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It involves exploiting a person through force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of forced labor, commercial sex, or both.

  • 1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children
  • 15-17 is the average age of a victim
  • Victims are often hidden in plain sight or do not realize they are being exploited
  • Many adolescents experiencing human trafficking are lured by the false promise of a relationship

Traffickers are not always members of organized crime. They can be:

  • Friends/peers
  • Family members
  • Significant others
  • Employers, etc.

Traffickers use a variety of control tactics to trap vulnerable individuals.

  • Creating dependency
  • Fulfilling needs
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Physical and sexual abuse

A teacher must sponsor high school students who wish to take part. Teams of one to four students must register online by November 5, 2021. They must submit a 45-60 second original video by February 4, 2022.

   Registration Opens – September 29 – November 5, 2021

   Video Submission Deadline – February 4, 2022

   Modified Video Submission Deadline
– February 18, 2022

   Social Media “Likes/Shares” Period
– February 21 – March 4, 2022

   Judges Voting Period – February 21 – March 4, 2022

   Winning Teams Announcement
– March 23, 2022

   Awards Ceremony
– April 18, 2022

1. The contest is open to all Houston area high school students in grades 9-12. Each team will consist of ONE TO FOUR STUDENTS and a TEACHER SPONSOR who will assist the team as needed and be responsible for submitting all contest forms and the video PSA entry.

2. Entries must be 45-60 seconds (including credits) and only contain original and non-copyrighted material. No copy-written music, branded material, logos, etc., may be used without express written permission for the copyright or trademark holder. Please utilize technology to mask logos or names of corporations that may appear in the video, unless specific permission is granted to use logos or company names.

3. All team members must not attempt to include or perform video stunts, dangerous situations, or film at dangerous locations during the production of the video. The Teacher Sponsor will guide teams through the planning and filming / submission process, in order to ensure safety and security for all students involved in the project.

4. The screening committee reserves the right to disqualify any submission for any reason deemed necessary. Submitted videos will not be eligible if they contain or appear to contain:
     a. Profane or obscene material or language
     b. Nudity, profanity, or gratuitous violence
     c. Endorsement of illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse, or any other illegal activity
     d. Derogatory characterization of any person or group
     e. Any copyrighted or trademarked materials without express written consent form the copyright or trademark holder

The FBI Houston CAAA is a non-profit organization closely affiliated with, but separate and apart from, the FBI. Prize money was neither solicited, nor controlled, by the FBI.

Information coming soon!

The FBI Houston CAAA is a non-profit organization closely affiliated with, but separate and apart from, the FBI. Prize money was neither solicited, nor controlled, by the FBI.

Information coming soon!

Registration is opens on September 29, 2021.

Release Forms (Click form name to open)

Registration Form
Parent/Guardian Release 
Actor Release
Media Release
Location Release

YouTube Channel – PSA Video Contest
Click here to visit our YouTube playlist!

If you have any further questions, please contact us at president@fbihoustoncaaa.org or kfrey@crime-stoppers.org.  

2020-2021 Winners #StopSextortion
2019-2020 Winners #ThinkBeforeYouPost

1st place – Cypress Lakes High School – Team Spartan Studios

1st place Cypress Lakes HS Houston Crime Stoppers

2nd place – Robert Turner College and Career High School – Team Turner Video

2nd Place Robert Turner HS Houston Crime Stoppers

3rd place – Montgomery High School – Team Law Enforcers

3rd place Montgomery HS Houston Crime Stoppers

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