(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded high school students that the deadline to enter the 2012 Take Action High School Video Contest is Friday. The contest, announced in September, is a chance for students to inform their peers about consumer scams and to win scholarship funds.
"This is a great opportunity for Ohio's high school students to use their creativity to help us educate consumers of all ages," Attorney General DeWine said. "I encourage students across the state to enter this annual contest."
Any Ohio high school student may submit a 60-second video on the importance of being aware of and avoiding various consumer scams. Entries may come from individuals or teams of two students. Videos must be submitted no later than Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Winners will be announced in early 2013.
The top three winning individuals or teams will receive college scholarships in the amounts of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively. The winners will also be featured on the Attorney General's website.
In their videos, students need to encourage their peers to be savvy consumers and avoid scams using one of the following topics:
Ways to avoid a scam
Online marketplace scams
For more information, official rules and eligibility requirements, or to submit a video, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/TakeActionContest or call 800-282-0515.
Dan Tierney -- 614-466-3840
Mark Moretti -- 614-466-3840