Submit Internet safety video & win $10K

A contest conducted by Trend Micro in partnership with Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely and Identity Theft Resource Center will award $10,000 to the person who can create the best short video on Internet safety. There are four additional awards of $500 each.

Anyone in the U.S. or Canada that is 13 or older can submit a short video (up to 2 minutes) to What's your Story, about an aspect of Internet safety. To qualify, your entry must focus on one or more of these topics: "Keeping a good rep online", "Staying clear of unwanted contact" (including dealing with bullies), "Accessing (legal) content that's age-appropriate," and "Keeping the cybercriminals out" (computer security issues like identity theft, scams, spam, viruses, and other bad stuff).

I'll be one of the judges in my capacity as co-director of ConnectSafely.org. Trend Micro provides support to ConnectSafely and the other partner non-profit organizations.

Although the contest is open to adults, teens are especially encouraged to enter. We really want teens to participate because they, more than adults, can develop messaging that will resonate with fellow teenagers.

The deadline for this contest is April 30th. There are more details in my CNET News story about the contest.