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Dover Police Chief’s Advisory Committee and Dover P.A.L. Partner for Youth Video Contest

The Dover Police Department Police Chief’s Advisory Committee and Dover Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) is pleased to announce the U.N.I.T.Y. (Uniting Neighbors Initiative Through Youth) video contest to engage young Dover residents in crime prevention messaging. 

The Police Chief’s Advisory Committee and P.A.L. developed the idea for the contest with the goal of engaging youth in a digital fashion due to the impact Covid-19 has had on the department’s ability to conduct youth outreach programs and promote crime prevention amongst Dover’s youth population.  The contest will be split into two age/grade groups: Middle School (5th-8th grades) and High School (9th-12th grades). 

Prizes will be awarded to finalists in each age group thanks to generous donations from Excel Business Systems, Westside Carwash, the Psi Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, and a private donation from Joreen Sykes, a member of the Police Chief’s Advisory Committee. 
A minimum of $1,500 in total prize money/scholarships will be divided amongst the winning video creators.*  

More information and contest registration is available at www.doverpolice.org/contest

1:  The video must contain one or a combination of the following messages: 

2:  Videos cannot depict violence, drugs, or illegal activity in any form, including replica/props of weapons, drugs, etc.  

3:  Videos must be 30-120 seconds long

4:  No profanity (or bleeped profanity), inappropriate language, racial slurs, or discrimination.

5:  Videos must be made with original content.

6: Participating students must reside in the Caesar Rodney or Capital School District areas.  Attendance at those schools is not necessary (ie. private school, charter school, home school, County-wide school attendees are eligible).  

7: Prizes awarded to entries involving multiple participants will be divided equally amongst the winning team members. 

8. Deadline for submissions is 3:00 p.m. on April 16th, 2021.

Submissions  will be judged on a majority vote based on:
1: Strength of Message/On Topic
2: Originality
3: Visual Appeal
4: Following all Guidelines
5: Creativity

More information and contest registration can be found at www.doverpolice.org/contest