2016 Youth Video Contest

Capture what you think youth need to know about alcohol, drugs, gambling, and healthy living

1st Prize

$500*

2nd Prize

$300*

3rd Prize

$200*

*Winners will have their choice of gift cards to vendors that sell concert tickets, electronics, and movie passes.

Capture what you think youth need to know about alcohol, drugs, gambling, and healthy living in a 30 – 90 second video and you could win! Contest open May 6 to October 26 to all Manitoba residents 18 years of age or younger. Three unique entries are permitted per person or group of up to five. Winners will be announced during Manitoba Addictions Awareness Week November 14 – 20, 2016.

Looking for ideas?

Here are some examples of topics your video could cover on What Youth Need To Know about alcohol, drugs and gambling.

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Making healthy choices

  • Healthy alternatives to using alcohol, drugs or gambling
  • How can setting goals around things like sports, school and volunteering help you to make healthy choices
  • Keeping balance in your life

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Knowing the risks

  • What are the risks for youth with using alcohol, drugs or gambling
  • Risks of driving when high
  • Dangers of mixing substances
  • The dangers of not knowing what you’re taking (e.g. pills)
  • The importance of not leaving drinks unattended at parties or in public places

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Staying safe

  • How to stay safe at parties or other situations where there might be alcohol, drugs or gambling
  • The Recovery Position
  • Resisting peer pressure to use alcohol, drugs or to gamble
  • How to reduce harms associated with alcohol, drugs or gambling and stay safe

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Getting help

  • How to help a friend who has a problem with alcohol, drugs or gambling
  • Where youth can turn to for help when substance use or gambling has gone too far
  • People youth can talk to
  • How do I know when my alcohol, drug use or gambling has gone too far
  • Signs of a substance use or gambling problem
  • What you can do if affected by a family member’s use of alcohol, drugs or gambling
  • When times get tough, talking (to an AFM counsellor) can help
  • Youth Should Know what AFM Youth Services can do for them
  • How AFM can help

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Public perceptions

  • Unhealthy messages in the media (advertising for alcohol and gambling; glamorizing unhealthy choices)
  • Stigma around problematic use of alcohol, drugs or gambling and how we can turn that around – it is a sign of strength, not weakness to ask for help