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UP! Coalition of Lewis County
Sponsoring 'Don't be a Zombie' Video Contest

July 09, 2020   01:00 p.m.
    Press Release from United Prevention (UP!) Coalition of Lewis County:

    Don’t Be a Zombie Video Contest

    (Lewis County, NY) (07/08/2020) — The United Prevention (UP!) Coalition of
    Lewis County is launching a media contest for Lewis County residents to submit
    their best videos online.

    The “Don’t Be a Zombie” video contest is free to enter and is open to all
    residents of Lewis County. Videos must be 30 to 60 seconds in length and can
    feature teams, youth groups, or individuals.

    There will be a grand prize of $1,000 awarded to the team or individual who
    creates the winning video, $500 for second place, and $400 for third place.
    Videos will also be posted on Facebook where the community can vote for their
    favorite and that winner will receive $500. All videos need to be posted to the
    website no later than 11:59pm on August 6th, 2020 for consideration. Winners
    will be announced at a Red Carpet event to be scheduled in cooperation with the
    Lowville Town Hall Theater in line with the state’s COVID-19 guidelines.

    The videos need to be centered around the “Don’t Be a Zombie” theme and can
    feature safe disposal of prescription drugs, the dangers of underage drinking, the
    dangers of prescription drug use, perception of harm by Lewis County youth or
    likewise. NO videos of marijuana, heroin, or other illicit drug use will be
    considered.  Videos will be judges on creativity, originality, quality, and cohesion
    to the theme. Videos will be used online, and on television as part of the coalition’
    s messaging and promotional material leading up to the Zombie Run in October.

    A full list of rules and a submission field can be found at
    Additionally, anyone interested in creating a video should check out the
    coalition's Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram pages to see example and to get
    information and statistics related to Lewis County alcohol and prescription drug
    use. Cassie Forbus, coalition coordinator can be reached at (315) 376-2321 or at for further questions in regard to the contest.

    The mission of the United Prevention (UP!) Coalition is to reduce the use of
    alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in Lewis County youth by collaborating with
    our community to empower residents to make educated decisions about living a
    healthy lifestyle.