Students make videos to help reduce underage drinking

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Prizes were presented on Thursday, May 26, to winning high school students who participated in the 2016 Maine Spirits Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign.

Representatives from The Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations (BABLO) and Maine Spirits presented the prizes to students at Winthrop High School and Old Town High School in Hallowell, Maine (US).

The first-place winning video was awarded $5,000 to the students’ high school and prizes were also awarded for second and third place.

First place was awarded to Lukas Grube and Fantasia Perez from Winthrop High School with a video titled, “The Call”. As you can imagine, every parent’s worst fear is getting a call that something has happened to their child. The winning video can be seen here:

Second place was awarded to Derek Barclay and Libby Nason from Old Town High School with a video titled “Happy Birthday” and third was awarded to Alex Blackie, also from Old Town High School; his video was titled, “Preventing Underage Drinking”.

In February, BABLO and Maine Spirits launched the contest that invited Maine student to create 30-second videos that address the danger of underage drinking. A total of 19 videos were entered in the contest.

This is the first campaign of its kind from Maine Spirits and BABLO. The winning videos from this collaborative project will be used as PSAs on social media and local programming. Maine Spirits and BABLO look forward to sponsoring this campaign again in the future, a statement said. – PRNewswir

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