SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon unveiled the winners of the 2013 Second Annual “Bye Bye Bullying” Video Contest on Tuesday, December 3, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office. The bullying video contest was open to all contestants attending middle or high school in San Francisco. Various themes tackled cyber bullying, effects of cyber bullying and how to prevent cyber bullying.
“Cyberbullying has become a part of every young person’s life affecting 56 percent of teens,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “The ‘Bye Bye Bullying” video contest inspired young people all over the city to find their voice and educate their peers to think critically, interact responsibility with technology, and be part of the solution.”
More than 40 videos were submitted for this year’s contest. Videos were critiqued on presentation, creativity, educational approach and the overall message conveyed. Judges included Renel Brooks-Moon, Radio personality and public address announcer for the San Francisco Giants; Cheryl Jennings, News Anchor for ABC 7 News; San Francisco Youth Commission Mia Tu Mutch, and Jason Brock from “The X Factor.”
This year’s winning videos were:
1st place – “Part of the 13 Millions”
Lillibelle Liang, 9th grade, Lincoln High School
2nd place – “A Brief Intro to Cyberbullying”
Christopher Pang, 12th grade, Galileo High School
3rd place – “Love Hate Make the Right Choice”
Wallenberg High School
Allison Talker, 11th grade
Amy Johnson, 11th grade
The first place winner won a $250 gift card from Zendesk. Second place was awarded a Jambox Classic and the two third place winners won a signed baseball from the San Francisco Giants. All entrants into the video contest will be treated to a celebration to be hosted by Spotify and Zendesk on Monday, December 9.
The “Bye Bye Bullying” contest is apart of the District Attorney’s Truancy Initiative to keep kids in school. Those looking for more information can visit www.sfdistrictattorney.com. Participants in the contest, in addition, to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office also included, San Francisco Unified School District, Zendesk, SF Giants, Common Sense Media, James Hall Photography, United States Department of Justice, Filipina Womens’ Network, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Bay Area Video Coalition, Twitter, Facebook, and Zynga.
By LaDale Anderson