Creative Sailors Needed for Video Contest

Story Number: NNS130326-03Release Date: 3/26/2013 9:54:00 AM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- As part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Navy is seeking creative and tech savvy Sailors to promote an important message through a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response(SAPR) Public Service Announcement (PSA) video contest, officials said March 25.

The goal of the contest is to promote awareness of SAPR in the Navy, encouraging bystander intervention among viewers, and advocating victim assistance and support. Submissions should incorporate the Department of Defense and Navy Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) themes, "We own it...We'll solve it...Together" and "Courage."

Videos should focus on one of the four Sexual Assault Awareness lines of efforts - Education and awareness; prevention and intervention; victim advocacy and resiliency; or investigation.

Sailors can submit individual and team videos by mail or by uploading to the FTP site through April 19. Criteria for evaluating entries will include storytelling ability, originality, creativity and technical quality. The contest is open to active duty, Reserve and full-time-support Sailors.

The winning submission will be broadcast on Direct-to-Sailor Television and provided to the American Forces Network and Pentagon channel. Contest rules and procedures are posted at

Top videos will be announced in a future Navy news service story.

For more details, official contest rules and entry information read the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Public Service Announcement Video Contest Standard Operation Procedure Standard Operation Procedure, available on

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps. The Department of the Navy is working to aggressively to prevent sexual assaults, to support sexual assault victims, and to hold offenders accountable.

Help raise awareness by joining the conversation on social media using #SexualAssault and #SAAPM.

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