DATE: Feb. 14, 2023
CONTACT: Christine Commerce, Communications Director, Christine@SistersAgainstTrafficking.org
USCSAHT Encourages Students to Educate Teens on Human Trafficking in Video Contest
United States -- Students around the United States will have a chance to display their talent, earn cash prizes and educate other youth about human trafficking in a video contest, “What Would You Do?”
U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is sponsoring the contest to raise awareness, educate and empower students on how to identify and prevent human trafficking. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children saw a 98 percent increase in online exploitation in 2020. Online enticement reports that 78 percent of reported victims were female, 13 percent male and in 9 percent of reports gender could not be determined.
An estimated 300,000 children are at risk of being trafficked in the U.S. USCAHT hopes to prevent these children from falling prey to predators and plans to have other teens empower and educate other youth by delivering that message themselves.
The deadline for submission is March 30. The video can be created by a group, individual or class and must be under 3 minutes in length. No video production experience is necessary to enter. Cash prizes include $1,000 for first prize; second prize: $750 and third Prize: $500.
A panel of judges will review video submissions to vote on the winners. Videos may not include graphic material or foul language and contain the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888. es
U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy to eradicate human trafficking.
For more information or to register for the contest, visit sistersagainsttraffickingfilmfest.com or email Theresa Flores at Theresa@SistersAgainstTrafficking.org