COVID-19 student PSA winners announced

Earlier this fall, New College’s Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence invited students to create dynamic video Public Service Announcements (PSAs), sharing effective COVID-19 health practices and information with the campus and the larger Sarasota community.

Congratulations to the winners! Click here to watch the videos.

A committee of New College staff and students reviewed the submissions. Competition winners received cash prizes: $500 for first prize, $300 for second and $200 for third. The winning PSAs will be shared with local media, businesses, schools and colleges.

Topic ideas included (but were not limited to):

  • Proper hand washing and disinfecting strategies
  • Guidance on managing stress during the pandemic
  • Signs and symptoms of COVID-19, and who to contact for support/testing
  • Dos and don’ts of social distancing
  • Local support resources
  • Other information beneficial to the Sarasota and Manatee communities

The PSAs were required to include data from the Multicultural Health Institute (MHI) community dashboard or the CDC website, as well as the MHI hotline number.