Nebraska Cures announces its second annual teen public service announcement (PSA) competition designed to promote science and engage in science advocacy.  This year the competition will coincide with the Nebraska Science Festival which runs April 1-30.  The competition theme is the “Climate & Health Challenge.”  The competition challenges teens to create and share PSAs on social media that educate about the impact of climate change and extreme weather on physical and mental health. 

“Being able to effectively communicate science can be a challenge.  Many scientists struggle with it,” said Executive Director Amanda McGill Johnson.  “We want to engage students to sharpen their communication skills while providing a valuable service to the community.“

Entries can be made in three categories: pictures, infographics and short videos (60 seconds or less). Entries can be made on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter and must use #ClimateHealthChallenge and either #NebraskaCures or tag the organization.  $50 prizes will be awarded in each category.  Winners will be announced in early May.

Participants must be 13-19 years old and live in Nebraska.  Additional details and a full list of rules are here.