Seven winners chosen in Cancer Center’s 2016 Obesity PSA Video Competition.
A collaboration between the Department of Communications and the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, the 2016 Obesity PSA Video Competition challenged students in Associate Professor Rick Pukis’ COMT 3220 (Digital Techniques for Television and Cinema) and COMT 4972 (Senior Thesis/Project in TV and Cinema) courses to produce a 30-second public service announcement about the link between obesity and cancer.
Videos were judged on a number of criteria, including creativity, technical skill and overall popularity.
The winning entries are:
- Best Representation of the Theme – “Use Your Fingers, Forks and Feet”
- Best Soundtrack – “Fight Back”
- Most Creative – “Carrot Girl”
- Technical Merit – “Reduce Your Risk”
- Best Cinematography – “[Good vs. Evil]”
- Best Editing – “Truth”
- Audience Favorite – “Links of Life”
Prior to creating a PSA, students participated in a health education session to learn more about the link between obesity and cancer and to establish a base for further independent research. During the production process, students were also encouraged to adhere to the guidelines for avoiding stigmatization set forth by the Society for Obesity’s Weight Bias Task Force.
View all of the 2016 Obesity PSA Video Competition submissions here.