Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Student Scholarship Video Challenge 2011

Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (formerly the Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation) is pleased to announce its 2011 Student Scholarship Video Challenge!

The challenge is an opportunity for graduating Grade Twelve high school students to think critically about gambling issues relevant to youth. To apply, students must create a 3-minute video that debunks a common gambling myth: "It's easy to make money playing poker."

Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia will award Student Scholarships to the top applicant(s) in two categories. For team submissions, the scholarship will be equally divided among the teams' members:

• Judges' Choice - $2,000* CAD - A panel of judges will select their top video pick based on pre-selected criteria

• Viewers' Choice - $2,000* CAD - All videos will be available for viewing online at The video with the most 'likes' at the close of the Video Challenge will be deemed the Viewers' Choice top video pick!

The Video Challenge deadline is May 27, 2011, at 4 p.m.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email and encouraging your friends and family to visit and for more information and application instructions.
Please direct any questions to Jen Wheatley, Communications Officer, at or 902.424.2147 (toll free at 1.866.424.0963).

Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) is a not-for-profit, arms-length government organization that encourages and supports an independent response to gambling harm in Nova Scotia. By providing an opportunity for youth to research and dialogue about gambling, GANS is helping to realize its vision for Nova Scotia: Individuals, families and communities free from gambling harm.

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