Attorney General announces 2016 Take Action Scholarship contest


COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the start of the eighth annual Take Action Video Contest, which gives Ohio high school students a chance to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships.

“This contest helps high school students learn about consumer protection while competing to earn money for college,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Students can work together in groups or enter as individuals. I encourage high school students throughout Ohio to participate.”

To enter the contest, Ohio high school students (grades 9 to 12) must produce and submit a 60-second video warning Ohioans about one of the following topics:

  • Imposter scams
  • Cybersecurity privacy and safety
  • Importance of checking your credit report

The deadline to submit a video is December 9. Winners will be announced in March 2017 during National Consumer Protection Week.

The top three winning individuals or teams will receive college scholarships of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively, and their videos may be featured on the Attorney General’s website.

Official guidelines and promotional materials are available at Teachers and administrators are encouraged to print out and display a copy of the 2016 Take Action Contest flier in their schools.

Last year’s winning videos also are available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

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