Welcome to the Academic Integrity PSA Contest!
Character.org will be assuming the administration of the Academic Integrity PSA Contest and creating a national competition. Please contact Arthur Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Academic Integrity PSA Program is a video production contest available to all Connecticut secondary students with the goal to increase student awareness and commitment to academic integrity. All registrations must be sponsored by a school faculty member or a recognized school club adviser.
Registration for the contest is open from June 1 and closes on January 27, 2021. Once registered, students will have until Wednesday, March 3, 2021 to write, shoot, edit and submit their academic integrity PSAs.
Prior to recording their PSAs, student directors are required to complete the online PSA Consent Form for their entire production team.
Students and faculty are encouraged to view the brief PSA Judging Guide video that explains the contest judging criteria and highlights the need to focus PSAs on values that support academic integrity, such as honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness and perseverance.
The contest places a greater priority on increasing the awareness of the values supporting academic integrity as opposed to the negative consequences of cheating. Although the latter is useful, the aspirational goal of values supporting academic integrity are more inspiring.
We welcome those outside of Connecticut to use any resources here to replicate the program in their own school or region.
All submissions should be positive, innovative and original work of students to promote the importance of academic integrity.
PSAs submitted to the contest are forwarded to judges for scoring. Most of our judges are professional videographers and work in industry or media and volunteer to score contest PSAs. We seek to have each PSA scored by two or more judges. Scoring is completed in March and PSA scores are averaged and ranked with results announced during the first week of April.
Our PSA Program concludes each year with a Celebration Dinner for the video producers, their teachers and family. Pictured above are the PSA contest winners
that attended the 2019 celebration.
The student director and representative video team members of the top three PSAs are invited, along with two guests and their teacher to attend a Celebration Dinner, which is usually hosted on the first Wednesday in May and where the winning videos are screened.
To register for the 2020-2021 Academic Integrity PSA Program , Connecticut teachers may click on the "Register Here" button in the right column and complete the online form. Registration closes on January 27, 2021.
SEE is a non-sectarian 501(c)3 education organization that obtains most of its financial support from public and foundation grants, fees for services, and gifts from those who support ethics in action. SEE is not affiliated with any religious organization and does not espouse or represent any specific religious belief. SEE is grateful for funding from the Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation for the start-up of this program.
About the PSA Contest
PSA Judging Guide and Scoring Rubric
Consent Form (to be completed by Student Director)
PSA Submission Steps
Director's PSA Submission Form