Dr. Julie Heath

University of Cincinnati

225 Calhoun St. #370

Cincinnati, Oh 45219

Phone # 513-556-1653


Dr. Betsy Hedler

The Ohio History Connection

800 East 17th Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43211

Phone # 614-297-2538

Email: OhioCEE@gmail.com



Create a 60-second video on consumer scams, cybersecurity, or identity theft and enter the Ohio 

Attorney General’s Take Action Video Contest for the chance to win college scholarships. 

Choose an Advisor

A teacher/parent must advise and be responsible for the supervision of the student(s) but must not 

create the video for the students. All communication will be sent to the teacher/parent advisor by U.S. 

mail and/or email.  Guidelines PDF

Create a Video 

  • Videos must encourage viewers to report consumer fraud to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office  by calling 800-282-0515 or visiting www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov. 
  • Videos cannot be longer than 60-seconds. Points will be deducted for every 2 seconds over. 
  • Videos should motivate consumers to fight back against consumer fraud by providing at least three consumer tips for staying safe. 
  • Videos should be creative by including a theme or storyline. 
  • If statistics are included, they must include references. For example, “More than 26,000 consumer complaints were filed in 2013, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.”
  • Any music used must be licensed under the Creative Commons License or be an original musical work created by the student. If neither licensed under the Creative Commons License nor an original musical work, the student must submit a grant of permission from the Copyright owner to use the music.

Click here to view resources. Guidelines PDF 


  1. Identity theft
  2. Cybersecurity privacy and safety 
  3. Online marketplace scams
  4. Business or government imposter scams

    Additional Information on topics can be found at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/TakeActionContest

Upload an “Unlisted” Video to YouTube

1. Visit www.YouTube.com to sign in and upload your video. 

2. During the video uploading process, select “Unlisted” under “Privacy Settings.” Videos submitted 

without the proper privacy settings will be disqualified. 

3. Copy and paste a link to the “unlisted” video in your email entry. Double check to make sure the 

link is correct!

Create an Email Entry

Students must submit videos by email to Lindsey.Wilson@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov before 11:59 PM 

EST on Friday, December 12, 2014. To be eligible, the body of the email must include all of the following: 

  • Contestant name(s)
  • Title of video
  • YouTube link to “unlisted” video
  • If your video includes music, submit either (1) a link to the website from which you downloaded 
  • the music or (2) a grant of permission from the Copyright owner to use the music.
  • School name
  • School address (including city, state, and zip code)
  • Advisor name(s)
  • Advisor’s email address
  • Advisor’s telephone number 
  • If you have selected a parent advisor, please list the parent’s home address (including city, state, and zip code).

    The top three winning individuals or teams will receive the following prizes:
  1. First place: $2,500 scholarship
  2. Second place: $1,500 scholarship
  3. Third place: $1,000 scholarship

    To Learn More visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/TakeActionContest or contact Lindsey Wilson at Lindsey.Wilson@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or call at 614-387-3415.

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