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


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can participate in the 2014 Take Action Video Contest? All Ohio high school students in grades 9–12, who have not previously won the Take Action Video contest and who are not immediate family members of employees of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office or the Ohio Council on Economic Education, may participate. Only team members may receive prizes.
  2. How many teams can enter from a school? There are no limits to how many teams may enter per school. Each student may only compete on one team.
  3. How many members can be on a team? There are no limits to the amount of students on each team. If a team wins, the scholarship prize will be divided equally among the individuals.
  4. Do we need a parent or teacher advisor? Each individual/team must choose either a parent or teacher as their advisor. The advisors can give direction, but may not contribute to the development or creation of the video. Be sure to include your advisor’s name and contact information in your email entry.
  5. How can we use the resources listed? The purpose of this competition is to help students enhance their knowledge of consumer rights while learning to recognize scams. Teams are encouraged to seek out and utilize any of the resources listed on the resource page. Students are not limited to these resources and are encouraged to do additional research.
  6. Do we have to use the topics listed? Yes, students are required to choose one of the topics listed under “Video Topics and Descriptions.” Any off-topic videos will be disqualified.
  7. How are the winning teams chosen? Ten finalists will be selected by a group of panelists. The top three finalists will be selected by a larger committee using similar guidelines.
  8. What can we win? The first place team will receive a $2,500 scholarship; second place will receive a $1,500 scholarship; and the third place team will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Scholarships will be divided among team members. (Example: If the first place team has two members, each team member will receive a $1,250 scholarship.) The winning videos may be aired on the Attorney General’s website and/or throughout Ohio. A special event may be held to recognize the winners. Winners and finalists also may be recognized during National Consumer Protection Week in March 2015.
  9. How do I submit my video? You must submit your video via YouTube link by Friday, December 12, 2015, to Lindsey.Wilson@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov. Review pages 2-3 for more information.
  10. What forms do we need to submit with the video? Entries need only include the information listed under “Create an Email Entry.” Should you be selected as a Top 10 finalist, you will be required to complete the application form, photo/video permission form, and copyright and trademark agreement; those forms will be provided when you are notified of being a finalist.
  11. What is the deadline for submitting the video? All videos must be submitted by email to Lindsey.Wilson@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov by 11:59 PM EST, December 12, 2014.
  12. When will the finalists be notified? Top 10 finalists will be notified in January 2015. The top three finalists will be notified in February 2015.
  13. How do I receive the scholarship? Winning teams will be provided a certificate of financial award with instructions to present a tuition invoice to the Ohio Council on Economic Education.

© 2015 Ohio Council on Economic Education