How your teen could win $1500 cash grant

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WTVR CBS 6, in collaboration with Loveland Distributing, is proud to announce the return of NOT4ME — a video contest for high school students aimed at discouraging underage drinking.

The 2017-2018 NOT4ME contest begins on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with all submissions due to CBS 6 by Sunday, Dec. 3.

“CBS 6 is committed to increasing public awareness and the harmful effects of underage drinking,” stated Stephen Hayes, WTVR-TV’s General Manager. “Our priority is to empower and encourage our youth to act responsibly, and this campaign helps support our mission.”

NOT4ME is a fun and meaningful way for students to join talent and technology together. It puts the spotlight on creativity, promotes a positive message to our community and offers a motivating incentive for the first place winner.

Any actively-enrolled high school student in the Richmond Metro Area may enter the NOT4ME contest by submitting an original (20-second) PSA video around the “NOT4ME” theme. Prizes will be awarded to the top two contestants and to the first place winner’s teacher. Plus, the winning video will be broadcast during the Grammy Awards on CBS on Sunday Jan. 28, 2018.

Stay tuned for information about this year’s NOT4ME Kick-Off Event!

NOT4ME For Students | NOT4ME For Teachers | Student Release Form | Official Rules 

2017 Winners

Trey S. from Varina High School won the top prize in the 2017 competition with his video, “I Do It For My Dad.” He scored a $1500 cash grant and his teacher, Lesley St. James, won a $1000 cash grant.

Finalists for 2017:

Aspirations” — Joi B. from Varina High
Good Choices” — Bryan D. from Lee-Davis High
Live” — Mia D. from Manchester High
Snapchat” — Jayla P. from Varina High
I Do It For My Dad” — Trey S. from Varina High

2016 Winners

Jordan Carey on "Virginia This Morning"

Jordan Carey on “Virginia This Morning”

Jordan Carey from Varina High School won the top prize in the NOT4ME video challenge with her video, “My Sisters Keeper.” Jordan scored a $1500 cash grant and her teacher, Lesley St. James, won a $1000 cash grant.

Finalists for 2016:

2015 Winners

Anthony Lofton Jr.

Anthony Lofton Jr.

Anthony Lofton Jr. from Varina High School won the top prize in the NOT4ME video challenge with his video, “Grab Your Future.” Anthony scored a $1500 cash grant and his teacher, Lindsey Martin, won a $1000 cash grant.

Finalists for 2015: