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High School Burn Awareness Video Contest

This annual contest for Massachusetts high school students promotes fire safety and burn prevention.
Burn Awareness Video Contest

The Department of Fire Services' annual Burn Awareness Video Contest is co-sponsored by DFS, the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA), and Shriners Children's. The contest is geared toward Massachusetts high school students with the goals of promoting burn safety; teaching young people about the dangerous, lifelong consequences of misusing fire; and countering incorrect and incomplete information about fire and burns on the Internet. The contest is for Massachusetts students from grades 9 to 12.

Video requirements:

  • From school-sponsored communications courses or sponsored extra-curricular groups
  • 1 - 3 minutes long
  • About burn prevention 
  • Well researched
  • May not show risky or unsafe behavior
  • Educational and informative
  • Teachers or faculty sponsors must review and approve all storyboards before filming begins

Local fire departments and schools that offer communications classes are encouraged to promote the contest through independent or group assignments.

The contest addresses learning standard components (Gr.9-10) SL.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, (Gr. 11-12) SL.11-12.5, and W.11-12.6 of the Massachusetts Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy.

The 2024-2025 contest will be announced later this year.

Past Winners

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