The contest is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA) and the Massachusetts Association of Safety and Fire Educators (MaSAFE) to:
- Promote burn safety
- Teach students the dangerous, life-long consequences of misusing fire
- To counter incorrect and incomplete information about fire and burns on the Internet
The contest is for 9 - 12th grade Massachusetts students.
Contest entries for 2018 are due January 11, 2019. The winners will be announced in March, 2019. Contest entry, rules and scoring rubric.
- 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
School that offer communications classes that include the design and creation of media productions are encouraged to promote the contest through independent or group assignments. Contest entry, rules and scoring rubric.
Information for High School Teachers
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.
Fire educators can encourage high schools to participate in the contest.
Congratulations to all 2017 participants. 28 teams from eight high schools submitted entries. All the entries were creative and interesting.
- First place: The Extinguisher Superhero from a Millis High School team.
- Second place: The Chirp from a Masconomet Regional High School team.
- Third place: The Fire Safety Squad Rap from a Millis High School team.
- Honorable mentions: 3 teams from Melrose and Millis High Schools.
Awards were presented to students and teachers by State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Ron Meehan from the Mass. Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA), and Capt. Rick Tustin, president of the Mass. Association of Safety and Fire Educators (MaSAFE) in a ceremony at the Shriners Hospital for Children® — Boston.
See more winning videos on our YouTube channel.