Video Contest for Stroke Awareness

The winning submissions of the 2018 Video Contest for Stroke Awareness are:

Please check back in for information about our 2019 contest.

2018 Contest Submission Information


Through this annual video contest, eligible students can help educate the general public about how to recognize stroke symptoms and the importance of calling 911.

The contest encourages students to use their creativity and develop their skills.


Awards will be distributed to each school in the following amounts: 

  • First place award $1,000

  • Second place award $700

  • Third place award $500

Eligibility and Official Rules 

  • Middle and high school students (grades 6 - 12) from schools in northern Michigan. 

  • Submitting students must have a sponsoring teacher. 

  • Video submissions must be able to convey within 30 seconds the stroke awareness the B. E. F.A.S.T message and call 911 message. 

  • Video submissions must be no longer than 30 seconds. 

  • Only original work is eligible for submission and must not infringe on any third party’s proprietary rights. 

  • Winners agree to transfer ownership of their entry to Munson Medical Center. 

  • Content, language choice, and dress must be appropriate for all audiences. 

  • Opening slide must have the following information: title, names of team members or individual, sponsoring teacher. 

Winning Submissions

Winners will be chosen by a juried panel and announced during National Stroke Month in May 2018. 

The jury will consist of Munson Medical Center staff members who are stroke experts, along with marketing and communications professionals. They will determine which submissions best convey the signs and symptoms of stroke and the urgent need to call 911. 

Winning submissions may be used in a regional awareness messaging campaign.

Registration and Submission

Submission Deadlines

Submissions began January 8, 2018.

Deadline is April 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm.


Please use the American Stroke Association and/or National Stroke Association websites to get accurate information about stroke.

For more information, please contact Christine Peplinski by email or call 231-392-0974.