Student Named Finalist in National PSA Contest
Plattsburgh, NY, 5/20/06 - SUNY Plattsburgh student Corey Collins was notified Friday that his :30 second public service announcement was selected as one of five finalists in the Lights, Camera, Action: Future Filmmakers for International Aid contest sponsored by the Center for International Disaster Information. Corey's production, titled Relief, is an animated PSA that was created as a part of a class project for his Advanced Multimedia Design course.
As a student in the recently created Audio-Radio/Digital Media Production major, Corey was excited about the project. With all the catastrophes that seem to hit our planet, I thought it was a good way to let the public know how they can best help when a disaster strikes. Corey is not foreign to award-winning productions. In April he received an Outstanding Animator's Award at the Department of Communication's 2006 Student Recognition Showcase for his Losing Your Head and Bush's Pretzel Logic animated shorts.
Finalist entries for the CIDI contest are posted on the CIDI website, www.cidi.org where the public can vote for their favorite. Professor Tim Clukey, instructor for the course, is asking students, friends and colleagues for assistance with Corey's project. Go to the CIDI website and show your support for SUNY Plattsburgh by voting for Corey's PSA. Corey did a great job with this piece, and what's most telling is that his is the only animated entry. Voting ends on Friday, May 26th and winners will be announced by the end of the month. Besides national recognition, the top three entries in the contest will share $10,000 in prize money.
CIDI launched the contest on March 20, 2006 following a year of international disasters and urgent calls for help from the victims. The CIDI contest targeted U.S.-based university students, seeking their help in creating an educational 30-second television public service announcement to raise awareness for international disaster relief efforts. Based in Arlington, VA, CIDI was created in 1988 and serves as a citizen resource in support of appropriate global international disaster relief.