YouthCam - Student PSA Contest

 voter reg logo

NOTICE - The deadline for this contest has passed. No more new submissions will be taken.

This Public Service Announcement (PSA) video contest is for high school students and is designed to promote voter registration and voter turnout at the polls, especially among young voters, in Travis County. The contest is open from March 30 to Sept. 21, 2016.

The contest theme is “Register. Be Counted. Vote!” and entrants must use the already developed logo (either the square or horizontal version) in their productions.

Prizes will be awarded on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar where the winning entries will be shown on the big screen, beginning at noon.


There are three English categories and three Spanish categories. First place in each category will receive $300; second and third place winners will receive $100 each. Other prizes include gift certificates, film society memberships and camera drones. Go to the Prizes page for a complete list of prizes.

You may enter either the English or the Spanish contest in the following categories:

  • 60-second commercial
  • 30-second commercial
  • 15-second commercial

You may have one entry in each category. However, you may enter any submission— in English or Spanish— into “The People’s Choice,” a category that will be decided by popular vote. Only first prize will be awarded in this category to the top vote-getter and the prize is your own private movie theater experience where you can fill up the seats with family and friends, compliments of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Sample PSAs

You may review previous public service announcements on voting on the Travis County Tax Office You Tube Channel. Among the many voter registration PSAs, be sure to watch these (which were developed for another project called Move the Vote):


If you have questions, submit them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Watch the voter registration video. Learn about voter registration. Information on elections and voting.

Contest Partners

YouthCam – Student PSA Contest is a collaboration of the Travis County Tax Office – Voter Registration Division; Travis County Clerk Office – Elections Division; League of Women Voters of the Austin Area; Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas; Austin Film Society; Precision Camera & Video; Lockout Austin; Texican and Café 1626; Univision; and KVUE-TV.