The rules of the contest — which started on Monday, April 2 and runs until April 16 — only state all videos must be in good taste, be 3 minutes or less and taken outside of school hours.
All videos must be submitted to Fairfield School Resource Officer Kevin Harrington by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The top five videos will be posted on the city of Fairfield’s Facebook page for public voting.
Maynard said the goal for this contest is to help students to “make this a prom they won’t forget, not a night they will regret.”
Deb Neyer, with the Fairfield Prevention Coalition, said they hope to get a lot of students to participate because “it’s a good time to be aware of your actions and not get into trouble.”
Fairfield schools spokeswoman Gina Gentry-Fletcher said district officials “appreciate” the partnership with the police department and the Fairfield Prevention Coalition “and embrace this great idea.”
“Engaging our students in this project will give them ownership in seeing that they and their classmates make smart and safe decisions on prom night,” she said. “We can’t thank the Fairfield Police Department enough for this learning opportunity.”