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High school students invited to create bear-awareness video for FWC contest

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Media contact: Diane Hirth, 850-410-5291

High school students interested in conserving the Florida black bear and raising public awareness about bears are invited to create a 1-minute video.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is extending the deadline in its 2011 Florida black bear public service announcement (PSA) contest. Launched in May, the FWC-sponsored contest now has a deadline of Nov. 18.

High school students participating in the contest will use their creativity to inform Floridians about black bears, so people can live without human-bear conflicts in their communities.

The winners' videos will be posted online at MyFWC.com and YouTube.com/MyFWCvideos. Winning entries also will be submitted to television stations in Florida for possible airtime. There will be other prizes as well.

For more information, email BearContest@MyFWC.com or visit MyFWC.com/Bear.



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