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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 and Winning entries also will be submitted to television stations in Florida for possible airtime. There will be other prizes as well.

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