As cycling continues to grow in our community, more instances of bicycle-related accidents are a real possibility
Rocky Mount, NC (PRWEB) February 17, 2009
HensonFuerst is giving local teens the chance to make their directorial debuts by hosting a video public service announcement (PSA) contest in eastern North Carolina this spring. The mission of the PSA contest, which focuses on bicycle safety, is to help young people make a difference by giving them the chance to express their feelings while addressing issues important to teens.
"As cycling continues to grow in our community, more instances of bicycle-related accidents are a real possibility," attorney Thomas W. Henson Jr. said. "Understanding the importance of proper riding skills, traffic rules, and helmet safety are key elements in keeping everyone on the road safe and accident-free."
High school students (grades 9 to 12) can enter 28- to 29-second video PSAs addressing the importance of bicycle safety. The PSAs will be judged on students' abilities to analyze and discuss the topic and produce a quality video.
The student who creates the winning PSA can choose between receiving a Mac laptop computer with movie-making software or a $1,500 gift card to an electronics store; the winning student's school will receive a $500 donation; and the winning PSA will be aired on television, the HensonFuerst Web site, and My PSA Contest's Web site. Entries are due Monday, April 13, 2009.
To learn more about the contest, find resources to help students get started, and vote on your favorite videos, visit LawMed.com/contest.
HensonFuerst, P.A., is a North Carolina-based law firm specializing in catastrophic injury, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and mass tort cases. For more than 30 years, the lawyers at HensonFuerst have represented those injured by the negligence of others. With successful multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements throughout the state of North Carolina, the team of 10 lawyers and 25 staff members at HensonFuerst offer considerable experience and resources for their clients. The members of the firm recognize the importance of giving back to their community and have sponsored Hope Blooms, a community-based garden program to promote and provide awareness regarding cancer research and survivorship as well as to aid in the fight to eradicate cancer. For more information about the firm, visit HensonFuerst.com.