PSA and Poster Projects

2018-2019 PSA & Poster Projects

“Be a Voice, Not an Echo”
-Albert Einstein

This year’s theme for the 2018-2019 Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Poster Projects is “Be a Voice, Not an Echo.” Every day, students are faced with the challenges and may choose to be a bystander or may choose to be a leader. It is easier to be voiceless, but it takes courage to stand up and be a voice instead of an echo. This theme is to encourage students to step up and speak up and make their schools and communities better places to live and learn.

Possible topics for this year’s theme include:

  • Be a leader, not a follower
  • Take bold steps
  • Do what you think is right
  • Be guided by your own values  
  • Use your voice to create a positive change

Poster Project
Students from elementary, middle and high schools are invited to submit original Posters and Public Service Announcements (PSAs). All students who attend schools that are members of Middlesex Partnerships for Youth (MPY) are eligible.

The Poster Project has three divisions – elementary, middle and high school. The deadline for submission is January 25, 2019. Posters must be one page and submitted electronically. Each poster must have a title.

Public Service Announcement (PSA) Project
There is one division for Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and all students who attend schools that belong to Middlesex Partnerships for Youth (MPY) are eligible to participate. Videos must be original and be between 30 and 60 seconds long, each PSA must have a title. The deadline for submission is May 4, 2019.

Click here for the Poster Project Submmission Forms

Click here for PSA Project Submission Forms

2018-2019 PSA & Poster Project
"Be A Voice, Not An Echo"
“Be A Voice, Not An Echo” -Albert Einstein


Elementary School:
Winner: "Be Guided By Your Own Values," by June Crowley, Johnson Elementary School, Nahant
Honorable Mention: "I Believe in Me," by Anna Schuemann, Johnson Elementary School, Nahant

Middle School:
Winner: "Be A Voice, Make A Difference," by Teresa Whitfield, Dedham Middle School
Honorable Mention: "Speak," by Mariah Frazier, Butler Middle School, Lowell

High School:
Winner: "Let Your Voice Be Heard," by Cassandra Kuechler, Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School
Honorable Mention: "Create the World," by James Lyons, Framingham High School
Honorable Mention: "Take Bold Steps," by Emily Rios, Lowell High School

Past PSA Project Winners:

2018 Be the Change:  Be the Change – Everett High School

2017 Challenge Yourself Be Resilient: “Keep Going” – Somerville High School

2016 Write the Story You Want to Tell: "Defeat Stress” - Somerville High School

2015 I'm Worth More: "What Happened to Being a Princess" -- Somerville High School

2014 Community Involves You: "Take Time to Get Involved" - Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Westford

Past Poster Project Winners

2018 Be the Change: "HUMAN," - Bre Gutheil, Nashoba Valley Technical High School (High School Winner)

2018 Be the Change: "Make it Happen," -  Ava Desario, Trahan Elementary School, Tewksbury (Elementary School Winner) 

2017 Challenge Yourself- Be Resilient: Smooth Seas, – Melanie Hennessey, Minuteman Regional Technical High School

2016 Write the Story You Want to Tell: "Self Confidence,"  - Cheyanne Thistle, Nashoba Valley Technical High School

2015 I'm Worth More - "Dominos," Tristan Khim, Nashoba Valley Technical High School

2014 Community Involves You - “CommUnity Involves You,” Melissa Medina, Greater Lowell Technical High School