I am honored to be part of this campaign for GLSEN, helping to educate audiences on the power of words and their impact. These PSAs are the perfect creative platform to encourage individuality and increase awareness and I am excited to watch them -Brett Ratner
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) is a national educational organization working to ensure schools are safe and respectful for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN and the Ad Council launched the "Think Before You Speak" campaign to educate straight teens about the prevalence and consequences of anti-LGBT bias and behavior in America’s schools. To date, the campaign has included TV, radio, print and online ads featuring Hilary Duff, Wanda Sykes and NBA Phoenix Suns’ players Grant Hill and Jared Dudley.
GLSEN and the Ad Council are inviting artists to submit a public service announcement that reflects and encourages the theme of “Think Before You Speak.” Submissions will be judged by Brett Ratner, Tom Ford and Evan Bernard. The winner of the PSA competition will receive an award presented by Brett Ratner at GLSEN’s Respect Awards in Los Angeles.
One winner will be selected by GLSEN, the Ad Council, Brett Ratner, Tom Ford and Evan Bernard. The winner will travel to Los Angeles where they will be honored at GLSEN’s Respect Awards and presented with an award by Brett Ratner. Airfare and accommodations to be provided by Brett Ratner. The winning recipient will also receive an honorable mention from Brett Ratner and exposure on his social media channels.
One runner-up selected by GLSEN will receive an honorable mention from Brett Ratner and will have their submission featured on his social media channels.
The highest voted artist will receive an honorable mention from Brett Ratner and will have their submission featured on his social media channels.
Submit by: May 30, 2012
Vote: May 31, 2012 10am PST- June 6, 2012 10am PST
Winner Announced: June 21, 2012
Click 'Get Started' to review the guidelines and submit your work.
GLSEN, The Ad Council, Brett Ratner, Tom Ford and Evan Bernard will choose the winner from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.