Posted Monday, September 13th, 2010

The Morris County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers Program is sponsoring a video contest for the county’s high school students called “Madcap Challenge: Make a Difference – Catch a Perpetrator.”

The video public service announcement can be based on any topic that deals with Crimestoppers, the program that allows the public to deliver information anonymously to law enforcement. A tip that leads to an arrest or indictment entitles the caller to a cash reward.

The objective of the video is to let students know that help is available if they see suspected criminal activity or become a victim of crime by using the anonymous tip lines 973-COP-CALL (973-267-2255) or 1-800-SHERIFF (1-800-743-7433).

Videos must be 29.5 seconds in length. A video must be clearly marked with the name of the submitter and must be e-mailed by November 1 to [email protected]

Judges will select six winning entries. Each winner will receive $500 and will have the opportunity of reproducing his or her video in a state-of-the-art production facility for airing on TV and other outlets in the county.

Entries will be judged on creative content. Technical requirements, suggested video topics and other contest details are available on the Crimestoppers Web site, by clicking on Madcap Challenge.