Do you have what it takes to go national?

Every year, the USAID Center for International Disaster Information hosts a nationwide, annual contest in which students are asked to harness their creativity to produce a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that demonstrates why cash donations are the best way to support international disaster relief.

Here’s a quick overview of the contest.

Previous winning PSAs have reached well over one billion people and have been in more than 150 media markets, including top markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington and Boston. Winning broadcast PSAs have aired during episodes of Family Guy, NCIS, America’s Got Talent, Young Sheldon, Dateline NBC, The World Series, The Bachelor, NFL Football, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, among others. Winning print and digital image PSAs have been featured in the Washington Times, Washingtonian Magazine, Forbes, Rolling Stone, The Boston Herald, St. Louis Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Philadelphia Life and the Arizona Republic, to name a few.

This year, for the first time, we are happy to announce that some winning PSAs will have the opportunity to be seen on streaming services, such as: Roku, Apple TV, Disney + and others.

Students should submit entries that illustrate how to donate responsibly when supporting relief efforts overseas.