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The 2017 Media $500 Video Contest is Live!

Secondary students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District are invited to compete in this year’s Media $500 Video Contest! Students have the opportunity to compete for $500, $250, and $100 cash scholarships in this contest that asks them to show others how they cope and thrive… even when life gives them lemons.



  1. Read the contest instructions.
  2. Make your video.
  3. Complete the entry form.
  4. Download, print and have your parent/guardian complete the waiver form. Scan or take a clear picture of the completed form and email it to
  5. Upload your video to Google Drive and share with
  6. Attend the Film Screening & Award Ceremony on April 18 at Goleta Valley Junior High School on April 18 at 6:30 with your parent/guardian and friends to vote for your favorite video and find out if you will win!!

Good Luck!

The 2017 SafeLaunch Media $500 Video Contest Is Accepting Submissions

The Santa Barbara Unified School District and SafeLaunch Healthy Futures Present the 2017 Media $500 Video Contest
How I Cope… What I Do When Life Gives Me Lemons

Open to all Santa Barbara Unified District secondary students, this year’s contest challenges teens to create 1-5 minute videos showing how they rise above life’s challenges in positive, healthy ways.

Running from March 1 to April 4, Santa Barbara Unified School District secondary students are invited to compete for $500, $250, and $100 cash scholarships. The contest is sponsored by Santa Barbara Unified School District, Paradise Cafe, DCH Lexus of Santa Barbara, Marborg, Beachside Bar Cafe, TVSB, and Deckers. The film screening and award ceremony will take place at Goleta Valley Junior High on April 18 at 6:30pm. Go to for more information.

Parent Workshops Offered in Santa Barbara

In collaboration with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, SafeLaunch is offering Parent Weekend Workshops in Santa Barbara to provide families with effective, research based strategies for helping loved ones who are struggling with a substance use disorder or addiction. Click the image below to sign up.

The cost of the the four hour, 2-day workshop is $80 per person. The workshops will be run by respected parent recovery coach Cathy Taughinbaugh.