Video Contests

Video Contests

Enter the 2017 Contest

The Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF) and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (SCA FDN) are once again holding a public service announcement (PSA) / “Video Minute” Contest as part of the 2017 Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update conference, scheduled for December 5-8 in New Orleans. Join us as we recognize the best videos aimed at increasing awareness about sudden cardiac arrest, the importance of citizen CPR, and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and /or recognition of a heart attack.

Videos will be reviewed, scored, and ranked using a set of evaluation criteria. The five top-ranked submissions will be played for 2017 ECCU attendees during plenary sessions. The winner will be announced during the closing plenary session on Friday, December 8, 2017. An AED will be awarded to the creators of the top-rated video.

See how you stack up. Develop a video and submit your entry by October 23, 2017 to be included. Here's how:

  • Set up a YouTube account. It's free and easy. Sign up here. Check out copyright rules here.
  • Upload your video to YouTube.
  • Send an email to eccuvideo [at] sca-aware [dot] org (subject: ECCU Video Contest Inquiry) . Include the following information: Title of your video, name of the submitting organization, name, phone and email for the primary contact person, and a link to your video.

Contest Rules

  • Videos must begin with a title and may be no longer than 90 seconds in length.
  • File size must be less than 500 MB.
  • The following formats are accepted: AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV (Quicktime).

Videos will be kept on a private playlist until after winners are announced at ECCU on December 8, 2017. After the conference, the top videos will be featured on the CCPRF and SCA FDN websites, Facebook pages and at www.youtube.com/youcansavealife.

It's that easy. Questions? Contact eccuvideo [at] sca-aware [dot] org (subject: ECCU Video Contest Inquiry)

See past winners below.


2015 ECCU PSA/Video Minute Contest Winner Announced

The Citizen CPR Foundation and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation conducted a public service announcement/ “Video Minute” Contest as part of the 2015 Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update, held December 8-11 in San Diego. The organizations recognized the best videos aimed at increasing awareness about sudden cardiac arrest, the importance of citizen CPR, and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and /or recognition of a heart attack.

Videos were reviewed, scored, and ranked using a set of evaluation criteria addressing creativity/originality, participant engagement, awareness potential, and consistency with current emergency cardiovascular care guidelines. The judges included three representatives of each organization. The following top-ranked entries were played for 2015 ECCU attendees during plenary sessions:

The winners were announced during on Friday, December 11.

Bryan Platz and HeartSafe Coon Rapids was named first runner up for One Person, One Decision. The first place winner was How to Perform CPR the Michigan Way, represented by Robert Neumar, MD. Neumar won an automated external defibrillator presented by Paula Lank of Physio-Control.

To view the ECCU 2015 playlist, click here.


2014 ECCU "Video Minute" Contest

2014 ECCU "Video Minute" ContestThe Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and the Citizen CPR Foundation conducted a "Video Minute” Contest as part of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update, June 3-6 in Las Vegas. The purpose of the contest is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest, the importance of bystander CPR and automated external defibrillators, and/or recognition of a heart attack.

Videos were reviewed, scored, and ranked using a set of evaluation criteria addressing creativity/originality, participant engagement, awareness potential, and consistency with current emergency cardiovascular care guidelines. The judges included three representatives of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and three representatives of the Citizen CPR Foundation.  

The following top-ranked submissions were played for 2014 ECCU attendees during plenary sessions:

  1. Act Now!, by Magnus Backstrom
  2. AEDiva, by AED Alliance
  3. CPR Survivor Story, by the Arizona Department of Health Services
  4. Hands Free CPR, by Iridia Medical
  5. How to Use an AED, by Father-Son Productions.
  6. Meet Tim...Don't Wait for the Help, BE the Help, by HeartSafe Coon Rapids
  7. One Way Back, by Father-Son Productions
  8. Ronny Turiaf's Story, by Simon's Fund

The winners, announced on June 6, were:

  • First Place: Meet Tim: Don't Wait for the Help, BE the Help
  • Second Place: How to Use an AED
  • Third Place: Ronny Turiaf's Story

The first place winner, HeartSafe Coon Rapids, represented by survivor Tim Hoffman, received an AED from Physio-Control Corporation and "Push Hard & Fast Here" t-shirts

To watch all videos, see this playlist.


2012 ECCU Video "Minute" Contest 

The ECCU "Video Minute" Contest is a joint project of the Citizen CPR Foundation and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The 2012 videos were reviewed, scored, and ranked by a panel comprised of representatives of both organizations, using a set of evaluation criteria.

The father-son team of Magnus Backstrom and Wilmer Ansgariusson, from Kavlinge, Sweden, won first place in the 2012 ECCU "Video Minute" contest for their entry, "Stayin' Alive."

Tying for second place were the Max Schweitz Foundation with its entry, "CPR Hero," and the Hawaii Heart Foundation with its entry, "Super Hero."

A public service announcement by the Medtronic Foundation, "Heart Rescue Now," came in fourth place, followed by "Crowdsourcing Good Samaritans," by Pulsepoint in fifth place.

The "Official Jennifer Coolidge AHA Hands Only CPR PSA," the "Official AHA Hands-Only CPR Instructional Video," and "AEDiva" by AED Petition Now received honorable mention.

The first place winner received an AED, donated by Physio-Control, along with the SCA Foundation's popular Push Hard & Fast Here t-shirts.

First Place Winner

Magnus and Wilmer from Sweden won first place for their entry, "Stayin' Alive."

To view all winning videos, click here.


2010 ECCU Video "Minute" Contest 

In 2010, we partnered with the Citizen CPR Foundation for our semi-annual video contest. While our previous video contests focused on schools, this one was open to all interested parties. Applicants were asked to submit videos or public service announcements designed to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and emergency cardiovascular care, including CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Winning videos, selected by a joint panel of experts, were announced and aired at the Citizen CPR Foundation's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update in December. Here are the winners:

  • First Place: "Check, Call, Compress," submitted by Deirdre Borland, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, Kildare, Ireland. VIEW
  • Second Place: "Push Hard, Push Fast," submitted by Jim Foster, Loren Marshall Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska. VIEW
  • Third Place: "Save a Life: Learn CPR and Use an AED," submitted by Nancy Jenks, R.N., Hampden Charter School of Science, Chicopee, Massachusetts. VIEW
  • Fourth Place: "Does Your Child's School Have an AED?," submitted by Victoria Vetter, MD, Youth Heart Watch at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Affiliate of Project Adam, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. VIEW
  • Fifth Place tie: "CPR Rap," submitted by Mordy Mandell, Educational Poetry, Brooklyn, New York. 
  • Fifth Place tie "Parent Heart Watch," submitted by Martha Lopez-Anderson, Parent Heart Watch, Fort Worth, Texas. VIEW

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The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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