We are happy to announce our First Annual Pennsylvania PSA Contest for Suicide Prevention in Colleges and Universities.

When a student is in crisis and needs help, they are more likely to talk with a friend. This contest gives you the opportunity to reach out to your peers and help spread a message of hope. Full details are outlined below. Please fully read the contest rules and use the sites indicated as your source of information. We also encourage you to reach out to your school’s counseling department, health center, or suicide prevention specialist.


Here is everything you need to know:

PSA Contest for Colleges & Universities Rules for Submission

PSA Contest for Colleges & Universities Application

PSA Contest for Colleges Flier

(Please consider hanging up the flier or distributing it on your campus)


If you choose to create a PSA featuring the #Bethe1to messaging, below are the images associated with this campaign. For more information, see the rules for submission, and visit bethe1to.com.


#BeThe1To…Be There

#BeThe1To…Follow Up

#BeThe1To…Help Them Connect

#BeThe1To…Keep Them Safe


We look forward to your submissions! 


For more information, or if you have any questions that cannot be addressed by the links above, please contact Rose Milani.


Contest Timeline


Friday, February 3, 2017

All submissions due

Monday, February 13 – Monday,February 20, 2017

PAYSPI Votes on Finalists

Friday, February 24 – Friday, March 17, 2017

Online Public Voting

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Winners Announced

Spring 2017

Winners honored