Video contest aims to educate minors on Tacoma's curfew law

Did you know Tacoma has a curfew law? As part of an awareness campaign, the City of Tacoma, in partnership with Hemisphere Design and Marketing, is hosting a video contest. The contest is an opportunity for young people to use their creativity to tell the world about Tacoma’s curfew, which prohibits minors (persons under the age of 18) from being in public places between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. The contest starts July 27 and submissions are due by Aug. 31, 2011. Entering is as simple as being under the age of 18, uploading a video to, submitting an entry form at and having friends and family vote for the video. Submissions will go through an approval process, and those that have appropriate content will be posted on the Web site. From Sept. 6 through Sept.15, the public can vote for their favorite video. Contest winners will be determined by the number of votes received. First place will receive $500, and second place will receive $150. Contest rules and instructions can be found online at .