CFC-O announces winners of the second annual DODDS PSA contest

The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, the annual workplace giving campaign for the Department of Defense, announced the winners of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Public Service Announcements Contest last week.

This was the second year that CFO-O teamed with DODDS Europe and Pacific and American Forces Network to raise awareness about the CFC-O and to give youth in DODDS a chance to share the campaign’s key messages using their fresh perspective.

“Families play an integral role in overseas communities by supporting the servicemen and women who answered the nation’s call to duty,” said Renée S. Acosta, president and CEO of Global Impact, which manages the CFC-O. “This competition is also a tool to teach the next generation of leaders how they could make a difference in their military communities and around the world.”

The winners of the 2010 contest are:
• First Place: Wiesbaden American High School (Germany)
• Second Place: Seoul American High School (Korea)
• Third Place: Ramstein High School (Germany)

Ryukyu Middle School (Japan) and Wiesbaden High School (for a second video submission) received honorable mentions. To watch the videos online, visit www.

Seventeen schools across the European and Pacific Commands submitted a total of 51 29-second videos that were posted online for a public vote from Oct. 18 to 28.
More than 5,000 viewers and voters responded to the PSA contest. AFN will air the top PSAs later this month.

This year’s CFC-O runs until Dec. 3.

For more information, visit or contact your local area CFC-O representative.

(Courtesy of the CFC-O)