San Francisco (PRBuzz) July 27, 2012 — The Great American NO BULL Challenge is pleased to announce the winner of the first, annual NO BULL Teen Video Awards, an event that celebrates the nation’s teens who stand up and a make a difference. Robert “Austin” Barker took first prize for his anti-bullying short film, “The Formula: A High School Thesis”. Barker attends Copperas Cove High School in Copperas Cove, Texas. Accepting his award, Barker said, “It’s a real rush, coming together to talk about the painful issue with all of the other teens from around the country. With NO BULL, we’ve been able to create a unified community to help parents, teachers, our principles and other kids on how to deal with this difficult issue. Thank you so much NO BULL, it’s an amazing program and opportunity that allowed us to honestly portray what bullying has evolved to become.”
Barker is among thousands of teenagers who wrote and directed hundreds of anti-bullying films during the 3-month competition. He wins a $10,000 production deal, a $5,000 college scholarship and his film will now be entered at the Sundance Film Festival. Other top vote getters are taking home, laptops, GoPro video cameras donated by GoPro and other prizes.
View the eight NO BULL Teen Video Award winners here: