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DBPR Student Unlicensed Activity PSA Contest

About the DBPR Student Film Contest

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The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is the state agency responsible for licensing and regulating many professions throughout the state, including Florida architects. Preventing unlicensed activity is one of the Department’s top priorities because it takes jobs away from licensed professionals and could put consumers at serious risk.

As part of its efforts to combat unlicensed activity, the Department is joining the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects to launch a public service announcement (PSA) film contest for architect students. Students are encouraged to create a short video about unlicensed practice of architecture & the risk of using non-architects in building design. Cash prizes will be available to the students who create the winning videos.

DBPR and AIA Florida are asking Florida architecture students to create 30-second videos to inform the public of unlicensed architecture, as well as to teach how easy and important it is to use only licensed architects. Submissions in English or Spanish are welcome.

How will the videos be used?

The winning video will serve as a component for the DBPR 2013 “Unlicensed Activity” public awareness campaign. The Department will feature and promote the top videos on its website and social media channels.

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