Department of Business and Professional Regulation Holds Press Conference Announcing "WhyNot?" Spring Break Video Contest Winners
March 9, 2009
WHO: The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
WHAT: 2009 “Why Not?” Spring Break Video Contest Press Event Announcing Winners
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Press Center, located at 336 E. College Ave., Tall, Fla. 32301
TALLAHASSEE—Generation Y’ers from near and far submitted videos for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s 2009 “Why Not?” Spring Break Video Contest. On Wednesday, March 11, Secretary Charles W. Drago, along with partners and prize sponsors, will announce the three winning videos that best share the message of why not to drink this Spring Break. The first, second and third place videos will be unveiled at the press conference, and winners will be present to receive their prizes and recognition. Winners will be available for interviews.
The “Why Not?” contest provides a peer-to-peer platform for underage youth, ages 14 to 20, to address underage drinking during Spring Break. No taxpayer money was used on this campaign. Prizes have been made possible through partnerships with the Florida Retail Federation, Charmer Sunbelt Group, and Tri-Eagle Sales. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the Florida Retail Federation $1,000 gift card to Best Buy; the Second Place Winner will receive the Charmer Sunbelt Group $875 gift card to Best Buy; and the Third Place Winner will receive the Tri-Eagle Sales $250 gift card to Best Buy. All winners will have their videos posted on the DBPR Web site, MyFloridaLicense.com.
The mission of the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco is to keep alcohol and tobacco out of the hands of underage persons, to ensure that licensed establishments are in compliance with the laws and rules regulating the industry in Florida, and to collect taxes and fees related to these industries. ABT is housed within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.