The American Sleep Medicine Foundation is issuing a nationwide creative challenge to young filmmakers: Tell a sleep story to help us shine a light on the effects of sleep problems. The contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Judges will pick the three best videos that tell a story about the importance of sleep. Winners will receive up to $1,000 to split with their school. The best videos will be used to educate the public about sleep. 

Please spread the word about this opportunity and encourage your teenage patients to enter the ASMF Sleep Story Video Contest!

To enter, students must create a Sleep Story video that highlights the importance of sleep and is between 30 seconds and two minutes in length. Videos must be submitted via email to by May 31, 2013! Contact Laura Bentley at with any questions.

For more information about the Sleep Story contest, including rules and eligibility, visit