The 2023 Arizona PBS KIDS Digital Video Contest is open to Arizona students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Arizona PBS and Delta Dental of Arizona are asking students to produce a one minute video showing us how their favorite monster or spooky creature cares for their teeth.

Choose your favorite creature, and tell us how they care for their smiles. Whether you choose a vampire, a werewolf or the creature from the black lagoon, they all have different ways to keep their smiles healthy.

This contest is designed to promote healthy dental habits, creativity and the advancement of video skills through hands-on active learning. The format is video only. Entries must be no longer that one minute in length.

All entries must address the theme of dental health for spooky creatures or monsters and include one fact from the Healthy Smile Learning website. All entries are going to be individual, so no teams please!

Prizes will be awarded to the one winning entry from each grade level. The prizes are:

  • Kindergarten: PBS KIDS PlayPad
  • First through Fifth grade: iPad

All the winners will be invited to a special celebration at Arizona PBS after the judging concludes. And each winner’s work will be featured here on our website.

Educators, parents and caregivers can submit entries on behalf of their students, but each entry must have only one creator. Please be sure to include the child’s full name and entry title in the file name when it is submitted.

Please have all entries submitted by October 8, 2023 to make time for judging. We can’t wait to see what spooky surprises will turn up in our mailbox!

Participants will:

  • Submit a one minute video
  • Focus on how spooky creatures or monsters keep their smile healthy
  • Include one dental fact from the Healthy Smile Learning website
  • Submit only original work created by the student

Your entry should tell a story about how monsters take care of their teeth. Some of it will be made up, but you must have at least one real fact about teeth, or oral health care, from the Healthy Smile Learning website. Whether or not you include music, costumes, props or even spoken lines, is all up to you!

Review the official rules, then submit your entry.

If there are further questions about the contest, please email [email protected] or call 855-818-6613.

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View last year’s winners

Visit our 2022 Digital Media Contest page to see submissions from last year’s winners.

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Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1.2 million enrollees and more than 3,500 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for nearly 50 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. Since 2010, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, gave $12 million to support oral health education and disease prevention programs for underserved and uninsured communities across the state. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit