JANUARY "Big Bowl Vote 2020" (Prevention Action Alliance)

The Big Bowl Vote is a nationwide survey of young people about the ads they see on the Super Bowl. The teens who participate in the Big Bowl Vote rate the ads they remember seeing and share why they like or remember those ads. Every year, ads for alcohol have rated highly, if not at the very top, of teens’ favorite ads.

What do Skittles and Budweiser have in common?

Millions of people, including millions of teens, watch the Super Bowl and its ads with brands ranging from Skittles and Doritos to Budweiser and Miller Lite.

Spending time together as a family and cheering on your favorite team can be a time for good family bonding, but it may come at a cost.

Studies show that alcohol advertising increases the likelihood and the amount of drinking by young people. And alcohol companies know that.

That’s why they spend tens of millions of dollars each year advertising their products on sports programming, especially college sports.

Unfortunately, the alcohol ads we watch during the Super Bowl contribute to underage drinking throughout the entire country.

We at Prevention Action Alliance created the Big Bowl Vote to raise awareness about the appeal these ads have with children and urge parents and those who work with youth to teach our young people to be aware of how advertisers try to manipulate them.

By teaching our kids to analyze ads and how they affect us, we can reduce the impact they have on our young people and reduce underage and binge drinking.

This year, we’re doubling our commitment to media literacy so we can better prepare those who work with youth as parents, teachers, and professionals as well as the youth themselves for a world where companies advertise addictive, age-restricted products to youth.

We’re making the survey easier to administer and tally, and we’re expanding the questions to get students thinking about how advertising influences them.

So please consider joining us for the Big Bowl Vote on Monday, February 3, immediately after the Super Bowl.

Submission Instructions: 

Participating in the Big Bowl Vote is simple:

  1. Sign up for emails about the Big Bowl Vote.
  2. Download the 2020 BBV Playbook at https://preventionactionalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Big-Bowl-Vote-Playbook.pdf
  3. Watch Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, February 2, 2020.
  4. Administer the Big Bowl Vote survey on Monday, February 3, 2020.
  5. Send us your results by the end of Tuesday, February 4 or use our upcoming Google Forms survey.


To Get Your Points:

1.  Click "Submit Your Points" at this website.

2.  Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY.

              Tell us about the activity you completed:

              Describe the activity that was completed including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo.

             School: Select your high school   

             Which Activity did you complete? Select the activity completed.

             If you don't know, leave this field blank and we'll do our best to sort it for you!

             If this event may fall in to more than one activity you may select only one

             If this activity does not fit any activity listed then submit it for “BONUS POINTS”

             Your Email: Enter your email

             Your name: Enter to identify yourself as the submitter.

             What documentation do you have? 

             Students must be included in ALL documentation.

             Upload your school's photo(s), video or other documentation of students involved in the activity.  

             Please upload photo(s) right-side-up.

             Attachments to add a file

             Enter a YouTube URL to submit a video


             All individuals pictured have read and agree to the photo release.


             I am over the age of 16

             I am under the age of 16 and I have completed the Parental Consent Form

             How would you rate this activity? 

             How many students were engaged by this activity?

3.  Share photos and video to school social media sites  

            Facebook     #ReduceTeenCrashesDelCoOH

            Twitter         @ReduceOHCrashes 

            Instagram    @reduceteencrashesdelcooh


*Note - Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year. 

*Note- Points for all award levels will be counted instantaneously,

but the Silver Award will not be granted until a participating school has earned the Bronze Award!