Cardiac Arrest Survival Video Contest

The Citizen CPR Foundation and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation have created a Cardiac Arrest Survival Video Contest as part of the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit (CASSummit). The contest is to recognize the best videos aimed at increasing awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and/or recognition of a heart attack, the importance of citizen CPR, and automated external defibrillators (AEDs.)

Videos are reviewed, scored and ranked. The five top-ranked submissions are played for CASSummit attendees during plenary sessions. The winner of the top ranked video is awarded an AED to recognize their efforts and accomplishment.

Contest Rules

  • Videos must begin with a title and may be no longer than 90 seconds in length.
  • File size must be less than 500 MB.
  • The following formats are accepted: AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV (Quicktime).
  • Entrants set up a YouTube account and upload the video here.
  • Emails are sent to with the following information: Title of the video, name of the submitting organization, a name, phone number and email for the primary contact person, and a link to the video.

After the conference, the top videos are featured on the CCPRF and SCA FDN websites, Facebook pages and at

2023 PSA/Video Minute Contest Winners:

First Place: HeartCharged and Greg Page, “Kids Can Bop and Call Push Shock

Second Place: Maurice Trosclair, “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Blues

Third Place: Third Place: Maurice Trosclair, “Grateful

Previous PSA/Video Minute Contest Winners:


First Place: Salem Fire Foundation, “When Seconds Count, Whose Life Will You Save?”

Second Place: Heart Shield, “Practice CPR with 3 Household Items”

Third Place: AHA Training Center Buenos Aires, “Chain of Love”


First Place: LA County Fire Department,“Can’t Stop Compressing.”

Second Place: CallPushShock, You Can Save a Life 

Third Place: SaveStation, The Power is in Your Hands

Fourth Place: Heartbeat NOLA, YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Fifth Place: Salem Fire Foundation, Whose Life Will You Save Today?


First Place: Parent Heart Watch, “What Would You Miss Most?”

Second Place: Parent Heart Watch, The Shocking Truth About AEDs Part One

Third Place: Parent Heart Watch, The Shocking Truth About AEDs Part Two

Fourth Place: PulsePoint AED Meet and Greet

Fifth Place: Project S A V E,  High School Volleyball Player Saved by AED


First PlaceHow to Perform CPR the Michigan Way, submitted by Robert Neumar, MD and Teri Shields, RN, University of Michigan Health System and Save MI Heart

Second PlaceOne Person, One Decision, submitted by Bryan Platz, HeartSafe Coon Rapids, MN.

Other top-ranked entries that were played at the 2015 ECCU Plenary:


First PlaceMeet Tim…Don’t Wait for the Help, BE the Help, by HeartSafe Coon Rapids

Second PlaceHow to Use an AED, by Father-Son Productions

Third PlaceRonny Turiaf’s Story, by Simon’s Fund

Other top-ranked entries that were played at the 2014 ECCU Plenary:


First Place: Magnus and Wilmer from Sweden won first place for their entry, “Stayin’ Alive

Second Place(tie): Max Schweitz Foundation with its entry, “CPR Hero
Second Place (tie): Hawaii Heart Foundation with its entry, “Super Hero

See all of the top-ranked videos for 2012 Here.


First place: “Check, Call, Compress,” submitted by Deirdre Borland, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, Kildare, Ireland

Second place: “Push Hard, Push Fast,” submitted by Jim Foster, Loren Marshall Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska