USA Network’s public service campaign, Characters Unite, has partnered with R&R Partners Foundation’s Flip the Script to launch the “Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge,” a contest for middle and high school students to submit anti-bullying campaign ads.

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen made the announcement at “#UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying” live from the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV on Thursday (Oct. 3), which featured appearances by “Modern Family’s” Nolan Gould, Sheamus of the WWE, “Psych’s” James Roday and Mehcad Brooks of “Necessary Roughness.”

Jepsen is also featured in an original PSA
calling for student entries to the competition that will air on USA
Network — watch it above!

“As a longtime advocate for bullying prevention, I am excited to see the
original and powerful ads kids across the country will create to help
stop bullying. I am hopeful that empowering students to stop
intolerance and bullying will help create a brighter future,” says Jepsen.

From Oct. 3 through Nov. 20, students ages 13-18 can center the challenge by submitting a short essay or a video. The winner will receive an iPad and a trip to Los Angeles to watch the commercial being filmed. The winning concept will be made into a national commercial to air on USA Network during Characters Unite Month in February and online at and Two runners-up will also receive iPads.

To enter the contest, view the rules and regulations and learn more about Characters Unite, please visit

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."