Youth Video & Visual Art Vaccine Challenge



The County of San Diego is pleased to announce the return of Our Health Is Worth a Shot! This year, youth and young adults are encouraged to join the challenge to raise awareness about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 booster doses, and the positive equitable impact of vaccines through video and visual art. Eligible participants will be organized into three groups: Ages 5–11, Ages 12–17, and Ages 18–25, to potentially place in Platinum, Gold, or Silver categories for the opportunity to receive winning items, including running promotions throughout San Diego County, a signed Certificate of Achievement, and a Meet & Greet with the County Public Health Officer, Dr. Wooten.

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Please note: We highly recommend keeping the morning of July 1, 2022, available, if possible, if you are chosen as a winner for this year’s Our Health Is Worth a Shot! youth challenge. Further details will be provided as we move closer to this date.




No purchase necessary. California participants only. Must live in San Diego County with verifiable proof of address and be a youth or young adult 5–25 years of age to enter. Cannot be a County of San Diego employee, staff, judge, or family member of the preceding groups.



Submission Categories

Videos and visual art pieces can be designed using the participant’s preferred creative outlet. The videos or visual art will be distributed throughout County sites that will be seen by the public, so we are looking for high quality artwork in addition to on-topic messaging. Some acceptable submissions include: a TikTok, Instagram Reel, Facebook Story, YouTube video, a painting, meme, poster, handout, flyer, or infographic.

Eligible youth and young adults may participate by submitting one entry for the following category that falls into their age group:

  • Vax Benefits for Participants Ages 5–11: Create a video or visual art piece showing or explaining why it is important to get vaccinated against COVID-19 responding to one of the following questions: 
    • Why is getting vaccinated for COVID-19 important? or
    • What reasons would you give someone to motivate them to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
  • Vax Fax for Participants Ages 12–17: Create a video or visual art piece explaining how getting boosted against COVID-19 benefits the community’s well-being with at least one fact about COVID-19 boosters from the website of an organization provided.
  • Beyond the Shot for Participants Ages 18–25: Create a video or visual art piece explaining how vaccinations create a more inclusive and equitable community for current and future generations with at least one fact about social impact to support your reasoning from the website of an organization provided.



Submission Requirements

All submissions must be original work. Any use of copyrighted materials will not be accepted. Do not use artwork, music, slogans, or characters (such as Zelda, Bugs Bunny, SpongeBob, or Disney Characters) from the internet that are protected by copyright.

All submissions must include the web address “,” and the text “Be COVIDSafe” and “Get Vaccinated and Boosted.

All Videos Must be Within the Following Guidelines:

  • Must include: “Our health and the health of our community is worth a shot.
  • Length: 15 to 60 seconds.
  • Quality: At least High Definition (720p); at maximum Ultra High Definition (2160p).
  • Format: MP4 or WMV format.
  • Audio: Dialogue must be understandable and clear in your preferred language. The sound throughout the entire video should have the same volume.
  • Script: All submissions must include a simple, followable script attachment in English. The script does not have to be formatted in a specific way.
  • Participant must upload their video submission to a publicly accessible page and provide a corresponding link when completing their submission form. Video submissions must be accessible via the link provided to be evaluated by the judging panel. 

All Visual Art Must be Within the Following Guidelines:

  • Language: Any written or typed content should be understandable and clear in your preferred language. If written in a language other than English, a script or copy in English must also be included.
  • Size: Uploads must be less than 30MB.
  • Dimensions: Your visual art needs to be capable of being displayed or presented to the public without causing harm or injury to yourself or others.
  • Format: An image or photo in PDF, JPG, GIF, or PNG.
  • Title: Exported visual art should be saved with the TITLE that matches the category.
    • For example: VaxBenefits_Last Name First Name_2022_My Visual Art.PNG

Additional Submission Requirements for Vax Facts for Participants Ages 12-17:

  • Fact(s) featured must be from at least one of the following organizations: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Healthy People,, Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Strategic Growth Council, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), County of San Diego, or Live Well San Diego
  • Fact(s) need to be at least one complete sentence and clearly visible within your work.
  • All sources must be submitted with the direct link to your fact(s) from the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine page. If using more than one reference, separate links using semi-colons (;).

Additional Submission Requirements for Beyond the Shot for Participants Ages 18-25:



Last Year's Winners

The Perks of Getting Vaccinated

by Bill Chen, Age 18, Spring Valley, CA

Category: Beyond the Shot

Check out more of Bill's Animations on his Youtube channel, Puggytatoes!







by Arthi S. Chandra, Age 13, Carmel Valley, CA

Category: Vax Facts



Stop the Spread, Save the World

by Christian Z. Kerbein, Age 16, Escondido, CA

Category: Vax Facts



There will be no third eye!

by Sylvia Paredes, Age 19, Chula Vista, CA

Category: Vax Facts




The Defeat of Coronavirus




The Defeat of Coronavirus

by Marshall J. Gerber, Age 12, Scripps Ranch, CA

Category: Vax Facts

mRNA for the Win



mRNA for the Win

by Vivianna S. Lasley, Age 16, Fallbrook, CA

Category: Vax Facts

How mRNA Vaccines for Covid-19 Work Comic

How mRNA Vaccines for Covid-19 Work Comic

by Hope J. Golden, Age 23, San Marcos, CA

Category: Vax Facts